Tag: San Francisco Bay Area

Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Regulations on new housing — and the resulting shortfall in supply — are costing the U.S. economy billions each year. How? A new study, “Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth” by Chang-Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago and Enrico Moretti of UC Berkeley, finds that income disparity in metro areas is […]

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Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The parking-lot business is feeling the heat of San Francisco’s real estate market: private lots are being sold for new development, lowering the number of parking spaces in the city. That trend is affecting the public’s view of San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative. Announced in the spring, the program reserves 900 on-street parking spots for three […]

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CARMAnation offers San Franciscans good parking mojo

CARMAnation offers San Franciscans good parking mojo

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hoping to celebrate her birthday in San Francisco’s Marina district a month ago, Ashley Cummings and a guest circled the area for parking a little before 6 p.m. Finding none, they abandoned the plan and went elsewhere. The experience was all too familiar for Cummings, one of the masterminds behind CARMAnation, a startup that allows […]

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900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer, three car-sharing companies will receive 900 of San Francisco’s most precious assets: on-street parking spots. City CarShare, a Bay area nonprofit; local startup Getaround; and national company Zipcar will all participate in the two-year experiment that hopes to popularize car sharing throughout the city. The program, run by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation […]

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