We will examine the relationship between cities and transportation, with an emphasis on the Bay Area. The course includes a review of trends, history, and current issues in urban transportation in the United States and Bay Area. Other topics include the transportation planning process, environmental concerns, and financing urban transport. Throughout the semester we will consider a variety of mobility choices and investments that are being considered in the Bay Area. Students are expected to attend all lectures, conduct all outside readings, and undertake an in-depth, semester-long research project on an urban transportation issue. Students are also required to take one of two field trips.