Today’s Headlines

  • Governor’s proposed budget “celebrates the car” (California Health Report)
  • What City Observatory learned in 2015: we need more cities, new transportation policies, and investments in affordable housing
  • Tonight in S.F.: Community meeting about taking the Bay Bridge bike path all the way to San Francisco (Bike East Bay)
  • ICYMI: How to ride your bike in the rain (LADOT Bike Blog)
  • Riders tell Caltrain: We need more bike parking (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
  • A look at the all-black regiment of “badass bikers” who rode from Montana to Missoula in 1897, with pics (Gear Junkie)
  • Caltrans seeks drivers of all stripes for mileage fee pilot program (LA Times)
  • CA’s aging infrastructure getting a beating from El Niño (KPCC)
  • Hyperloop test track breaks ground (Tech Crunch)
  • Report: Impact of diesel pollutants in Europe “severely underestimated” (Eltis)
  • Why transit agencies should feed Twitter trolls (Urban Edge)
  • Does converting HOV lanes to HOT lanes increase carpooling? (State Smart Transportation Initiative)
  • How big cities are finding ways to nudge people out of cars (Guardian)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

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