Issue 574 Winter 2020
The Year of Regional Thinking
A year filled with new bike and bus lanes, expanded and improved routes, and new transportation leadership around the Bay.
When the headlines are all about cost overruns and delays, it can be easy to forget that we do have transportation wins to celebrate. In 2019 the region accomplished many important, long-needed and exciting transportation projects and plans.
Last month, SPUR board member Jeffrey Tumlin stepped into a new role as director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The former director of strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates had a brief stint as interim director of the Oakland Department of Transportation, but this is his first time managing a public agency. SPUR asked him some questions about the opportunities (and challenges) ahead.
This affordable housing finance consultant started a film festival to help us understand cities through cinema.
Fay Darmawi, the founding producer of the San Francisco Urban Film Fest, celebrates cities through film and discusses the power films can have in conveying urban perspectives.