Planning

Transit Pricing

“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 […]

Musings Planning

Making Transit Sexy

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 […]

Oakland Projects Reporting

Up and Parkleting

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 […]

Oakland

Transpo Weekend

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 […]

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