South Bay

Quetzal Gardens in San Jose
11/13/2017
In an attempt to address the housing crisis, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed a goal of developing 25,000 new homes -- with at least 10,000 of these (or 40%) being affordable homes --...
Students from ACE, Alliance for Climate Education, volunteer at the Let's Get Moving Summit
Bianca Taylor Headshot
05/10/2016
I’ve been on the communications team at TransForm since 2013, so it’s safe to say that I’ve organized and attended my fair share of events. But Saturday, May 7 was my first time attending our Let’s...
Flickr: Corinne Okada
Chris Lepe Headshot
10/29/2015
At TransForm, we are committed to connecting people to jobs, opportunities, and each other with affordable and reliable transportation options. Usually, we focus our efforts on championing decisions...
Photo credit: James Rojas
Chris Lepe Headshot
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...
A bicyclist enjoys PARKing Day in San Jose
02/17/2015
Silicon Valley is the world’s leading center of innovation.  Yet San Jose is trapped in the era of floppy disks and 8-track tapes when it comes to mobility and development. Traffic congestion is...
Chris Lepe Headshot
01/15/2015
Yesterday was a big day. After many months of organizing, speaking with community members, gathering data, meeting with decision-makers, collaborating with partners, and working around the clock,...
01/05/2015
By today’s standards, it is normal for most people to drive for every little errand: getting to work, dropping the kids off at soccer, or meeting a friend for coffee. Our cities and towns have been...
11/25/2014
Crossing the street shouldn’t feel like you’re playing a real-life game of Frogger. As it exists today, El Camino Real through Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Santa Clara is...
A man rides the bus in the South Bay. Photo credit Brandon Matthews 2011.
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/17/2014
As we’ve noted before, most people agree that El Camino Real has room for improvement, to put it mildly.  Speeding cars, unsafe pedestrian crossings, lack of accommodation of cyclists, buses...
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/10/2014
For too many years, Silicon Valley has focused on planning for automobiles, forcing most of us to depend on driving with few alternatives to sitting in traffic - and leaving everyone else in the dust...

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