“What if BART charged the same price for every trip?” * “How much money would BART have to charge to have a 100% farebox recovery?” ** These are the sort of random questions my friends asked me in the last week without realizing I spent a whole semester of Transportation Policy class modeling those exact […]
My presentation on Oakland’s parklet program won an honor prize at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s “Circus”. Not a bad practice run for the APA conference in April. Update: I won the top poster prize. Cool. To celebrate, I ordered my poster tube to take to LA.
It’s been a long few weeks. As mentioned in my last post, I was honored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals to be a finalist in their poster competition. Between the generosity of APBP, WOBO, and my own department at Berkeley, I was able to attend the APBP Professional Development Seminar in Charlotte, […]
The nine things I’m doing right now at Berkeley and elsewhere.
My piece on the “green tyranny” of strategic regional planning.
The second most frustrating thing at the Transportation Camp West unconference was the “Making Transit Sexy” discussion. My exasperation returned when I stumbled upon this article. “Transit-oriented everything,” said one attendee. “Fix crappy cabs,” said another. ”Public transit — sexy!” ”Fix Clipper now!” ”Multimodal transit haiku.” “What about a ‘Report a Problem’ app?” an audience member suggested. Frequent […]
It’s alive! For months, I’ve been trying to get someone in the City of Oakland to take the lead and create a parklet permit. To little avail. Finally, I got someone from the Public Works and Planning departments to say parklets are the other departments’ responsibility. I put the quotes in a draft article and […]
This weekend, we went from this: To this: As you can see, it’s not quite finished. We’re making inroads with the City to make it official. May will be exciting.
I woke up to a series of emails from people congratulating me on a successful April Fool’s post in Oakland Local. 298 Facebook likes and counting. Someone pointed out that I’m shown in the Transportation Camp West Streetfilm (in argyle at 02:58). Did you know 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon was a transit and bike advocate? Now […]
In case there was any doubt that Oakland and I were made for each other, there are three city streets that form my entire name. The first entry in this series: