Make urban buses fare-free. Only then will urban planning make any sense.

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Car Free Experience

Santa Barbara Car Free: "2016 Take the Train and Show Your Ticket for the Santa Barbara Car Free Experience

Show your current Amtrak ticket (traditional paper, e-ticket, or mobile device) to Santa Barbara and enjoy special experiences through December 31, 2016."

Sunday, December 20, 2015

San Diego plans to cut emissions AND widen every highway

LA Times: "However, when it comes to meeting San Diego's transportation goals, elected officials may face an even more complicated puzzle. With vehicle emissions representing more than half of the city's greenhouse gases, the newly minted Climate Action Plan will fail if residents don't significantly cut back on the number of miles they drive.

In October, the San Diego Regional Assn. of Governments adopted a countywide transportation plan that included millions in infrastructure spending for the city of San Diego. While some of that money went to creating bike lanes and expanding the trolley network, funding was also allocated for widening nearly every major freeway in the city."

Saturday, October 17, 2015

#Autosprawlsubsidy draining Southern California

sgvtribune: "Caltrans is falling $5.75 billion a year short in unfunded repairs to highways, freeways and bridges, state officials told six members of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnective Solutions led by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena."

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mission - CicLAvia - #carfree streets

Mission - CicLAvia: "CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to positively transform our relationship with our communities and with each other."

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SANDAG sprawl-trolls try to lock in billions in #autosprawlsubsidy

SANDAG’s transit plan hit with opposition | "SAN DIEGO — As elected officials prepared to vote Friday on a blueprint for development, the economy and $204 billion in transportation projects, supporters of new trolley lines and bicycle and pedestrian-friendly routes demanded that their preferred modes of transportation move to the front of the line in a long list of infrastructure projects."

Friday, October 9, 2015

USC shows signs of oil industry influence

Streetsblog Los Angeles: "Earlier in the week, the focus was on the faculty outrage that the school was canceling a program designed to make rideshare easier and more affordable in favor of a parking subsidy program. Neither story was news to Streetsblog readers. We’ve covered the strange transportation policies at USC for years, including a recent takedown of the end of the rideshare subsidies by Sahra Sulaiman."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Public transit use hits all-time high, MTS reports

FOX5 San Diego: "SAN DIEGO — More than 96.7 million passenger trips were made on buses and trolleys during the fiscal year ended June 30 — an all-time high, the Metropolitan Transit System reported."