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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

TransForm works to create world-class public transportation andwalkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond, and has helped to win billions of dollars and groundbreaking policies in support of smart growth, public transportation, affordable housing, andbicycle/pedestrian safety. TransForm's work is essential in the fight against climate change.

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SF Aims to Make City Safer for Birds

July 14, 2011 by Carly Peltier

Every year in North America, a billion birds die by colliding with windows, buildings, and communication towers. Many of these deaths could be avoided by doing things like tinting windows and turning off lights between dusk and dawn. A proposed new city policy, would aim to better protect birds in San Francisco, which has more than 400 bird species and sits right on the Pacific Flyway.

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EndangerBus Feature: Rapid Transit

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Imagine a time when buses and streetcars and trains are everywhere in San Francisco, when everyone takes transit and almost no one owns a private car. This was close to reality just 70 years ago. Since then the urban ecosystem has changed, and buses were outcompeted by private cars. Today, though, that urban ecosystem might be changing again.

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Magna Albany Mall Plan

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In May of 2002, Magna Entertainment Corporation, owner of the Golden Gate Fields racetrack, adjacent to Berkeley and Albany, proposed ...

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Contra Costa Transit Vote

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Have you noticed that it takes longer to get to the mountain these days? Traffic congestion has become a big ...

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