transportation http://kalw.org en What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue http://kalw.org/post/what-makes-street-dangerous-decoding-deadly-van-ness-avenue <p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:41:25 +0000 Isabel Angell 46871 at http://kalw.org What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue Paying to ride the school bus http://kalw.org/post/paying-ride-school-bus-0 <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: normal; background-color: transparent;">Skyline is one of 15 public high schools in Oakland and the only one located in the hills. The 42-acre campus is nestled among redwoods and million dollar homes. &nbsp;Nearly 2,000 students attend this traditional campus and many value the diverse student body. &nbsp;But that wasn’t always the case.</span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Skyline High opened in 1961, and was almost immediately surrounded by conflict. It’s proposed attendance zone was one mile wide, ten miles long, and based entirely in the hills, which excluded students from the flatlands. This kept the school racially, as well as economically, homogenous -- despite the fact that the city’s black population</span><a href="http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov/cities/Oakland50.htm" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> nearly doubled</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> during the previous decade.</span></span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:33:04 +0000 Maddie Fowler 44655 at http://kalw.org Paying to ride the school bus Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? http://kalw.org/post/driverless-distraction-will-we-be-safe-when-our-cars-drive-themselves <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:15:07 +0000 Angela Johnston 34937 at http://kalw.org Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? Hitchhiking A Tech Shuttle http://kalw.org/post/hitchhiking-tech-shuttle <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:18:57 +0000 Kristina Loring 34556 at http://kalw.org Hitchhiking A Tech Shuttle Silicon Valley commuter shuttles hit home in San Francisco neighborhoods http://kalw.org/post/silicon-valley-commuter-shuttles-hit-home-san-francisco-neighborhoods <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:14:20 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 34552 at http://kalw.org Silicon Valley commuter shuttles hit home in San Francisco neighborhoods