Transportation

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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7:14pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Transportation

Voices on the bus: the people who depend on AC Transit

Long-time AC Transit rider Walter Davis gets off the bus at 14th and Market in Oakland.
Isabel Angell

East Bay bus agency AC Transit doesn’t have the ridership or wide-reaching reputation of BART or San Francisco’s Muni. But about 100,000 people take an AC Transit bus every day-- and those riders are disproportionately lower-income, elderly, and less likely to own a car.

Over the past few years, the AC Transit has seen deep service cuts and major fare increases. At two dollars and ten cents, it’s the Bay Area’s most expensive most expensive local bus ride.

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4:30pm

Thu January 9, 2014
Transportation

Will Bay Area Bike Share expand on its downtown success?

The Bay Area Bike Share station in front of San Francisco City Hall.
Isabel Angell

The success of Bay Area Bike Share depends on one place: downtown San Francisco. Back in August, the program. made a well-calculated gamble and stuck half the bikes in an area covering downtown, the Financial District, and South of Market. Basically, if bike share doesn’t work there, it won’t work in the Bay Area.

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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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