Out of service trains pass eachother at the closed West Portal Tunnel on Monday, April 5th. Photo credit: Cooper Makhijani.

Opinion: SF must evolve past the automobile

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The average San Franciscan spends 83 hours every year looking for parking. That’s more than two full work weeks. During those 83 hours, $1,735 of wasted fuel is burned, generating carbon dioxide pollution....

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From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor May 7, 2019

On February 17, 2019, the AMC Van Ness Theater on Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street closed for good. Every time I drove past the movie theater for the next two weeks, I was immediately filled with...

Inside the minds of Uber drivers

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief, Visuals June 6, 2018

Alex* arrived at Page and Masonic at 2:50 pm, the perfume of the old woman he had just dropped off at Whole Foods lingering in his black Toyota Camry, to pick up his next client: me. Instead of commencing...

Urban students' road to independence through driving

Urban students’ road to independence through driving

Katie Jonckheer , Staff Writer December 8, 2015

One would think that teenagers living in a city bustling with so much public transportation may be less inclined to drive their own cars. The city is already crowded as it is, which makes dealing with...

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Book Review: Lost on China’s Whirlwind Roads

Peter Hessler's "Country Driving"
Zachary Ngin, Book Critic December 1, 2015

Electricity flickers across the earth, triggering the annihilation of old China — 9.9 tons of dynamite. They are building a new Economic Development Zone in Zhejiang Province, and they’ve already leveled...

The Haight is surrounded by different residential parking permit areas.

Urban School feels parking pinch as options dwindle

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer October 15, 2015

The Urban School might be expanding, but its parking options are not, at least for now. Since last school year, the north campus construction, a recent residential parking permit in the Alamo Square neighborhood,...

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