Your Call: How should the Bay Area plan for growing pressures on our roadways and mass transit?

Nov 17, 2015

 

On the November 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss planning for a growing Bay Area. 

In the next 25 years, a projected 2.1 million new residents will live in the Bay Area - bringing the total population to more than 9 million people. Traffic has gone from bad to worse. The Bay Area freeway commute is moving at its slowest pace in over a decade. Congestion out of San Francisco used to start at 3 p.m. Now it starts at 1:30 p.m. Transportation advocates are calling for better public transit and more carpool lanes. 

Who’s coming up with real solutions? Are city officials taking this issue seriously? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Bob Allen, director of policy and advocacy campaigns at Urban Habitat

Egon Terplan, regional planning director at SPUR  

David Zisser, staff attorney at Public Advocates

Web Resources: 

Plan Bay Area 

SPUR  

Public Advocates: Transportation Justice

Urban Habitat 

Bay Area Economic Institute: A Roadmap for Economic Resilience, The Bay Area Regional Economic Strategy   

Transform 

San Jose Mercury News: The Housing Crisis Ahead of Us
 
City Lab: California's DOT Admits That More Roads Mean More Traffic