San Francisco

Whatever Floats Our Boats

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by flickr user Larry Eiring

The San Francisco Bay has been served by ferries of all types for over 150 years. Although the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge adversely impacted ferry travel in the latter half of the 20th century, extreme congestion heading to and from San Francisco in recent years has led to a resurgence in water-based transit. Hear about the current state of ferries in our bay, what’s on the horizon and the ideas that are afloat for the future.

+ Emily Loper / Bay Area Council
+ Nathan Nayman / Tideline Marine Group
+ Kevin Connolly / Water Emergency Transportation Authority
+ Jim Swindler / Golden Gate Ferry


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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