Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A good list of transportion services in Napa Valley for Seniors, some free

Seniors get to their destinations without disruption : St. Helena Star: "This trolley is an on-demand, door-to-door transit service in the town of Yountville. The trolley is wheelchair-accessible, runs seven days per week, and is free-of-charge.

No Napa Valley destination needs to be out-of-reach for local seniors … there are definitely ways to get there with a little planning and a lot of dedicated folks behind the wheel."

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

DeSmogBlog: "It was revealed yesterday that the California State Water Resources Board has sent a letter to the EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers protected by state law and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act."

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fare-free Emeryville Go-Round is well-liked and needed

Virgin.com: "everyone on the Emeryville Go-round was using it to get from home to MacArthur BART station which would whisk them into work downtown. “If it wasn’t for the Go-Round I wouldn’t be able to live in Emeryville. It’s a nice place, you get more space for your money here, and there are great facilities which I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of if it wasn’t for the Go-Round,” said Rubiha Masidjana, an Emeryville resident."

Friday, July 25, 2014

SFpark Success – Cars Win Again!

Parking meters are expensive to install and maintain. How much #freetransit could you buy with this money? Many solutions for the problem of cars in the city are just a waste of money and prolong the problem.
SFpark Success – Shoup Wins Again! | ELP: "The report found that the average parking rates were lower, parking availability improved, the ease of finding and paying for parking improved, greenhouse gas emissions declined, and vehicle miles traveled decreased. "

Monday, July 21, 2014

June’s heat was record-breaking, for the planet, California and San Francisco - SFGate Blog

SFGate Blog: "June’s average temperature — 61.2 degrees — marked the 38th consecutive June that the mercury has been above the 20th century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cars feel cheap because you don't pay per trip

Co.Design | business + design: "Almost 40% of travel within San Francisco is taken by personal car. This does not include cars coming into or going out of the city. What are these people thinking? Probably that cars are really versatile, really convenient (if they are parked in your driveway), and even though you are paying hundreds of dollars per month in depreciation, insurance, parking, maintenance, and fuel costs, no one charges you to get in your own car and go, so they feel really cheap even though they're not."