Note: An earlier version of this article’s headline indicated that the increase in bike capacity came at the expense of bathrooms. The two were features were essentially unrelated. The Caltrain Board of Directors voted today to increase the share of space on its future electric trains devoted to bike capacity, though the trains may lack […]
The Rileys on Valencia Street at Cesar Chavez Street, near the start of their long journey to school and work. Photos: Matthew Roth When trying to find San Francisco parents who take their kids to school by bike or on foot, we often hear this refrain: It’s all well and good to ride your bike […]
Some of the first usage data is in from Bay Area Bike Share. The data is rough, but the number of trips in the first 12 days is underwhelming compared to bike-share launches in New York or Washington, DC. The Bay Area Quality Management District is still working on getting a real-time data platform set […]
Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. [Editor’s note: in the U.S., it’s roughly one in 17.] Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.
Dick Spotswood of the Marin Independent Journal was correct when he recently stated that adding highway lanes won’t fix our traffic problems. A common adage in transportation circles compares building more lanes to doctors counseling obese patients to simply loosen their belts. However, Spotswood was wrong when he glibly asserted that bikes are of little […]