Lessons on Mobility From Paris

My family and I recently visited Paris on our summer vacation. Paris has changed remarkably since I last visited, transforming from a typical car-centric city to a place focused on making bikes, scooters, pedestrians, and public transportation priorities in mobility. It is remarkable to be in a city where you

OPA Update July 21, 2023

July 21, 2023 This has been a busy week in East Palo Alto for the broad coalition opposing OPA, the "Opportunity to Purchase Act"  On Sunday, we had a lively rally opposing OPA. OPA was on the Agenda at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Council chambers were packed were packed,

My First Ride on SamTrans Ride Plus

Yesterday I rode the new SamTrans Ride Plus for the first time in East Palo Alto. 💡Ride Plus is a brand-new service offering easy, affordable transportation for riders in Half Moon Bay, El Granada, East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. Beginning on June 18 you

East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Update - April, 2023

East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Commission had its monthly meeting on April 19th, 2023.  In case you missed it, here are some of the updates: * Staff hired a traffic signal consultant to synchronize traffic signals on University and streets around the city. It appears to be working and

Regina Carter's "Gone in a Phrase of Air" Visits East Palo Alto and Stanford

Jazz violinist Regina Carter performed her new multimedia project “Gone in a Phrase of Air” at the Bing Auditorium at Stanford University on Friday, April 21st 2023. This new work has great relevance to East Palo Alto, and focuses on the damage government policies of red lining, freeway construction, and

Shaky, Shaky, Shaky! Are We Ready For an Earthquake in EPA?

Labor Day 2028 - A 7.2 Earthquake hits the Hayward Fault, and East Palo Alto - located in a liquefaction zone - is devastated. Multiple aging apartment buildings collapse, and hundreds of people suddenly lose their homes.  Many residents have been injured in the earthquake and are desperately looking