If you haven't noticed, SFize has been on hiatus for the past several months. I decided I needed some time to settle into grad school and think about where I want to take the blog. While I don't think I'll ever be able to truly "settle" at UC Berkeley, I have had the opportunity to think about new directions. So, starting today, SFize is back online and all posts are viable once again. Over the next while I'm going to make changes to the blog's design and layout – it is 2013 after all – and after that I'll begin posting once again. My plan is to write shorter but more frequent posts on a more diverse range of topics. They'll be plenty of talk on bicycling, but I want to broaden the conversation to consider other important topics at the nexus between urban transportation and the public realm. Less reporting and more open-ended discussion – look out for changes coming very soon!
One other note – while this blog does follow in the name of the famed bastion of bicycle culture, Copenhagenize, I do not intend to write a blog discussing ways to SanFranciscoize the world. We're doing some great things over here (as well as some not so great things), and I want to cover it all. If some of our most successful experiments (like parklets) are replicated elsewhere, that's great, but I'm not pushing San Francisco's superiority to anywhere else. I wrestled with the idea of changing the blog's name or trading it away (as the mind behind Portlandize recently did), but I like the name too much and I know I can adapt it.
So here's to a Happy 2013 and an open future for SFize!