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Transportation

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.

Our Backyard: Bring on the Bike Bridge

Alameda needs a green estuary crossing to accommodate thousands of new homes.

Has BART Overexpanded?

Over the years, the transit agency has spent huge sums on expanding to the suburbs, and now it’s facing serious financial challenges.

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.

Accelerating Toward Equity

Oakland wants low-income communities to benefit from bike- and car-sharing.

Oakland Steers Away From Cars

Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.

Oakland's Costly Campaign

This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.

Berkeley Flea Market Future in Doubt

Gentrification, a lack of housing, and fewer customers play into the future of the longtime Ashby BART outdoor bazaar.

Bridging the Bay Between Richmond and San Rafael

A new path will open on a four-year trial basis next year. But if pedestrians and bicyclists don’t use it, it could be short-lived.

Alameda County Unions Split on Coal Transport

While the Alameda Labor Council and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 oppose coal exports in Oakland for environmental reasons, Teamsters Joint Council 7 says bring on the coal.