Eric Rodenback and Stamen Design have mapped the mysterious routes of the corporate busses that shuttle Silicon Valley’s tech workers from their homes in San Francisco to their job sites at myriad suburban office parks in the South Bay. His point is stunning:

“Just think about that for a moment: We can know within 20 feet where our friends are on Tuesday night, and we can know within a minute how long it’s going to take for an Uber or MUNI to arrive — but we can’t know anything about where a gigantic, two-story shuttle bus on a residential street is.”

His statement in Wired is measured and agnostic, but the maps don’t lie. For a geographic and historical perspective on corporate shuttles and Bay Area boomtowns, see quintessential SF writer Rebecca Solnit’s piece on the subject. As Bay Area natives who are concerned about the future of this region, L Studio asks itself and its clients how we can make our region more sustainable, less boom and bust. As Rodenback points out, we first need to map our conditions, and it takes a village to do that.

Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes
By Eric Rodenback, Wired