Stepping up to the Plate on Gridlock

Above is the video about congestion pricing in Stockholm, with Stockholm Director of Transport Jonas Eliasson moderating.  STREETFILMS.

For more videos about congestion pricing and evolving cities, go to STREETFILMS.

For an accompanying  STREETSBLOG NYC article on congestion pricing go to:  Congestion Pricing Was Unpopular in Stockholm — Until People Saw It in Action

This article was featured in Newsletter Issue 4. Click here to go back to the newsletter.

BATWG’s Program for AC Transit

The following thoughts about AC Transit are based upon a letter sent to AC Transit on November 15, 2017

AC Transit vehicles should get transit-first priority treatment wherever and whenever needed to ensure that bus loads of riders don’t get bogged down in traffic congestion. In addition, certain other changes must be made to bring AC’s transbay ridership and total ridership up to par. Continue reading

San Francisco Transit Hub Headed Toward Gridlock

The intersection of Van Ness and Market is so well served by public transit that it is known as the “Hub”, short for “Transit Hub”. What SF City Hall is now planning for the Hub would transform it into a congested mess.

website VN and Mkt

The City Planning Department estimates that almost 1,700 additional parking spaces could be constructed in the immediate vicinity of Van Ness and Market. If so, developers would derive profits both from their prime transit-oriented locations and the parking. Continue reading