Today’s Headlines

  • Santa Monica’s bike share is ready for the Expo line opening (Global Green)
  • Berkeley develops “Resiliency Strategy” (Berkeleyside)
  • Study looks at why bike share is so much safer than “regular biking” (Vox)
  • People who live in walkable neighborhoods get more exercise (Science Codex)
  • Two reports find that California’s climate change policies will save residents money (NRDC)
  • California cities struggle with plans to ship coal, oil by train through them (Sacramento Bee)
  • Progress on high speed rail (SF Examiner)
  • Marin begins enforcing bike speeds on trails (Contra Costa Times)
  • County transportation sales tax could be a hard sell in Simi (Simi Valley Acorn)
  • Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for decent public transportation? (The Conversation)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF


Shortest bike lane in California?

Pleasanton, California may have just created the shortest bike lane in the state. It’s one short block long, on Parkside between Cheryl and Arthur roads. You can see from the map above that the neighborhood is full of loop roads that don’t connect to much. In fact, Parkside is really the only way through here, […]