Mercury News Op-Ed: More Housing, Less Traffic — A Bill Badly Needed for the Bay Area
“As our state lawmakers return from summer recess and get back to unfinished business, there remains a number of critical bills needed to address our housing crisis. Among them, still to be taken up by the full Senate, is Assembly Bill 2923, a high-profile bill that would deliver a crucial opportunity for working families looking for a home they can afford within a BART trip to their work or school.
… It’s no secret among affordable housing advocates and experts that transit-oriented development (TOD) is one of our most critical tools in addressing our region’s housing and transportation needs. When the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) authored and released ”On Track Together” last year, we emphasized the well-established connection between transit-oriented affordable housing and getting cars off the roads: A nearly 40% reduction in driving.”
Read more of NPH Policy Director Michael Lane’s guest column via Mercury News