350 Bay Area Transportation Blog

Road-share Works in Oakland

Road-share Works in Oakland

Safe and Successful Commuters use the new bike lanes or “cycle tracks” along Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate neighborhood shortly after their creation in May 2016. The bike lanes are part of a larger project to improve transportation safety for all modes...

Helsinki: Mixing Public and Private Transit

Transport As a Service: It Starts with a Single App (excerpt) The Economist, Sep 29, 2016 Get the Traveler Seamlessly from Door to Door Helsinki residents can travel quickly door-to-door within the city by using an app that mixes and matches a variety of public and...

AVs: Robot Vehicles

AVs: Robot Vehicles

SF Mayor Asks Companies to Agree to Voluntary Tests for Self-Driving Cars  “The City of San Francisco has no regulatory control over self-driving vehicles, which are governed by the CA Department of Motor Vehicles and California Public Utilities Commission.” Read the...

Employer Shuttle Buses

Deprived of data, transit agency tracks tech shuttle buses with cameras (Photo: Gabriel Lurie) The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority estimates that companies spend roughly $249,000 a year to operate each shuttle, with an annual cost per rider of $12,000 to...

CARB Action?

The CA Air Resources Board makes plans to cut transportation emissions and controls some state funding. What have they done for the climate lately? (The proposed 2918-9 state budget is over $130 billion.) California Air Resources Board...

Equity in the new mobility

How can transportation serve everyone, regardless of economic status?  I think this report, A Framework for Equity in New Mobility, by Stuart Cohen and Clarrissa Cabansagan of Transform, is a good starting point to evaluate equity of developments in transportation...

Coming to the Ballot

Coming to the Ballot

Legislation worth keeping an eye on. Regional Measure 3 The region urgently needs new investment in transportation. But Regional Measure 3 is not the answer. It demands that bridge commuters take hundreds of dollars out of their paychecks to fund a grab bag of...

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles: Why Don't People Know? Californians are not deciding they don’t want PEVs. Rather, they remain to a great extent unaware of PEVs and anything about them. The article includes suggestions for raising awareness. By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media, Feb...

The Automotive Liberation of Paris

The city has waged a remarkably successful effort to get cars off its streets and reclaim walkable space. It didn’t happen overnight. But driving within Paris city limits has dropped about 45% since 1990, according to a recent paper. Meanwhile, transit’s share has...

Congestion Management Around the World

Congestion Management Around the World

Getting cars and trucks out of busy downtowns is crucial to encouraging public transit, biking and walking. When they’ve got to drive, a congestion fee supports sharing the car. A number of cities worldwide are instituting or working on plans for this smart idea....