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


Caltrans Goals: Triple Biking, Double Walking and Transit by 2020

Caltrans released its new Strategic Management Plan [PDF], and it includes priorities and performance targets that show the department is serious about reforming itself. The new plan includes active transportation and Vision Zero, within its priority number one, “Safety and Health.” It also cites a goal of tripling bicycle mode share and doubling walking and […]