The City of San Mateo will host a pair of community meetings next week in San Mateo and Burlingame over the proposed 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange project. The project is a familiar type: it would relocate the US 101 southbound on-ramps and off-ramps from East Poplar Avenue to Peninsula Avenue, to eliminate the partial interchange and create […]
The City of Cupertino is best known as the corporate headquarters of a boutique hardware developer called Apple. But if the city moves forward with a plan to add seven “bicycle boulevards” to its bike network, it could also become one of the more bike friendly cities in Silicon Valley. Cupertino will hold a series of […]
There will be many news stories generated by the announcement of the details of President Donald Trump's proposed budget next month. In advance of the announcement, the campaign to preserve funding for the electrification of Caltrain is working with advocates around the state and country to preserve a nearly $650 million grant agreement scuttled by the Trump Administration in February.
Despite a handful of small setbacks, East Palo Alto’s dream of providing a safe crossing over the 101 Freeway for people riding bicycles and people walking is nearly a reality. Construction of the “East Palo Alto Highway 101 Ped/Bike Overcrossing,” a 12-foot wide bridge over Highway 101 between Newell Road and Clarke Avenue, could begin […]
Over a million people marched last Sunday at women’s rallies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, to say nothing of the dozens of other rallies across the states. Governor Jerry Brown uses his State of the State to vow a legal fight if Washington, D.C. tries to roll back California’s stand on clean cars. Shortly […]
So far, we're only talking about trains because that's where the largest overcrowding took place. Most casual transit users choose to take rail over the bus for a variety of reasons. Building out a working and connected rapid bus system would have the same benefits for people who would ride transit regularly but don't.
On Monday, the Los Angeles Times published a bombshell article, outlining the details of a “confidential Federal Railroad Administration risk analysis,” in an attack on the competence and ethics of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Reporter Ralph Vartabedian claims the report shows cost overruns and delays, although the Times does not provide readers a chance […]
2017 is likely to be a year of unprecedented challenges for the broader movement to create safe and healthy communities through smart urban planning and progressive transportation design. Even before the bizarre proposed appointment of Dr. Ben Carson to head the federal Department of Housing and Urban Design, the change in administrations in Washington, D.C. […]