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Image: an elderly woman boards Muni. Photo: Marta Lindsey
10/03/2016
Even with all of latest emerging mobility options, the most affordable, environmentally friendly, and healthiest options remain riding public transportation, walking, and biking. Those options also...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/28/2016
Californians, mark your calendars…for the year 2030. That’s the new goalpost for our state’s ambitious climate goals that are keeping California at the forefront of global climate action. With...
Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/12/2016
Living and working in Silicon Valley has become increasingly challenging over the past few years, with skyrocketing home and rent costs, and overburdened transportation systems. This fall, Santa...
Image: two girls play in the ocean. Photo: Adobe Stock
Joshua Stark Headshot
08/04/2016
Californians are feeling the heat of climate change – literally. Between the enormous wildfires sweeping up and down our state, a decade of record-breaking temperatures, and a historic drought, our...
Image: a Black Lives Matter yardsign. Photo: Flickr Paul Sableman
07/18/2016
Two years ago, I co-wrote a blog post entitled “Why planners should be talking about Ferguson” with Carey Knecht and Richard Raya. Since then we have seen little change. Unarmed black men, women, and...
Image: empty legislative room at the State Capitol. Photo: Flickr Amy the Nurse
Joshua Stark Headshot
07/06/2016
Each year the California Legislature takes a month-long break from business in the Capitol Building – a summer vacation, if you will. This gives us advocates a moment to take a breath, step back for...
Image: three smokestacks in the California desert. Photo Flickr Nathan Rupert
Joshua Stark Headshot
06/27/2016
When the California Air Resources Board released the results of its May auction of carbon allowances, audible gasps from around the state could be heard from the space station. I kid – but only...
Image: Oakland tree symbol in rainbow colors. Photo: Flickr_mary
Bianca Taylor Headshot
06/13/2016
Many of us in the TransForm office are finding it hard to concentrate at work today. Listening to the radio, reading the news, on the computer, talking with coworkers in the kitchen - it’s impossible...
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...
Image: a young boy walks to school. Photo: Noah Berger
Joshua Stark Headshot
05/23/2016
On Friday the Thirteenth, Governor Brown submitted to the Legislature his May revision to the state budget for fiscal year 2016-17.  I wish I could say it was our lucky day. But in this case...

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