Today’s Headlines

  • KRON4 reports “a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle” —but the pedestrian was on the sidewalk—and was the vehicle driving itself?
  • Active Transportation Program fund recommendations:
    • $7 million to Santa Barbara (Edhat)
    • The Rincon Multi-Use trail in Carpinteria would “offset some of the impacts” of widening Highway 101 (Noozhawk)
    • Millions for Chico, Oroville (Chicoer)
  • Tinkering with bicycle design (Bicycling)
  • Bike East Bay seeks support for a better Berkeley Bike Plan (Bike East Bay)
  • Caltrain looking for volunteers for bicycle advisory committee (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition)
  • Sacramento Area Bicycle Associates support Measure B
  • Public transit is a civil rights issue (ATTN)
  • Wired says new BART car designs are for “anti-social commuters”
  • Here are the most common excuses for high subway construction costs (Pedestrian Observation)
  • New law integrates climate change into California law and planning (The Planning Report)
  • Volkswagen is still cheating on emissions (Wall Street Journal)
  • An atlas of gentrification (Creative Review)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF



San Mateo County to Appoint Five-Member Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

Last week, San Mateo County established a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Its stated mission: to improve public health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and extend mobility for children, seniors, people with disabilities, and those who live in disadvantaged communities. The committee’s five volunteer members will be charged with providing recommendations not only to […]

Today’s Headlines

Caltrans launches process to write statewide bike and pedestrian plan (Lake County News) Sacramento Regional Transit bans sleeping and shoeless, bare-chested passengers, but attempt to ban smelly people failed (International Business Times) New law clears path for LA transportation sales tax measure (Land Line Magazine) San Francisco lays blueprint for future subways (SFBay) Oakland proposes […]

South Bay Area Cities Start Building Separated Bike Lanes

New on-street bike lanes separated from auto traffic are nearing completion in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and a handful of neighboring cities have plans to install them too. Separated bike infrastructure gained traction among local planners after Caltrans approved Class IV Separated Bikeway design standards [PDF] in December 2015. The first protected intersections were […]

Today’s Headlines

CalBike reports on its accomplishments for 2015 (California Bicycle Coalition) Caltrans issues new guidelines for protected bikeways (Caltrans) New statewide bike laws are not really new: Bikes must pull over to let vehicles pass if five or more cars are piled up behind them—same as other slow vehicles (KRCR News) Only one earplug, earbud, headphone, […]