The Google Bus Protests Are Really About Bay Area Home Prices | Cross River NY Homes

So I haven’t been following this very closely, but I’m catching up on  the Google bus controversy in the Bay Area.

From what I’ve gathered, a growing number of Silicon Valley workers,  from Google and other companies, are finding themselves in San Francisco, some  40 miles from San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View and the  other towns that make up the high-tech hub.

Workers are moving to the City By The Bay presumably because they’re  drawn to the city’s attractiveness, amenities and dynamism, which the Valley  apparently lacks (never been there, so this is totally  impressionistic).
In response to this shift, Google and  others are orchestrating private buses to transport workers from the City to the  Valley, and paying the City of San Francisco good  money to use its bus stops.  This has prompted protests from  SF residents decrying the impact of the Valley workers on affordable housing and  in altering the character of the city.

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