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April 12, 2013: Restoration of the Big Basin bus service was approved this morning!!! See Big Basin for details.
March, 2013: METRO has greatly enhanced the Highway 17 Express bus service, adding six new weekday trips and improving the connections to both Caltrain and the Capitol Corridor. Click here for details.
February, 2013: We've added a new page, describing Car-free hikes. At the moment there are descriptions of good hikes in the Fall Creek watershed. Check it out. We expect to add more hikes in this category.
February, 2013: You can now get to Monterey using the bus, so we've added a new page to our Transit Guide. Click here to get details.
October, 2012: Vehicle miles traveled is decreasing worldwide, including in the U.S., and even in Santa Cruz County. See this page for the details.
August, 2012: Is our population density sufficient to support the use of our rail line? Click here to see our population density map for Santa Cruz County.
Anytime: Be sure to write to us (click here) if you have any comments or suggestions or if something does not work for you.
If you're driving a car and there are pedestrians around, speed matters a lot. Data for this graph come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Here's a good video, with Peter Calthorpe describing Transit Oriented Development:
(It's best viewed in fullscreen mode.)
“…and we really had to work hard to invent a landscape that would make a local destination a car trip —I mean it took some doing, but we somehow achieved it…”
– Peter Calthorpe