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We Need to Steer Smart with AV’s

We Need to Steer Smart with AV’s

Self-Driving Cars Need to be Steered in a Climate-Smart Direction Shared electric AVs whisking folks safely and efficiently to and from destinations and transit stops could be great. Easy solo gas-AV rides on a whim, not so much. Which will happen? Read the article....

Robo Heaven or Autonomous Hell?

Robo Heaven or Autonomous Hell?

Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All. This Greenlining Institute report discusses the potential health, mobility, and social costs of moving to AVs. Read the article. January 23,...

CA Fuel Economy Standards update – not good

CA Fuel Economy Standards update – not good

Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks with California. Stanley Young, a spokesman for the air resources board, said meetings between the sides had been held but “were always at a superficial level, with no effort to engage in a...

High Speed Rail: What Happened?

High Speed Rail: What Happened?

Train to nowhere? Here’s how high-speed rail project went off the rails Did it go off the rails, or was it derailed by nimbyism and a diehard car culture?  California’s high-speed rail project has repeatedly hit lawsuits, engineering problems, geological obstacles,...

How Seattle & Minneapolis reduced driving

How Seattle & Minneapolis reduced driving

Minneapolis and Seattle Have Achieved the Holy Grail for Sustainable Transportation Even with low gas prices, population growth, and Uber and Lyft circling 24/7, Minneapolis and Seattle have reduced the amount of driving in their cities. Read how they did it. By Angie...

74% in SF support transit-oriented housing

74% in SF support transit-oriented housing

Support growing in SF for transit-oriented housing, poll finds An annual state-of-the-city poll commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce revealed that 74% of the survey’s 500 respondents supported a state bill that would, among other things, prevent...

Dad and baby do the Muni lines

Dad and baby do the Muni lines

This new dad rides the bus all day, every day, determined to log the whole length of every Muni line with his baby. The mother “did veto two lines: the 90-San Bruno Owl and the 91-Third Street/19th Ave. Owl, which run only in the middle of the night.” Read the article...

Saner Speed Limits

Saner Speed Limits

Engineering Group Takes on High Speed Limits “The National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a powerful group of engineers, voted last week to require city transportation officials to consider “pedestrian and bicycle activity” when determining the speed...