Plan Bay Area Stakeholder Working Group

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Plan Bay Area Passes in a Room Full of Paranoid Conservative Activists

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Plan Bay Area, the 25-year regional development and transportation funding strategy, was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments last night. The commissions passed a plan that includes some highway expansions and won’t meet the region’s own goals for sustainable transportation, according to projections, but which nevertheless represents a step forward for smart […]

Overcoming the Barriers to a Seamless Bay Area Transit Experience

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Ratna Amin is SPUR’s Transportation Policy Director. This piece originally appeared in SPUR’s The Urbanist. The Bay Area’s prosperity is threatened by fragmentation in the public transit system: Riders and decision-makers contend with more than two dozen transit operators. Inconsistent transit experiences and disjointed planning and investment make our transit system less efficient, less usable, […]

SPUR Talk: High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California

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High-Speed Rail construction is well underway in the Central Valley, said Ben Tripousis, Northern California Regional Director for the California High Speed Rail Authority, during a forum at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) Mission Street center. “The High-Speed Rail question has shifted from ‘if’ to ‘when,'” he told the packed house at today’s […]
SFMTA crews improving crosswalk viability. Photo: SFMTA.

SPUR Talk: Checking in on Vision Zero

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“Every year, 360 people are killed in the Bay Area as a result of traffic crashes,” said Jenn Fox, with the Vision Zero Network. “Each of these tragedies is a person–a family member, a community member … we must get over our complacency.” Fox gave these morbid statistics as part of a review of the […]