Durable Growth, Transportation

Induced traffic, congestion, and peak spreading redux

I’ve written often about induced traffic and its near cousin congestion. But they’re topics for which the lessons are non-intuitive and therefore bear frequent repetition. There were times in my life when I would have looked askance at the concept of induced traffic and been in personal need of recurring lessons. (I’ve learned to be […]


Options floated for toll hikes on the Bridge

by Stephen Woods, on Flickr

At long last, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District (GGBHTD) will be hiking tolls. While this is a good thing for the North Bay’s transportation system, the rationale shows that GGBHTD still doesn’t understand its opportunities or how to plan for a better transportation system.

The toll […]


Two-way tolling on the Golden Gate could ease traffic in Marin

Rising from the pages of Marin’s Greenbrae Corridor studies is an accusatory finger, pointing east. It is not Marin traffic causing the massive backups on Highway 101 in the evening, nor is it really our antiquated freeway design. No, it’s East Bay-San Francisco commuters cutting through our fair county. Fix that, perhaps, and we fix […]