23 4 / 2012
This heat map of walk scores in San Francisco and the East Bay comes via Slate’s recent series on walking in America.
According to Walk Score, San Francisco is the second most walkable city in America (always playing second fiddle to New York, we are). Our most walkable neighborhood is Chinatown, with a Walk Score of 99/100, and many eastern and northern neighborhoods in the city score almost as high.
Perhaps most surprising on this map is that large green pocket of walkability up in Marin, around downtown San Rafael. It’s a Walk Score of 63, so compared with Chinatown, not too walkable, but enough to merit a green spot on the heat map.
Find your Walk Score here.
10 4 / 2012
It was only a matter of time. In the fine foodie tradition of the San Francisco Meat Map, and perhaps as a logical next step from the gangs and cupcakes map, comes the ultimate San Francisco cupcake map:
02 4 / 2012
You probably saw Google’s April Fool’s Day maps project yesterday, in which they made the world look like 1980s Nintendo games. But did you know that you can see certain cities built in a labor of love in the same style, funded via a Kickstarter project nearly two years ago?
Google’s version (2012):
The 8-Bit Cities version (est. 2010/2011):
Click through to explore more of the 8-bit world on either site.
23 2 / 2012
A bill in the state assembly is threatening to prevent food trucks from parking within 1500 feet of any school, including elementary schools.
Obviously the food truckers and their fans are riled up over the whole thing. The bill would hamper continued development of the food truck revolution, especially at lunch hour.
Burrito Justice made this handy map to show the difference between a 1500-foot radius and a smaller, 500-foot one.
08 2 / 2012
The researchers map the addresses of all the San Francisco butchers in the city’s early days, and find that as the city expands, the density of where people get their meat diminishes.
Looks like they had an abundance of real butchers back in the day. What happened between then and now to change things? Supermarkets? Bring back the neighborhood butcher shop!
02 2 / 2012
Birdseye view of San Francisco and surrounding country. Drawn by G. H. Goddard, c.e. Lith. Britton, Rey & Co.
And a close-up of Mission Bay, when it was actually a bay.