Today’s Headlines

  • Gold Line extension is the perfect project for cap-and-trade money (Daily Bulletin)
  • BART’s transit village is more like a parking-oriented village (Systemic Failure)
  • Stockton rolls out fully electric BRT (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Sacramento will try again with local transportation sales tax measure (Sacramento Bee)
  • The path to carbon-free electricity (Capitol Weekly)
  • People want to get their hands on unused Bott’s dots, now surplus as Caltrans will not use them on highway lane markings anymore (Mercury News)
  • Ford goes on the attack against texting pedestrians (Planetizen)
  • Lyft planning to introduce self-driving cars in Bay Area (Mercury News)
  • How Colombia has changed the biking experience there (BikeLaw.com)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

  • Kevin Withers

    “Systemic Failure”? What type of website/journalism is that supposed to be? At the referenced BART station, parking allows more people to use transit. And as the saying goes, “First, do no harm”. Any reduction in existing parking at BART would compound traffic and congestion issues, so maintaining existing spots is paramount. Adding living units to the transit village, realistically, also creates the need for parking, even if not at a 1:1 ratio. The path adopted on this project shows hints of sanity and logic. Those dedicated to anti-car & anti-parking would be better served if they acknowledged the overall benefit of housing near transit and the correlating reduction in VMT.