Commentary: Bay Area Needs a Green New DealBy Bob Allen | | 15 Comments
We are failing to meet essential state and regional climate goals.
Decision time: Sustainable and Equitable Transportation or a Bankrupt BART?By Bob Allen | | 44 Comments
Build the BRT, address the needs of current riders, and grow ridership by investing in improved reliability and affordability so that all Bay residents have better access to equitable and sustainable transportation now and in the future.
Commentary: Driving Deeper into the Climate CrisisBy Bob Allen | | 4 Comments
The North Bay fires are a painful reminder of the disastrous impact of climate change. Unfortunately, the federal government’s most recent responses to the climate crisis include eliminating the Obama Administration’s attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, known as the Clean Power Program. Now more than ever, the Bay Area has to […]
Commentary: Why SF Housing Props G and K Matter for Smart GrowthBy Bob Allen, Fernando Martí, Peter Cohen and Tom Radulovich | | 43 Comments
Editor’s note: This is a guest op-ed authored by Urban Habitat, the Council of Community Housing Organizations, and Livable City tying sustainable transportation to two housing policy measures that will be put to voters on Tuesday. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Streetsblog. Smart Growth at a Crossroads: It’s time to stand up for […]
AC Transit Riders Fight For Their Right to Ride, 55 Years After MontgomeryBy Bob Allen and Marcy Rein | | 1 Comment
Editor’s note: This story is being re-published from Race, Poverty and the Environment, a magazine produced by the social and environmental justice non-profit, Urban Habitat. Fifty-five years to the month after the start of the Montgomery bus boycott, people of color can sit wherever they want on the bus—when and if one arrives. Bus operators […]