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



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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 […]