Posts Tagged "Bay Area"

ActiveMaps

(A still of commute patterns in the East Bay. Screen grab via: Activemaps) Data is an empowering and effective tool for better understanding our everyday lives, and when that information can be easily digested through visuals we are all the more grateful. With this in mind, a thank you is due to UC Berkeley planning Ph.D. […]

Bay Area Bike Share launch in San Jose CA

Will the streets of the Bay Area soon be full with a sea of bike-share commuters cycling that last mile from BART to the workplace? Only time will tell. Photo credit: Richard Masoner The Bay Area is not new to transportation innovations. Last year, we celebrated four successful decades of the visionary commuter rail known as BART, […]

Northbound BART train in Marin County leaving Sausalito (February, 1961)

1961, a northbound BART train leaves Sausalito… in rendering form. Image credit: Eric Fischer A lot of people wish the Bay Area’s widely popular rapid transit system would extend northwest into Marin; it’s a topic that has been discussed among Bay Area commuters and politicians since the 1940’s. So why hasn’t it happened?  SF.Curbed recently covered the […]

Melbourne Bike Share - first day

A bike-share dock in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Gavin Anderson This past month you may have heard about New York City’s historic bike-share launch. New York’s bike-share program continues to incite enthusiasm and excitement, not just for the locals using the system, but for other cities interested in similar bike-share schemes. Here in California one […]

From one beautiful bridge to another...

Photo credit: vision63 In just about every major American metropolitan region, and especially here in the Bay Area, streets are congested – and contested – spaces.  Increasingly cities are reallocating mixed-traffic lanes to accommodate bicycling, and while this makes it safer for the cyclists, it can affect the traffic flow by reducing the number of […]

california rail map

Bay Area rail lines– more extensive than you thought, huh? Screen grab via: California Rail Map It’s not hard to access a map of California’s highway system– from google maps to regional maps, highways are visible and this comes as no surprise. What is surprising however, is that it is only now has someone compiled […]

san-francisco-fireworks-2012-nye

Image credit: David Yu 511CC’s 2012 Year in Review From the Caldecott Tunnel breakthrough to Bay Area transit agencies celebrating milestones for service, 2012 was a great year for biking, transit and transportation. Here are some of this year’s top stories. Top Tweets Some of our most popular tweets (number of link clicks) in 2012 […]

Berkeley Bike Lane

With S.B. 1339 passed, are you more likely to pedal as part of your commute? Photo credit:  Carrie Cizauskas In September 2012, Governor Brown passed into law S.B. 1339 – legislation that allows the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to implement a region-wide Bay Area commuter policy benefiting employees who […]