Thursday, August 09, 2007

Let's follow Sweden's example

Expanding bus service won't take nearly as many cars off the road as congestion pricing will. Sweden is the latest example.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Audio of Transportation Commission workshop, 7/24/07

Audio of Berkeley Transportation Commission Bus Rapid Transit Working Group public workshop to discuss impact of BRT on southside of UC Berkeley campus. Audio edited to remove inaudible portion when small groups were meeting. 1 hour, 47 minutes, a 51.4MB MP3 download. Listen.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Audio of Transportation Commission meeting, 6/21/07

Audio from last night's Transportation Commission meeting, 3 hours and 12 minutes, a 92.5MB MP3 download. Listen.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Bus Rapid Transit EIR meets the Berkeley public

EIR, meet Berkeley. Berkeley, meet EIR. Audio from last night's Planning Commission/Transportation Commission/Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee meeting, about 2 hours, a 57.5MB MP3 download. Listen.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Revenge of the bollards

Jeremy Wagstaff: "The UK city of Manchester has introduced something called 'retractable bollards' (non UK folk may call them posts) that sink into the ground when an approved vehicle approaches...the only problem is other drivers." Great video.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Cool site shows next BART trains overlaid on Google Maps

I study Web site "mashups" but I don't know exactly how this site was created, or how it's maintained. But it's COOL! It overlays the BART stations on Google Maps and then pops up a list of the next trains coming to each station, and where they're headed. I'm sure this is based on BART's printed schedules and not real-time information. But wouldn't it be cool if BART created something just like this where the info was updated every few minutes?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Casual carpool attempted carjacking

A guy in a casual carpool from Hercules to San Francisco tries to carjack the car. This story may drive a few people back to public transit.