SPUR Symposium: Beyond the City: Turning toward regional challenges

"True regional planning has been the elusive goal of many generations of Bay Area planners. While the region boasts some great successes – saving the Bay, preserving the greenbelt and the building of BART – we still struggle to adequately manage regional land use. This symposium will trace the current state of regional planning, and assess how new climate change laws give hope for greater regional coordination. Join panelists Radhika Fox of PolicyLink; Mike Teitz, professor emeritus in regional planning at UC Berkeley; Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Egon Terplan, SPUR’s regional planning director; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."


Congestion Pricing: Vital for Funding a Sustainable Transpo Future in SF

Take a shot at budgeting San Francisco’s future transportation revenue with the new online “Budget Czar” simulator from the SF County Transportation Authority, and it will quickly become clear: If residents want better transit and safer streets for walking and biking over the next 25 years, the city needs to collect new sources of transportation revenue […]

Clipper Card Upgrade Could Bring Seamless Regional Travel, Or Not

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will soon renew its contract for Clipper, the Bay Area’s “all-in-one transit card.” Transit advocates are urging MTC to use the opportunity to create a more seamless fare system, and remove barriers that could allow Clipper payments on both the region’s transit agencies and “first-and-last-mile” trip services. Transit riders can currently […]
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Regional Measure 3 Heads for the Ballot

Tolls on most Bay Area bridges will reach $9 by 2025 to raise $4.45 billion for transportation projects, if Regional Measure 3 (RM-3) is approved by voters in June. Yesterday, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) approved putting RM-3 on the June 5 ballot in the nine Bay Area counties. The measure will […]