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 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.