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America’s Cup wrestling with traffic and super seaweed

By Victoria Schlesinger

This morning City officials will unveil their transportation plan for handling the throngs of visitors expected to hit San Francisco to watch the 34th America’s Cup. Highlights of the draft plan include shutting down lanes of the Embarcadero and Van Ness to regular traffic. Transportation is only the first hurdle among many in the...
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Not just fun and games, America’s Cup races have environmental toll

By Alison Hawkes
Not just fun and games, America’s Cup races have environmental toll

The America’s Cup races are two years away, but San Francisco is already bracing for the massive crowds and construction that will accompany the international sailing competition. Among the first items of business is raising $32 million in private funds to pay for police, transportation, and other public services so that public coffers aren’t...
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Enviro review of SF’s America’s Cup race begins tonight

By Alison Hawkes

San Francisco’s efforts to fast-track environmental review of the 2013 America’s Cup plans is slated for public review Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The city hopes to finalize the environmental study by the fall, with written comments due by March 11. Tonight’s meeting: Board of Supes chamber, City Hall, 6:30pm. Thursday night: Port of San...
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SF officials reaching out to public to ensure speedy enviro review of America’s Cup plans

By Alison Hawkes

San Francisco is making a special effort to reach out to the public and environmental groups during the environmental review of the America’s Cup plans. The review has been fast-tracked in order to gets plans in place by the 2013 games. Officials are hoping to avoid lawsuits.
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Tight timeline on America’s Cup shortcuts bidding on environmental review

By Alison Hawkes

San Francisco skipped a competitive bidding process for environmental review of the America’s Cup event in 2013, citing a tight timeline. The contract goes to Environmental Science Associates, which is also doing environmental review of the cruise ship terminal.
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