Traffic reduction strategies

Quote from 101 MAP report: "At the peak hour, 78% of all vehicles on US-101 are carrying only one person
Chris Lepe Headshot
07/24/2020
About a year and half ago TransForm and seven public agencies kicked off a unique partnership called the Highway 101 Mobility Action Plan. This was in anticipation of planned express lanes between...
Rendering of transit-oriented development
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06/25/2020
In this blog post, TransForm is going to take a surprising angle to support SB 743 — a seven year-old law that has yet to be implemented, which will fix a warped interpretation of California’s...
Kid on bus
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06/14/2018
Update: On July 24, 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (a week after the SamTrans Board did so) to approve the final investment plan and place a strong, forward-...
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...
gavel and legislation
04/10/2018
Update: On April 17, SB 827 died in the Assembly Transportation and Housing committee. We expect new bills in the next legislative session will attempt to address the same issues, and we are hoping...
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)
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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...

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