San Francisco & Caltrans Plan to Widen 280/King Street Off-Ramp
A little girl was run over and killed at a location where Caltrans and SFCTA now want to pump in more high-speed traffic through a freeway ramp widening. And they wonder why Vision Zero is failing
I Lost My Job at Caltrans for Speaking Out Against Highway Widening
My concerns were repeatedly brushed off by my bosses, who seemed more concerned about getting the next widening project underway than following the law
California Transportation Commission Chair: “Widen Freeways for the People”
Widening highways now is a way to keep the status quo in place for years into the future, when we need to change that status quo with alacrity.
More Than 60 Organizations Urge Governor Newsom to Intervene at Caltrans
California is still spending billions of dollars on highway and interchange expansions that increase reliance on driving, drain household budgets, and make traffic worse. Governor Newsom should step in.
San Mateo County Continues 101 Widening
Despite all the evidence that induced demand is making things worse, the SMCTA will just keep digging its own hole
California Spends Too Little on Environmentally Friendly Transportation Options
A new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that California allocates less than twenty percent of available transportation funding to low-carbon modes - despite climate and livability goals to increase walking, biking, and transit as modes of choice. At the same time, the state is still investing in highway expansion.
California Has to Stop Building Freeways. Now.
"People aren't used to thinking of freeways as fossil fuel infrastructure, but they are." And once built, there's no going back, no making up for the extra driving by trying to convince people that a bus or train might be a better choice - we're stuck with it.
Caltrans Explains Why VMT – Vehicle Miles Traveled – Is Such a Concern
And then turns around and says: oh, but new freight truck traffic induced by new highway capacity doesn't count! Really, Caltrans?
Why Democrats and Republicans Alike Keep Expanding Highways
A Democratic governor's controversial decision to pick up a road-widening effort where his Republican predecessor left off is sparking a conversation about why U.S. leaders across party lines keep pushing for the same old harmful highway projects.
How Future Metro Freeway Expansion Could Mitigate Increased Driving – Part 2
VMT mitigation is likely to be a litmus test for Metro's commitment to climate action. Will the mitigation skeptics water the program down to opaque meaninglessness? Or will Metro pivot toward sustainability and equity?