Talking Headways Podcast: The Housing Last Policy

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This week, California State Senator Scott Wiener joins us to talk about a number of issues near and dear to our heart including housing and transportation. We talk about what’s holding back California housing and several of his bills that address this in the Senate including SB35 as well as the potential return next year of SB827 which would upzonehousing near frequent transit. We also chat about the potential for state level discussions on congestion pricing as well as a far future idea of getting transit alignments right.

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Sprawl and the Cost of Living

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Cross-posted from City Observatory.  Over the past three weeks, we’ve introduced the “sprawl tax”—showing how much more Americans pay in time and money because of sprawling urban development patterns. We’ve also shown how much higher the sprawl tax is in the US than in other economically prosperous countries, and how sprawl and long commutes impose […]