nine-county-coalition – excerpt
Killing the Bay Views One Stadium at a Time by zrants
By now most Bay Area residents know what California Senate Bill 827 is, and what its authors Scott Wiener and Nancy Skinner say they want to accomplish. Most residents are also aware that there is opposition to the draconian nature of this bill.
The purported objective of SB 827 is to force all cities and counties in California to build lots of housing along all transit routes. Theoretically, the increased supply would bring prices down; while proximity to bus and rail routes would encourage residents to ride transit, not drive their cars. Do these objectives ring true in the context of today’s California housing “market.” Does proximity to transit translate into increased transit ridership? Does SB 827 even make any sense?…
Would SB 827 bring housing prices down?
Would SB 827 get people to take public transit?
What is the elasticity of SB 827?
Would SB 827 work with flexible transit schedules?