This is an update and expansion on a site design proposal for redeveloping the area around the North Berkeley BART station, building upon a project from the UC Berkeley [IN]CITY program.
A definitive guide to attracting transit ridership in the post-pandemic era.
Background & Context Every Fall, service planners at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) draft proposed modifications to the Muni (public transit) network for the upcoming year based on the city’s needs and resource availability. This annual exercise is typically uneventful, with minor changes to routes or service frequencies and limited public engagement. However, … Continue reading Planning Muni’s 2022 Service Network with SFMTA
1 Introduction Between 2010 and 2012, companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar were pivoting from their original business models (on-demand limousine service, closed-network ridesharing, and peer-to-peer carsharing respectively) towards a new type of service that would match any person looking for a ride to an informal network of non-professional drivers willing to provide one. … Continue reading How to Regulate Ridesourcing
This semester, I took a Policy Analysis course as well as a Quantitative Methods course. Since I have an overarching interest in transportation, I decided to thematically tie these two courses together by focusing each of their final projects on the same topic – i.e., looking at ways to reduce traffic congestion in San Francisco. … Continue reading Addressing Traffic Congestion in San Francisco
One of my community engagement projects this semester involved learning about the homeless situation along Coyote Creek, a waterway that runs through the heart of San José, CA. “The Jungle” is one particular area infamous for being the largest homeless encampment in the continental United States. Our team was tasked with analyzing policy options to … Continue reading Addressing Creekside Homelessness
1 Introduction In 2006, the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) was passed – requiring that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the state be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020. An executive order called for emissions to be reduced even further to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. These landmark climate actions necessitated many … Continue reading California’s Push for Sustainable Communities (SB 375)
What makes a place unique or interesting? One might argue that local culture is the primary reason why people enjoy living in or visiting the neighborhoods they do, which suggests that uncovering what defines or exposes that culture is a valuable exercise. Hints of this can be found all over the built environment in cities. … Continue reading Signs of Local Culture in the Built Environment
An analysis of the urban design qualities of two streets, based on the works of Allan B. Jacobs, Jan Gehl, Edmund Bacon, and Kevin Lynch. Collins Street, Melbourne Collins Street is a major commercial thoroughfare in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). This street incorporates all of Allan Jacobs’ “requirements for great streets” … Continue reading A Tale of Two Streets