350 Bay Area Transportation Blog

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

This is a completely informal list of articles and presentations about legislation in the Bay Area regarding transportation.  Its purpose is to help readers keep up on the changing legal and political situation.  We have not necessarily discussed or taken a position...

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....

California Prepares to Ban Gas Cars

California Prepares to Ban Gas Cars

Is California ready to join Great Britain, France, China, India and other countries in setting a phase-out date for gas cars and light trucks?  If the Clean Cars 2040 Act--AB1745--introduced into the California Assembly January 3, 2018, is approved, only zero-emission...

Transport Equity

Transport Equity

Lower-income communities often have fewer convenient options for transportation - fewer bus and train lines, less access to transit passes and higher fares when they pay cash.  As a result they wind up driving, in older cars that pollute more.  It adds up to one more...

Off the Seamy side of transit

A seamless transit system stitching together the 25-odd transit agencies in the Bay Area would go a long way toward cutting car use and the emissions it entails in these days of routine 80-mile commutes and high expectations for transportation convenience. Here is...

Combination Strategies to Eliminate ICE Car Use

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars, trucks, trains, buses, planes all have to go. No single approach can do it. This page explores some combinations that might. Urban density alone won’t get Americans out of their cars This article is based on the study below....