Today’s Headlines

Today is National Bike to Work Day—have a great ride!

  • High speed rail gets a four-year delay (Politico)  (LA Times)
  • Director of Caltrans leads annual bike tour to promote, discuss bicycling for transportation (Mass Transit)
  • Placer County “sidewalks to nowhere” are endangering people walking (Sacramento Bee)
  • No, no, no, no, and no: Google wants its self-driving cars to grab any pedestrians it hits (Mercury News)
  • Never mind: San Diego’s climate change plan is legally enforceable, after all (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Five cities that are reducing GHGs while achieving social and economic development (The City Fix)
  • San Francisco landlord and Uber will pay residents $100 to be car-free (thus reducing parking requirements/expenses for landlord) (The Verge)
  • New issue of Access Magazine: Energy use in electric vehicles, airport traffic congestion, cars and economic opportunity, running to work, and more (Access)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

  • I think it’s disingenuous to bill the HSR memorandum as a new “four year delay”. The memorandum is simply acknowledging the delay that has already occurred and which hopefully will not continue to grow.


Today’s Headlines

CA is making progress in reducing pedestrian deaths (Capitol Weekly) Alameda County funds fourteen new protected bike lanes (Bike East Bay) Concord BART station to get a new pedestrian walkway into downtown (Fox) Metrolink reopens San Bernardino, Rialto stations (Sun) Audit: DMV isn’t doing enough to end rampant abuse of  disabled placards (LA Times, Capital […]

San Diego Mayor and City Leaders Embrace Vision Zero

Flanked by city officials, fellow elected officials, the chief of police and the head of the progressive transportation advocacy group Circulate San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced their support for San Diego to embrace Vision Zero. Faulconer promises his administration will produce a plan to reduce traffic deaths in the city to zero through progressive transportation […]

Menlo Park Gets One Step Closer to Protected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real

A report released by Menlo Park’s Public Works Department last week [PDF] recommends protected bike lanes and Dutch-style “protected intersections” on El Camino Real. The two-year El Camino Real Corridor Study, led by transportation consulting firm W-Trans, said building bike lanes protected from car traffic by a curb would provide “the most optimum safety conditions […]