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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Students, Parents to Rally for Free Public Transit

NBC 7 San Diego: "Hundreds of high school students will take to the streets Downtown Wednesday to rally for the continuation of a free transit pass program that they say is endangered."

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Car-dependency puts San Diego out of reach for students wallets

The Daily Aztec : Public transportation lags behind for commuters: "The county of San Diego is not a small piece of land that’s easily accessible via public transportation. Without a car, commuting to and from San Diego State can be burdensome and even costly. San Diego’s inefficient and limited public transportation system only makes matters more difficult for students. Students who commute should have accessibility to inexpensive and efficient transportation around San Diego.
If students aren’t stressing about traffic and rush hour in parking structures, they are depending on the trolley or the bus to get around — but the price paid by students doesn’t just come from their wallets."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More roads means more traffic

Saturday, October 4, 2014

California sprawl is unsustainable, tipping points being reached now

NASA images show California's drought deepening: "All of California is in a historic drought, and images taken from a NASA satellite show the dramatic decrease in the state's water storage since 2002."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How bad could it get?

Vox: ""The current rate of ocean acidification appears unprecedented at least over the last 300 million years," noted a report this week from the World Meteorological Organization."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Global shift to mass transit could save more than $100 trillion and 1,700 megatons of CO2

UC Davis News & Information: "Currently the world leader in urban passenger transportation CO2 emissions, the U.S. is projected to lower these emissions from 670 megatons annually to 560 megatons by 2050 because of slowing travel growth combined with sharp improvements in fuel efficiencies. But a high shift to more sustainable transportation options, along with fewer and shorter car trips related to communication technologies substituting for transportation, could further drop those emissions to about 280 megatons.  "

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seniors have poor access to public transportation, report finds

Press Enterprise: "Most Inland-area seniors have poor access to public transportation, and it’s not going to get any better soon, according to a recently released report from Rep. Mark Takano’s office.
The report from Takano, D-Riverside, also found that working families in Riverside and Moreno Valley spend almost 60 percent of their incomes on transportation and housing."