Boomers on the Move

Boomers moving into urban areas

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By Maria Bartiromo : cnbc,com – excerpt

Richard Florida, “The Atlantic Cities” Co-Founder & Editor-At-Large and “The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited” Author – Today’s seniors are steering clear of the once popular golf communities when they hit retirement. Where is this wealthy demographic migrating? “The Atlantic Cities” Co-Founder and Editor-At-Large Richard Florida reveals the new hotspots for seniors and this trend’s economic impact… (more)

http://www.frequency.com/video/boomers-on-move/103369839/-/5-96838

Boomers moving into cities driving up property values

According to this report, the majority of people moving into urban areas are NOT young high tech professionals. Retiring baby boomers  are moving in, driving up property values, and pushing young professionals and families out. So, where will the displaced  live, and how likely is this new population to walk or ride bikes?

As soon as they get here they will figure out what is happening and make some changes in the political arena to…

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Few Alternatives For Commuters Ahead Of Possible BART Strike

By Tim Ryan : cbslocal.com – excpert

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Bay Area Rapid Transit’s unionized employees will meet on Tuesday to vote for a strike authorization that could lead to a walkout within a week. The result, transit officials said, would become a regional transportation emergency that will have commuters looking for alternatives of which there are few…
“It’s unused seats in people’s cars that can provide the capacity that make up for 400,000 lost BART trips,” he said… (more)

But where will those cars park?

This is the perfect storm that many of us have been dreading that will prove the point that the public transit system IS NOT READY to replace cars. People cannot walk and bike to work from all over the bay. BART, AC transit, and Caltrans are all at capacity.

SFMTA spends millions of dollars on PR to try to convince the world that SF has the answer to traffic management and everyone should buy their program.

This week may prove our point that removal of parking spaces is premature, at a time when the County Transportation Authority is weighing which transit projects to finance. We hope they will NOT finance Masonic and Second Street “improvements” at this time.

Question: Will Muni add back the lines they took out during the “slow months” while the students are on vacation?