Measure W helps reduce Bay Area traffic

Those who commute in San Mateo County know how bad the traffic is. If you’ve driven through the 101-92 interchange recently, you know something needs to be done to relieve congestion and improve commute time. To achieve this, we must not only fund highway projects, but also enhance public transit options, support alternative modes of transportation, and connect high-quality transit to affordable housing.

Measure W will do just that by raising $2.4 billion over 30 years for projects that will take thousands of cars off of highways every day, fix potholes and maintain streets throughout the County, and make it safer to travel to schools and employment centers by bike and on foot.Measure W will also prioritize projects that plan for climate change, reduce water pollution, and provide better transit options for youth, seniors, people with disabilities, and those with lower incomes. A strong coalition of community groups, youth organizations, and housing and transportation advocates shaped the expenditure plan for Measure W, including feedback and suggestions from Save The Bay.

Measure W is endorsed by the Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Urban Habitat, San Mateo Labor Council, Transform, and many local elected officials.

Learn more about Measure W and other important Bay Area measures on the November 2018 ballot in Save The Bay Action Fund’s Bay Smart Voter Guide at

Save The Bay

Save The Bay campaigns for a healthy Bay and a sustainable Bay Area in this era of climate change and growing population. We mobilize Bay Area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations, both as advocates in their community and volunteers on the shoreline. We work with scientists and policymakers to protect the Bay as our region’s most important natural resource—essential to our environment, economy, and quality of life.