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Freeway Fighters: ‘Stop the Highway-Expansion Madness,’ New Coalition Demands

"Endless highway expansions are pulling our country into an environmental, budgetary, and public health crisis," the letter states.

February 6, 2024

CTC Approves Controversial I-15 Expansion, After All

Commissioners had already made up their minds to approve, and cut short questions from Commissioner Joe Lyou to get it over with

February 3, 2024

MTC Backs Off Highway Widening After Outpouring of Community Opposition

It was a clear signal that Bay Area voters want transformational investments in safe, reliable, and accessible transportation for all, not status quo proposals that reflect outdated thinking at odds with our region’s climate and equity values.

January 26, 2024

Commentary: Kill the Projects, Break up Caltrans and Partner Agencies that Refuse to Stop Widening

Lawmakers, advocates, and commissioners are just starting to get serious about stopping California's asphalt addiction. But they have to get more radical to succeed. The post Commentary: Kill the Projects, Break up Caltrans and Partner Agencies that Refuse to Stop Widening appeared first on Streetsblog San Francisco.

January 26, 2024


All the major advocacy groups want to make it clear to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission: they won't support a regional measure that includes freeway widening

January 12, 2024

What’s on Caltrans’s $16B Holiday SHOPP-ing List?

The $15.7 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure packages. But what’s really in the 599 projects?

December 21, 2023

Highway Expansion Project Not Approved by California Transportation Commission

Adding another lane won't reduce congestion, yet Caltrans keeps doing it, and the CTC usually approves the money for it. There's too little discussion of alternatives.

December 14, 2023

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

November 28, 2023

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

November 3, 2023

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.

October 24, 2023