Author: Jaime Fearer (Jaime Fearer)

Fearer: Incrementalism in traffic safety is literally killing us

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” –Traditional I’ve advocated in a number of ways for safer streets across the country for more than a decade now, both personally and professionally. None of this prepared me for April 19. On that morning nearly two weeks...

Fearer: The elephant in the room is San Jose’s sprawl

The intimate relationship between land use and transportation is critical to the success of our sustainability efforts. Segregated, spread out land uses — including a lack of affordable housing — and incomplete transit, biking and walking networks are antithetical to “being green,” no matter how many light bulbs we convert to LED or how much...

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