Free Transit?

Dunkirk France may be one of the first to go fareless. The city is still on course to start free transit in September. Estonia’s doing it So friends have been discussing the concept of Fareless Muni. Here are some of the views. Is this a good use of SF’s...

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Our Car Efficiency Standards

They’re undoing California’s higher gasoline-mileage standards, which have led the way for half the country. Seventeen states, representing 44% of the nation’s people, will see them in court. Meanwhile EPA chief Pruitt tries to bully the states into...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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About TNCs

Read here about Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft Agree to Pricey New S.F. Tax The threat of an expensive November ballot measure battle compelled Lyft and Uber to agree to the plan before it reached voters. Nuala Sawyer, SF Weekly,...

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Housing and Transit

Lack of housing options in the cities has been resulting in urban sprawl and forcing lower-income earners to commute further, often in higher-emission cars, to work in the cities. Parking Requirements and Housing: California’s Love of Cars Is Fueling Its Housing...

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Climate Initiatives

We advocate for a number of climate-related initiatives, like parking policies that discourage single-occupancy vehicles, pay-as-you-go car insurance, traffic management for lower emissions, car sharing, and public education campaigns. Electrify Autos and Trucks...

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