Closeup: The Embarcadero

Fisher, Bonnie
January 2005
Planning;Jan2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the sea connectivity of San Francisco, which provides it with excellent trade opportunities. San Francisco's history is closely connected to its waterfront, which provides access to ocean trading routes. Decline came to the waterfront after World War II as containers, trucks, and rail began to dominate freight service, and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges took a toll on ferry travel. The final blow was struck in the 1950s, when the waterfront was selected as the route for a freeway connecting the two bridges and ferry service was interrupted. Subsequent developments, the effect of 1989 earthquakes and its impact on the embarcadero and development of waterfront are discussed in the article.


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