Most expensive tolls in the United States

Nobody likes paying tolls, but they are a necessary evil. The money from tolls is used to fund the construction of new roadways, as well as maintenance. Unless you live in one of the 22 states that don't collect tolls, or a state where you can get by without owning a car, you have no other choice but to pony up and… » 1/06/15 10:20am 1/06/15 10:20am

Bad Weather And Food Vendor Strike Make Perfect Shitstorm At SFO

It's one thing to have your flight delayed for a long time. At least you can grab some food or drinks and hang out. But if there's nobody working at those restaurants and bars, you're in for a miserable day — and that's what's currently happening at San Francisco International Airport this morning. » 12/11/14 1:44pm 12/11/14 1:44pm

Speed Limits, Skybridges, Paint: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

New York City takes a big step to save lives on the streets, but not everyone wants to slow down. And Twitter's proposing a way to keep its employees separated from the regular people of San Francisco, at least while they're at work. It's What's Ruining Our Cities! » 11/09/14 1:00pm 11/09/14 1:00pm

Why SF Cops Filed 98 Speeding Tickets In 10 Hours On One Road

Deer Running Across The Golden Gate Bridge Is Kinda Wonderful

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Zipping from San Francisco to Oakland in 5 Minutes

Last week I had two friends from the Bay Area over to my apartment in Los Angeles. They recently moved to San Francisco from Oakland and I asked how they liked their new digs. "We love it. But I wish there was a way to get between Oakland and San Francisco easier." » 8/22/14 5:17pm 8/22/14 5:17pm

​The Parking App For Dicks Is Dead In SF

After receiving a cease-and-desist from the San Francisco City Attorney, MonkeyParking – the app enables dicks to sell their public parking spaces in SF – is shutting down its service in the city. » 7/10/14 2:05pm 7/10/14 2:05pm

A Refurbished Bus Will Bring Showers to the Homeless in San Francisco

An old MUNI bus in San Francisco is getting a second life with a noble cause. Outfitted with toilets and showers, Lava Mae's refurbished bus will bring mobile bathrooms to homeless people around the city. The long-awaited bus will make its first rounds this weekend. » 6/25/14 3:19pm 6/25/14 3:19pm

Watch This Maniac Torch His Truck And Dance Around It In Traffic

Apparently some nutter hopped out of his Ford F-150, set it on fire, and danced around it blocking four lanes on the San Francisco Bay Bridge this morning. » 6/19/14 12:27pm 6/19/14 12:27pm

New App Innovates New Way For People In SF To Be Dicks Via Parking

San Francisco is a lovely city, but it's getting a pretty nasty problem with douchebag infestation, and this new app, MonkeyParking, sure as shit isn't helping. Essentially, the app lets you auction off whatever public parking spot you find. You know, just like a real monkey, only more of a greedy asshole. » 5/08/14 1:29pm 5/08/14 1:29pm

Text While Driving In The Bay Area And You Might End Up On A Billboard

This month, some residents of San Francisco could discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behavior. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. » 3/24/14 7:26pm 3/24/14 7:26pm

Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America

As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them. » 2/27/14 10:34am 2/27/14 10:34am

SF to Google: Get Your Dang Mystery Barge Off Our Lawn

Google's mystery barge that's been floating in San Francisco Bay since last fall? Yeah, it's gotta go because Google never secured any permits for it to be there in the first place. » 2/03/14 9:46pm 2/03/14 9:46pm

Startup Makes App to Help People Evade Traffic Laws

Never, ever forget: the Silicon Valley insider crowd is exempt from the rules and norms of the rest of the citizenry. TechCrunch excitedly reports on a new app called "Fixed," which will help San Franciscans automatically kill parking tickets, whether or not they deserve it. » 1/17/14 1:11pm 1/17/14 1:11pm

Airports Are Pretty Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful. » 12/08/13 4:20pm 12/08/13 4:20pm

Is This the First Google Glass Traffic Ticket?

Probably a murky area of the law right now, but we're thrilled to see a big first step towards criminalizing face computers. » 10/30/13 10:45pm 10/30/13 10:45pm

Watch A San Francisco Bridge Go Up In Just 4 Minutes

It took $6.4 billion and 11-and-a-half years to build the new, hopefully earthquake-proof eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. That's a lot of money and time, but now you can watch the last five years of construction happen in just four minutes. » 9/04/13 1:53pm 9/04/13 1:53pm

San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network

Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep… » 7/22/13 12:31pm 7/22/13 12:31pm

When Your Smartphone Chauffeur Becomes a Stalker

Lyft, one of San Francisco's most beloved new apps, isn't a bad idea if you think about it very briefly: the city's transit service isn't great, so let's make it easy to pay for a ride from your fellow man. But, surprise, when you let almost anyone be a cab driver, your fellow man is going to creep you the hell out. » 7/16/13 4:31pm 7/16/13 4:31pm