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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...

Human-Powered Transportation

Human-Powered Transportation

One way to cut the carbon footprint and boost public health is to get more people biking and walking.  Read about how this is working out here and around the world. 'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars The mayor’s philosophy is simple:...

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

Private buses have driven in SF ‘transit-only’ lanes for years — with the city’s blessing and despite the law By Joe Eskenazi, Mission Local, Aug 22, 2018 The Muni board voted to allow private buses — tech coaches, Chariot vehicles, etc. — into the transit-only “red...

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 Bay Area-wide Poll Finds Voters Favor RM3 RM3 would increase bridge tolls to provide funding for transportation improvements. This poll by Alameda County Transit covers the entire Ba Area and found that over half...

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....

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