Waiting for green – San Francisco takes 35 months to install a new stoplight. Th

If you had to guess, what would you think took longer to build: San Francisco’s stunning AT&T Park (still PacBell Park to some of us) or one single new stoplight?

Unless you’re familiar with the inner workings of San Francisco’s seemingly labyrinthine bureaucracy, you probably guessed wrong. Read more

Solar Incentives in San Francisco

Last week, Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity, wrote an article about GoSolarSF on SFGate about how the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is proposing a 40% cut on the program.

Why is the City proposing to cut a successful program that is winning national acclaim as a model for a new green economy? Read More

San Francisco Puts Its Stamp on Green
Noe Valley Artist Designs Earth Day Stamp for U.S. Post Office

San Francisco has always been known for leading the way on the green economy. From our successful solar incentive programs like GoSolarSF to the adoption of composting throughout the city, San Francisco is leading the way in terms of green jobs. In 2010, treehugger.com named San Francisco the Top City for Green Job Seekers, with over 42,000 green jobs right here in San Francisco.

So it is only fitting that when the U.S. Post Office decided on a series of ‘green’ Earth Day stamps this year they commissioned a San Francisco artist.  Noe Valley resident Eli Noyes designed all sixteen stamps that illustrate simple ways to reduce environmental impact. From recycling more to using public transportation to buying local and reusing produce bags, each stamp shows us how simple it is to be green. Read More

New York City is known for its congested streets and sidewalks, and of course its frustrated commuters. However, this video from STREETFILMS shows a very different side of commuting in the big apple. The video shows how New York City is embracing a Complete Streets policy. And how the addition of bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes and pedestrian islands is making commuting faster, easier and (most importantly) safer. These projects are also improving the quality of life for local residents, making everyday commutes more pleasurable, particularly for pedestrians and bike riders. Read more.


Solar Panels

Join the conversation on Solar in San Francisco with Phil Ting, David Hochschild and Jeanine Cotter!

Reset San Francisco is excited to announce the return of our popular Ask an Expert webcast series. Next Thursday, May 12, David Hochschild, Vice President of External Relations at Solaria, and Jeanine Cotter, CEO of Luminalt Energy Solutions, will join Phil Ting for a discussion about the future of solar in San Francisco and the importance of preserving our local solar incentive programs, like GoSolarSF.

Learn more about our panelists and the importance of Solar in San Francisco here.

At Reset San Francisco, we not only encourage residents to discuss important local policy issues, but we also want to rave about what makes San Francisco great.

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world - the architecture, the street art, the parks, the people - and the Golden Gate is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

That's why we're launching our Photo of the Week Contest. Share your "San Francisco Moment" with us. Here's our first entry - an art opening in North Beach.

North Beach Art Opening

"San Francisco is an Open Book"

Learn more about how to enter the contest.

Cal Fresh
Would you trade one dollar for one dollar and seventy four cents?

Of course you would. And that’s what some smart California legislators are trying to do by expanding California’s food stamp program, CalFresh, even in the middle of a big state deficit.

These legislators have figured out that by investing scarce state dollars in expanding the food stamp program, they draw in more federal funds than they spend. The benefit of a healthier state without hunger is enough reason alone to expand the program – but the fact that we get these important benefits plus an incredible economic stimulus makes it a no-brainer. Read More

Sorry, but we just had to share this.

At Reset, we have noticed that nearly every political website in America is designed by a manic fan of fire trucks. Now we see someone else has noticed, too.

Check it out: http://www.janecorwin.org

Read & React

Jane Corwin for Congress

MUNI bus peak hours
MUNI takes years, China says done.

While MUNI is still working on getting buses to show up every ten minutes, one city in China has buses arriving every ten seconds during peak hours.

The fight over Bus Rapid Transit [BRT] in San Francisco has been going on for years. In November 2003 voters in San Francisco overwhelmingly approved the Proposition K expenditure plan with 75% of the vote. The plan called for an expanded network of fast and reliable transit, including BRT. Today, over seven years since voters approved Prop K, proposed dedicated bus lines on Geary and Van Ness are still years from beginning service, with hopes that both lines will open by 2015. Read More

Under a new proposal, BART could begin testing running trains an hour later on F

Like Cinderella, in San Francisco the party can often stop at Midnight.

That is, if you’re a BART rider enjoying the myriad nightlife activities in and around San Francisco.

But, under a new proposal OK’d by BART’s Board of Directors last week, that may all change. The proposal seeks to add an extra hour to BART’s schedule on Friday nights – leaving the end-of-the-line station at 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning instead of midnight on Friday. The new plan would begin in September and would run on a six-month trial basis. It proposes keeping two additional trains in operation – traveling 30 minutes apart – on all BART lines and servicing all stations. Read more

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