Monday, June 27, 2011

Sign the Petition - INVEST IN TRANSIT

Sign the Petition - INVEST IN TRANSIT: "Our economy. California is projected to grow by a whopping 20 million people by 2050. Without good public transportation, regions will be crippled by congestion and productivity will plummet due to poor access to labor and resources. Plus, investing in transit creates good, green jobs.
Our environment. Transportation is the largest source of California’s greenhouse gases, which means we can't fight climate change without making it possible for more people to drive less. And we'll all breathe cleaner air with less cars on the road.
Our quality of life. Effective public transportation is good for everyone, no matter the age or income. It's how seniors and people with disabilities live independently. It’s how families save money and commuters avoid the stress of sitting in traffic. It’s the cornerstone of vibrant, walkable communities."

Rocky Neptun, free transit advocate, blasts San Diego corruption

the need to implement a tough global warming mitigation agenda for our children’s future, sustainable power and water on a local level, the closing of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, the need for rent control and free public transportation to make San Diego affordable,” Neptun asserted,
Read whole article - OceanBeachRag

Thursday, June 23, 2011

San Diego - Transit First

The San Diego City Council will be asked on Monday to send a strong “transit before highways” message to the regional planning agency that is drawing up the county’s transportation plans for the next 40 years.

Read article SignOnSanDiego

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Livability Trend Puts Walking Expert in Demand -

Livability Trend Puts Walking Expert in Demand - "Today, with the health, environmental and quality-of-life benefits of walk-able neighborhoods, they can't get enough of Burden. Even in car-dependent Southern California, where he spent a few of his roughly 340 days a year on the road this spring, city planners are literally walking the talk alongside him."

Building More Roads Only Causes More Traffic | Fast Company

Building More Roads Only Causes More Traffic | Fast Company: "A quick drive on one of Los Angeles's many freeways illustrates the fact that having more roads doesn't necessarily prevent traffic. Now a study from the University of Toronto confirms it: Expanding highways and roads increases congestion by creating more demand. And building out public transportation systems doesn't help either; there will always be more drivers to fill up any new road we build."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Old? young? poor? disabled? - stay prisoner in your home

Inland Empire seniors have nation's second-worst access to public transit, study says - "Seniors living in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area have the second-worst access to public transit in comparable areas across the nation, a new study shows.

More than 278,000 seniors between 65 and 79 in that area -- 69% -- are projected to have 'poor transit access' by 2015, according to 'Aging In Place, Stuck without Options' from the advocacy group Transportation for America."

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lessons We’re Learning Riding Mass Transit | zen habits

Lessons We’re Learning Riding Mass Transit | zen habits: "5. That transit can be more convenient than cars. Sure, it’s nice to be able to hop in your car and go somewhere quickly, no matter the weather. That’s convenient. But there are inconveniences with cars that we forget about: the frustrations of parking (especially in San Francisco), traffic jams, rude drivers, car accidents, flat tires, car maintenance, having to stop for gas, having to actually drive instead of relaxing on the trip, sitting all the time instead of moving around, and more. Again, I’m not judging cars, but all of that, if you think about it, makes riding on a bus or train actually seem nice."