Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bay Area transit a model for Arizona cities

SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm here right now on a work trip. Transit in this urban area works. You don't need a car to get around.

BART System

I'm able to fly Tucson to Oakland, then get to SF easy on the BART. While in SF it is easy to get around on bike, bus, or Muni train. Ease of movement stimulates a city and benefits the economy.

People always point to Portland as a model, but Portland got a lot of its ideas from the Bay Area.

People in Phoenix and Tucson would benefit if our transportation planners and local politicians looked here for inspiration.

1 comment:

Adam Fritzler said...

It works as long as you stay in SF and Oakland/Berkeley. The situation in the South Bay and Peninsula is much different, and it's really impossible to both use public transit and get stuff done.