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Bay Area bike-sharing plan OK, agency says

OAKLAND -- Thousands more bicycles will be added to the Bay Area's fledgling bike-share program under a new operator who will open East Bay stations for the first time. The expanded program run by Motivate, a national bike-share operator, won approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday morning.

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Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

In a Bay Area civic version of the Three Tenors, the three mayors of our region’s largest cities met last week to discuss one of the most pressing issues afflicting their cities—housing. An event held at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco and organized by San Francisco Housing Action Coalition gathered Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose and Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland in front of hundreds of industry participants.

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Plan Bay Area 2040: Join the Conversation

May 19, 2015

Open house participants are encouraged to vote on their top goals for the plan via sticky dots. Photo by Karl Nielsen.

Public outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040 is in full swing this spring, with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) staging open houses in each of the nine Bay Area counties through May 28. Using sticky dots, participants vote on their top goals for the plan, choosing from among seven options: climate protection, adequate housing, healthy and safe communities, open space and agricultural preservation, equitable access, economic vitality, and transportation system effectiveness.

If you missed the meeting in your county, you can still participate virtually, via the online Plan Bay Area Open Forum, which will be active through May 31, 2015. The public comments will feed into the “Goals and Targets” that will form the foundation for this iteration of the region’s long-range plan, which is updated every four years.

Remaining meeting:

Marin County: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Marin County Civic Center Cafe, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 2nd Floor, San Rafael