A grassroots, ambitious vision called Connect Oakland is gaining steam in the East Bay city. The key element of the plan's ambition: replacing the I-980 Freeway with an urban boulevard and new housing.
Nov 17, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
People are looking for ideas in the Bay Area. Across the water from the calcified world of San Francisco, Oakland offers the flexibility and energy to build an equitable and dynamic resource that benefits the entire region.
Nov 4, 2015   SPUR Urbanist
The potential to address the housing and transportation issues of the Bay Area by a single regional agency will be addressed this week.
Oct 28, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
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Building on its physical assets, city planners are succeeding in efforts to bring vitality to the Uptown district in Oakland, CA by supporting new housing development and enlivening what was once a preeminent arts and entertainment district. Uptown's assets are its good bones: a grid pattern of s Blog Post
Aug 31, 2015   By Linda Day
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
Aug 17, 2015   The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
Jul 4, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
Bay Area Bike Share will grow from 700 to 7,000 bikes by 2017 after the expansion proposal was approved by a unanimous vote of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. It is a regional, not a city program, though most usage is in San Francisco.
May 30, 2015   Metropolitan Transportation Commission
One city is prioritizing fiscal sanity over a new football stadium—at least for now.
May 27, 2015   SFGate
A well-informed, social media savvy observer is shedding light on a seemingly small change with big impacts on the quality of life available to pedestrians along Oakland's streets.
May 13, 2015   Gejl Accident Attorneys
One of the reasons for the $6.4 billion investment in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was to ensure the safety of the bridge in the even of a large earthquake.
May 11, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
The public is getting a chance to respond to the idea of building a bus rapid transit line along a heavily traveled corridor between Pittsburgh and Oakland to the east.
May 10, 2015   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review