Transportation Watch

6:04pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Transportation

The Long Walk

Twelve friends of Molly Samuel take on the "Long Walk" challenge.
Molly Samuel

This past Saturday, KALW contributor Molly Samuel set off on what she calls the "Long Walk." It's a tradition she started three years ago, when she and 12 friends walked the entire waterfront of San Francisco – 23 miles. It took them 11 hours, and gave them all a new perspective on their city.

Julie Caine sat down with Molly to hear about what she saw and heard. 

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4:35pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Transportation

The glory that was the original Bay Bridge

Courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Nearly 80 years ago the Bay Bridge was described in a live broadcast on NBC Radio as “the largest, longest, and greatest completed highway bridge in the world.”

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5:17pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Transportation

Bike riding 101: Adventures in urban biking

In California, once your feet leave the ground and hit the pedals of your bike, you’re under the same rules of the road as cars and trucks. But, the thing about riding a bike is that, unlike driving a car, you don’t need a license. There is no test. Once your parents take off the training wheels and let go of the back of your bike,  you’re pretty much on your own. 

I report on transportation for KALW, but I hardly ever ride my bike. I decided to take an urban bike riding class to learn everything you need to know about riding your bike in the Bay Area.

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11:02am

Fri December 13, 2013
Transportation

Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban

Picketers during the first BART strike in July.
Isabel Angell

Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.

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1:37pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Transportation

AC Transit board to vote on new fare structure

An AC Transit bus in El Cerrito.

AC Transit’s Board of Directors will vote on a new fare structure today that would raise some fares. Local advocates are protesting the increase, saying it disproportionately affects lower-income riders and other vulnerable groups.  

The new fare structure --which would go into effect this summer-- would get rid of transfers in favor of day passes and raising the price for youth and senior monthly passes from $20 to $23. Meanwhile, the adult monthly pass would drop in price from $80 to $75.

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