Tag / History
This foray into cartography illustrates the final decades of San Diego’s streetcar network as lines were eliminated and newer cars were introduced in an effort to stay in business. Randolph Ruiz made this map to illustrate an article on the use of streamlined PCC streetcars by the San Diego Electric Railway. In 1936, San Diego was the first western city to feature the then revolutionary streetcars. The map shows the…February 18, 2015
Great. Metro now has $6B to spend on better things in this corridor, but recent news indicates it will only buy them a few miles of light rail
Now on to 710 Freeway item - approved “No Build” Alternative https://la.streetsblog.org/2022/05/17/metro-committee-expected-to-vote-to-not-build-lower-710-freeway-widening-project/
Imagine this treatment for the Golden State Fwy through Los Angeles
Paris mayor announces that the city’s ring highway will transform a car lane to bus/carpool/taxi use in 2024. Highway will get 50,000 trees to reduce its air pollution effects. And 2030 plan is to eliminate a car lane in both directions. https://twitter.com/anne_hidalgo/status/1526878345287421958
Roof replacement day #9: I've surmised that at least one roofer is a fan of "Shave and a Haircut"
Four more years!
Today, the BOS honored Tutor Perini for their 12 years of leadership in constructing the Central Subway
. Thank you, Ron Tutor!
Thread on converting offices to housing. I was partially involved in converting the Book Concern Building in SF into housing. A lot of pre-war buildings would be easier to convert, but they have structural issues and are not as empty as some of the newer buildings
Alright, let's get this @SPUR_Urbanist #SPURDigitalDiscourse started. https://twitter.com/maxdubler/status/1526634195262402560