CUPERTINO (KCBS) – Apple has bragged that its new headquarters may be the “greenest” building in the world. But the same cannot be said about its transportation plan.

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The campus, known as Apple Park, comes with a building that looks like a spaceship. It also comes with parking for 11,000 cars, reportedly due to city requirements.

“They’re going to generate a lot of emissions if you consider many of the moving pieces here, including that this facility is located very far from any mainline public transportation,” said Jason Henderson, a San Francisco State University geology professor who studies transportation.

“You’re basically forcing most of the workers to drive,” Henderson told KCBS.

Henderson said despite talking a lot about transportation, work and the environment for the last 30 years, we haven’t done a very good job of planning.

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He believes Cupertino and surrounding communities should be looking at more housing.

“And getting more of the future employees of Apple to want to live in a diverse mixture of different kinds of buildings and housing types, in those suburbs,” Henderson said.

That’s probably the most long-lasting solution to cutting down on car trips and their polluting emissions.

Until then, the most immediate fix will likely be more private shuttles.

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