Urban Life Signs
Thoughts on people, cities and moving about.
High Speed Rail
11 May 2013
(Ped) Tunnel Vision
Making a transfer between rail lines can be frustrating, but it can also be a valuable bridge to g...
30 April 2013
Caltrain Rail Yard Hide and Seek
The sexy part of redevelopment proposals are their hope, promise of sunnier prosperous days, and op...
26 April 2013
To Be Tall or To Be Prominent...
What makes a hill more famous, more important, or more beautiful? Is it its shape? its height? it...
02 April 2013
Helipad on Valencia? At least it's not a restaurant.
Over the past 2 years it feels as if virtually every new retail space on Valencia is a new restaur...
29 March 2013
Forgotten Hills: La Portezuela
A 450-foot high hill would seem to draw some attention, especially when it rises 200 feet...
19 March 2013
Shortening Towers: The Pyramid and The Obelisk
Supertall buildings seem to get a bad rap in most cities, apart from New York, Chicago and anywhere...
09 March 2013
Uncrooking San Francisco's Crookedest Tunnel
How do we figure out the best way Caltrain and HSR get to the Transbay Center? Tearing down a free...
22 February 2013
New Restaurant - Same Chairs
A new restaurant has opened on Valencia Street. No it's not on the "hot" block betwee...
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