Category Archives: Planning

Palo Alto considers update to transportation in its comprehensive plan

On August 29, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission considered revisions to the transportation element of its comprehensive plan. Palo Alto has been a strong role models in the region for environmentally friendly transportation planning supporting biking, walking, and … Continue reading

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San Jose’s New Buffered Bike Lanes Benefit Everyone

San Jose has just done something unheard of in Silicon Valley – the city converted car lanes on several blocks of 3th, 4th, 10th, and 11th streets in downtown, all busy one-way streets with 3 lanes in each direction – … Continue reading

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Learning from Portland: How to Grow Jobs and Reduce Traffic

An area in Portland increased jobs, while reducing drive-alone mode share from 80% to about 40%. How did they do it, and what lessons can other cities learn?… Back in 1994, the Lloyd District in Portland faced a dilemma. The … Continue reading

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Jarrett Walker’s Human Transit and Peninsula Transit dilemmas

Recently I read Jarrett Walker’s excellent new book Human Transit, which encapsulates the ideas that Walker shares on his transit planning blog. The book clearly frames the decisions that shape public transit systems, as well as some of the common … Continue reading

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