Traffic reduction strategies

gavel and legislation
04/10/2018
As mentioned in our March blog post, people everywhere are talking about SB 827, Senator Scott Wiener’s bill that would allow much more housing near transit throughout California. That blog post...
express lane traffic
Chris Lepe Headshot
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...
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 --...
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...
New solutions needed to combat Bay Area traffic (Richard Masoner)
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
03/23/2016
A few years ago, TransForm proposed a bold idea for reducing congestion on our highways. Instead of continuing to build bigger highways for cars – a practice proven to induce more driving and...
Flickr: Eric Demarcq
11/11/2015
Turn on the radio on any given morning in the Bay Area, and you’ll hear one word over and over again: traffic. This year, San Francisco was named the second most-congested city in the United...
Flickr: Alden Jewell
Joshua Stark Headshot
09/23/2015
There’s a parking revolution happening in California. Instead of thinking about how long until our meter expires, we’ve started thinking about how we can turn unused parking into homes, parks, and...
Residents and neighbors at Berrellesa Palms in Martinez. Photo credit: Martinez Gazette.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
09/01/2015
It’s not breaking news that the Bay Area has quickly become one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. As the cost of rent increases, too many low-income families, people with...
Traffic along Highway 101 can move faster with Optimized HOT lanes. Flickr: Garrett
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
07/30/2015
Moving more people with less traffic – it sounds almost too good to be true.  But for the past few years TransForm has been convinced that it’s possible to reduce congestion on the Bay Area’s...
More affordable housing is coming to Alameda, CA. Flickr: eric shoemaker
07/09/2015
On Tuesday, June 16, something unexpected happened in Alameda (the City). The City Council unanimously approved a 68-acre, truly mixed-use development at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda...

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