Next 10 releases Berkeley Law study on transit-oriented development
If we build it, they will come. For many years, that was the mantra of rail transit planners. Just build the rail line, and development will happen around the stations. And then more people will ride, and the system will be a good investment.
Going car-free in Los Angeles is a feasible option thanks to our ever-growing Metro system—love it or hate. Unfortunately, it turns out the "hate it" crowd may have a lot to complain about, statistically speaking.
Metro received a lowly "C" rating in a statewide study by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. The school's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) ranked stations according to 11 indicators like ridership and walkability. The Red Line's Westlake/MacArthur Park was the highest ranked stop here while the Blue Line's Wardlow Station, the only one to receive an "F," sat at the bottom.
The Metropolitan Transit System Tuesday defended its San Diego trolley stations in the wake of the release of a statewide study in which they got an overall grade of C-minus.
The report by the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment studied how transit rail stations encourage ridership and impact the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.
Encouraging Californians to use the state's light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out today from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francisco, and finds that stations in downtown areas give California the most "bang for the buck" in terms of increasing ridership and fostering vibrant neighborhoods.
San Francisco-area public transit rail stations are the best in California for overall use and access to jobs, housing and amenities, according to a new report released Tuesday.
The report gave both the BART and San Francisco Municipal Railway systems high marks but found the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority's rail system to be the worst in the state, according to the criteria.