Further Analysis from the Tech Remote Work Survey

Building on the early findings from a survey of over 900 tech industry employees, five key insights have been derived through a series of regression-based analyses. They answer long-standing questions such as "what will make workers finally return to the office?" and "is there really a mass exodus happening from Silicon Valley?". Warning: this post … Continue reading Further Analysis from the Tech Remote Work Survey

Roll out the red carpet for transit

Our best answer to the looming traffic congestion crisis Note: This op-ed won Honorable Mention in the Martin Wachs Memorial Essay Contest hosted by the Eno Center for Transportation. See the original published version as well as a brief summary video here: https://youtu.be/AZyzL13psFc As cities across the United States recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading Roll out the red carpet for transit

Early Findings from the Tech Remote Work Survey

Last month, I launched a survey for employees in the tech sector designed to illuminate trends in travel patterns during this era of widespread remote work. It asked participants to share details about their work and non-work trips, as well as potential interest in relocation. Here I will share some early findings, though keep in … Continue reading Early Findings from the Tech Remote Work Survey

Transit-Oriented Development at North Berkeley BART

This is an update and expansion on a site design proposal for redeveloping the area around the North Berkeley BART station, building upon a project from the UC Berkeley [IN]CITY program. Introduction Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations are distributed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in a typical commuter rail configuration. These stations are … Continue reading Transit-Oriented Development at North Berkeley BART

How to Grow Transit Ridership

A definitive guide to attracting transit ridership in the post-pandemic era. Introduction As the COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread city lockdowns and shelter-in-place mandates throughout 2020, many knowledge workers quickly found themselves needing to adopt the practice of teleworking or telecommuting full-time. Subsequently, work trips made for commuting purposes were drastically reduced across the globe. … Continue reading How to Grow Transit Ridership

Planning Muni’s 2022 Service Network with SFMTA

Background & Context Every Fall, service planners at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) draft proposed modifications to the Muni (public transit) network for the upcoming year based on the city’s needs and resource availability. This annual exercise is typically uneventful, with minor changes to routes or service frequencies and limited public engagement. However, … Continue reading Planning Muni’s 2022 Service Network with SFMTA

Signs of Local Culture in the Built Environment

What makes a place unique or interesting? One might argue that local culture is the primary reason why people enjoy living in or visiting the neighborhoods they do, which suggests that uncovering what defines or exposes that culture is a valuable exercise. Hints of this can be found all over the built environment in cities. … Continue reading Signs of Local Culture in the Built Environment