A recent survey commissioned by the California Bicycle Coalition found the California voters favor investments in a multi-modal, inclusive transportation system. More than two thirds of the California voters surveyed said they support investing in “complete streets” that are safe for all users, not just people in cars. And nearly half said they believe such […]
After 2020 California GHG emission reduction goals will become more stringent, and therefore harder to reach. Since transportation is the largest single contributor to GHG emissions, achieving targets requires finding ways to make it easy for people to drive less. But regions say they can't control driving, and they don't have enough money.
California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) is about to receive an infusion of cash, and staff is looking for a few good bicycle and pedestrian projects to give it to. Instead of being forced to choose a few projects from a long list of worthy ones, as in past funding rounds, ATP staff are now anticipating […]
As Friday’s deadline approaches for bills to either be passed from their legislative house of origin or die, the halls of the capitol in Sacramento are getting hectic. Here is some of what has transpired in relation to sustainable transportation issues: Representation on the California Transportation Commission: A.B. 179, a bill that would require one […]
Caltrans District 4, which covers the nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, invites interested parties to attend a presentation on its progress towards creating a districtwide Bicycle Plan. The meeting, the third in a series, will take place tonight in San Jose, and can also be watched online.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty was joined by Caltrans staff to mark the release of Caltrans' new statewide bike and pedestrian plan with a multimodal field trip: a train ride from Sacramento to Emeryville, and from there a bike ride on the Alex Zuckerman Bicycle/Pedestrian Path along the Oakland Bay Bridge to the new Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island.
While Caltrans does not have jurisdiction over local transportation planning or policies, it does wield considerable influence over local planning decisions, and it provides expertise and guidance. A statewide plan that provides a cohesive vision for safe, comfortable biking and walking in California communities is an important step.