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From Cable Cars to Automated Vehicles: ‘Moving San Francisco’ Explores the City’s Public Transportation Evolution

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A cable car heads down a hilly San Francisco street. (iStock)

The documentary “Moving San Francisco” guides viewers through a history of public transit in a region rife with innovation. From the iconic cable cars that climb the city’s hills to the fleet of ferries on the bay to ride-hailing services, how people traverse the Bay Area has evolved with the times. And transit systems are still evolving – navigating issues of equity and affordability are as much part of the conversation as trying to regulate new technology. We’ll talk with the makers of “Moving San Francisco” and some of the documentary’s guests about how public transit has shaped San Francisco and what the city’s transportation network could become in the future.


Peter Stein, co-director, producer and writer, "Moving San Francisco"<br />

Gary Kamiya, host, "Moving San Francisco"; author, "Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco" and "Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages Through the Unknown City"

Jeffrey Tumlin, director of transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

Chanell Fletcher, deputy executive officer of environmental justice, California Air Resources Board


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