The Google Bus / Mountain View connection – Housing Affordability and Transit


Here is the presentation:

And here is video for the event:

Adobe House Event

Egon Terplan’s presentation – 36 min
Public Comments (mostly on affordable housing) – 49 min

Express buses connecting San Francisco to Silicon Valley have taken heat for being the cause of rapidly rising housing prices and displacement.   But the “Google Bus” didn’t cause the problems. The underlying problems are a major shortage of housing, challenges with affordability and displacement, and a public transit system that needs improvement.

On June 16, at 6:30pm, come take a look at the big picture of the housing and transit challenges behind the Google bus controversy, and how Mountain View can help address the problems on this side of the route.  Egon Terplan of SPUR will be presenting an analysis on how to restore housing affordability in Mountain View, building on the analysis SPUR conducted for San Francisco. Adina Levin of Friends of Caltrain will opportunities to improve the public transit system.

Co-sponsors include  Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, SPUR, Friends of Caltrain, Peninsula Interfaith Action, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, others….

June 16, 6:30pm
Adobe House, Moffett and Castro
Across the street from Mountain View Caltrain
RSVP here


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3 Responses to The Google Bus / Mountain View connection – Housing Affordability and Transit

  1. Zig says:

    I don’t believe any of the issues listed are really the root cause of the need for Google buses. Housing is cheaper in the South Bay than it is in SF, public transit can never compete with private shuttles or adequately serve spatially dispersed job centers. The real cause is the South Bay is a boring place to live and it is an attractive benefit to recruit employees who want to live in SF. It is as simple as that.

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  3. JPD says:

    What’s the best way to reach Peninsula Transportation Alternatives? Do you have an email or phone number?

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