San Mateo County

Kid on bus
Chris Lepe Headshot
06/14/2018
Over the next month, San Mateo County decision-makers will finalize a multi-billion transportation plan that will be placed on the November ballot. Their decisions will shape the future of...
TEAMC workshop
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05/09/2018
This post was co-authored by Montzerrat Garcia Bedolla at Youth Leadership Institute and Chris Lepe.  Last summer, Alma, who is a senior at Half Moon Bay High School, had an internship...
surveying a worker
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04/27/2018
What are the transportation preferences and challenges of workers commuting in Silicon Valley, and how might a proposal like the Highway 101 Managed Lanes project be designed to meet their needs? How...
express lane traffic
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12/20/2017
The growing and interrelated transportation, affordability, and climate crises call for our communities and public agencies to set a high bar for new transportation investments. The Highway 101...
comparison of road space to move people in cars v. bus
10/20/2016
Our transportation system is stuck in 70 year-old thinking.  We need innovation to win on climate and equity while solving our traffic mess. California is a global climate leader with a focus...
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05/04/2015
Cars on the Bay Bridge may move at a slow crawl, but the Bay Area’s transit agencies are picking up speed on their efforts to get more people moving with less traffic. As of last week, there are two...
Traffic in Silicon Valley. Photo credit Richard Masoner.
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
04/10/2015
As the Bay Area’s economy has picked up, congestion on our highways has gotten noticeably worse. In fact, San Francisco was recently named the second most-congested city in the United States, with...
Photo credit: James Rojas
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03/13/2015
Our third annual Let’s Get Moving, Silicon Valley Summit may have been our best one yet! Last Saturday, 200 people (advocates, planners, policy makers, students, and other community members) came...
South San Francisco Community Benefits Coalition
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03/03/2015
South San Francisco—known by locals as South City—has always been a predominantly working class community. Its identity as an industrial city is rooted in a long history of supporting labor unions,...
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10/24/2014
If you drive a car or take a bus on any freeway in the Bay Area, chances are you’ll get stuck in traffic. This isn’t only a time-wasting nuisance, it’s bad for us.  The more time we spend idling...

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