East Bay

Image: OakMob mural
12/09/2016
All photos are by Pamela Palma Photography Bike share and car share are expanding in Oakland, with serious potential to make it easier for people to get around and enjoy a higher quality of life...
09/07/2016
This election is going to be a big one. Not just because of the high-stakes presidential contest — it’s literally going to be a long ballot for California voters, including many critical state and...
Image: a woman steps off an AC Transit bus. Photo: Noah Berger
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/02/2016
In 2008, voters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties approved a ten-year parcel tax to support AC Transit service from Richmond to Hayward.  The measure has raised nearly $30 million per year...
Image: Two people using bike share in San Jose. Photo: Ken Gutmaker
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
05/24/2016
Walking through downtown San Francisco and San Jose, you’re likely to see some shiny blue bikes lined up in a row, ready for you to start cruising after a quick credit card transaction. Bike share is...
A student signs his name on the "I Rode to School Today" sign at Rancho los Positas Elementary School.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
05/12/2016
This morning, my alarm went off earlier than usual, waking me up around the time I used to roll out of bed in high school to make it to first period. Which makes sense, since instead of going to the...
05/03/2016
At a recent Oakland City Council meeting, Gregory Ward stated, “I’m tired of having to come here and say the same thing over and over again. We need housing for the people.” Gregory is a member of...
Joël Ramos Headshot
03/10/2015
Things are changing in the City of Oakland. Along streets newly striped with green bike lanes and under the watch of a homegrown Mayor, neighborhoods are seeing a flurry of plans that have been...
Regional Planning Director, Joel Ramos, speaks at a BRT meeting in Oakland.
Joël Ramos Headshot
12/16/2014
As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. And for the East Bay, the long-awaited Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Oakland to San Leandro is a very good thing. On November 18, the...
Old Oakland Farmers Market, photo Michael Halberstadt
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/28/2014
In the past two years, Oakland has been named the "Most Exciting City in America,” the "5th Hippest City in the U.S.," and even recognized by the New York Times as #5 of their 2012 list of the "...
09/02/2014
Election Day will be here before you know it – and we sure hope you’ll be voting on Tuesday, November 4! As a non-profit organization, TransForm can’t endorse candidates for office, but we can take...

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