Stories about Congestion

Why can Uber and Lyft use city streets for free?

Data suggests that the companies not only clog the streets -- they take money from Muni. Why don't they have to pay a franchise fee?

How we can tax Uber

Maybe SF can charge a fee for all the congestion, street damage, and Muni impacts of 45,000 new cars on the streets

Racism — and politics — in SF Redevelopment history

The history of the Western Addition is complicated -- and has lessons for today

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

The real-estate industry loves smart growth; here's why

More than a million people in SF? Did anyone ask you?

New regional plan, adopted with little public input, pushes massive growth for San Francisco -- with no promise of money for transit or social equity

Palo Alto and the tech shop of horrors

Behind the story of the Peninsula planning commissioner who made national news by saying she had to leave town to buy a house for her family

No CEQA review for Uber

City admits that the impact of all these new cars on the streets doesn't qualify as an environmental impact

Developers win with “smart growth” rule

New rules would make it harder to raise environmental challenges to projects that cause urban congestion

A pricey palace, huge losses in risky investments, a busted bridge — and now the agency responsible wants more...

Behind the power grab by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Should the regional transportation agency be elected?

A new twist in the power struggle over Bay Area planning