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Positive side of COVID-19? More bikes.

Bicycle ridership is up, at least in New York City, https://grist.org/climate/coronavirus-has-caused-a-bicycling-boom-in-new-york-city/ In San Francisco, the rise in ridership was up after Better Market Street was implemented, https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/03/car-free-market-street-data-san-francisco-bus-bike-scooters/607711/ Vehicle traffic is down, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/13/coronavirus-pandemic-cratering-road-traffic-these-us-cities/5041250002/ I suspect both…

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Planning for the future of San Francisco

In regards to my continued re-imagining of San Francisco, the Planning Department's report on Housing Affordability Strategies is available. A decent overview of the report is at https://sf.curbed.com/2020/3/9/21171492/housing-affordability-strategies-san-francisco-targets-planning-report. Who knew my interest in urban planning…

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Growing up, Thanksgiving involved family, food, and repetition. Every year, the family would gather to make various kinds of pasta, "the gravy", and meatballs. We did this from scratch with flour, egg, water, grinding meat,…

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An Empty Bay

Due to the high winds blowing across California, San Francisco Bay has been nearly empty today. The LEGACY was the only sailboat braving the bay today. For comparison, here's roughly the same shot of the bay…

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Lunch@Stinson Beach

Escaping the smoke and the fires, we head to Stinson Beach to have lunch on the beach. We're not the only ones with this idea. It was nice to sit and enjoy nature without power,…

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Hiking Tilden Regional Park

The walkIn the endless quest to explore the local parks, we headed over to Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. We picked an easy trail and head into the mist. The Quarry Trail to Lower Big…

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E-bikes, entirely different mobility platform

These are not just bikes with motors, they are an entirely different mobility platform. — Read on www.treehugger.com/bikes/gazelle-dutch-style-e-bikes-will-eat-cars.html I've been reading about Lloyd's conversion to e- bike advocate over the years. Having spent extended time…

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