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Air district unveils new wind-powered ferry

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San Francisco, the city with the highest concentration of hybrid cars, may soon be the first city to boast a hybrid ferry as well. Officials today at Pier 1 ½ unveiled a vessel that runs on both wind and engine power, significantly reducing fuel use and air pollution.Read more »

Cyclists gain an unlikely defender against the backlash

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After yesterday's media pile-on – with the Examiner's cover story and the Chronicle leading both its front page and Bay Area section with stories bashing bicyclists in the wake of a pedestrian death – it was refreshing to read today's level-headed Examiner editorial “Rare pedestrian death exploited by bike foes.”Read more »

Bay Bridge's new S-bend gets fence. Finally.

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Ever since the driver of a truck laden with Asian pears flew off the Bay Bridge's new S-curve and plummeted to his death last November, the California Highway Patrol has been policing the speed limit and Caltrans has added striping, signs, rumble strips and other features. Those efforts have helped reduce the curve’s initially high accident rate.Read more »