Scott Wiener

Fire at a construction site at 4th Street and China Basin in San Francisco on March 11, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants Narrower Streets For Pedestrian Safety, Fire Chief Slams Idea

There’s only so much available room on San Francisco’s streets, and it seems to be shrinking daily. As a result, a turf war is brewing between those worried about pedestrian safety and those worried about fire safety.

04/30/2014

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Muni Annual Report Card Shows Key Improvements, But Not All Around

Muni presented a one-year performance report card to a San Francisco Board of Supervisors Committee this week. While it shows self improvements in some key areas, it wasn’t all good marks.

04/29/2014

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Resolution To Improve Late-Night Transit Options

A lot of people don’t think of San Francisco as a 24-hour city, but city Supervisor Scott Wiener disagrees. The lawmaker has taken preliminary steps to improve late-night public transportation options.

04/22/2014

Castro Street in San Francisco on October 16, 2010. (Wikimedia Commons)

Major Improvements, Rainbow Crosswalks Coming To San Francisco’s Castro Street

The Castro Streetscape project will help beautify Castro Street, while also making it more friendly for pedestrians.

03/13/2014

Officers at the Powell Street Muni Station where a man was struck and killed by a train, February 15, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Calls Recent Muni Disruptions ‘Unacceptable’

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener on Tuesday called for a hearing on problems with Muni’s subway system and communication with riders.

02/25/2014

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Struggles With Spate Of Pedestrian Fatalities

Questions remain on what can be done by city leaders, transit officials and the police department to decrease the number of fatalities on San Francisco streets.

02/05/2014

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Look To Put Sugary Drink Tax On Ballot

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

02/05/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Proposes Rules For Tech Company Shuttles

Mayor Ed Lee announced an 18-month pilot program Monday that would allow commuter shuttles commonly known as “Google buses” to use 200 Muni bus stops throughout San Francisco to load and unload commuters, for a price.

01/06/2014

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Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

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Supervisor Proposes Prioritizing SF Muni Funds For Low-Income Areas

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced Tuesday by a city supervisor.

11/20/2013

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