Kern County Holds Walk Audits to Identify Safe Walking SolutionsBy Minerva Perez | | 1 Comment
Walk audits provide information on human behavior and current conditions straight from the experts—community residents.
Fresno Active Transportation Plan Is Flawed, But Better After Public InputBy Minerva Perez | | 2 Comments
Fresno is frequently described as "two cities"--the more affluent north, and the south, where more low-income residents live. Advocates question whether the city's Active Transportation Plan does enough for residents in the south.
Local Sales Taxes for Transportation on Merced, Stanislaus County BallotsBy Minerva Perez | | 2 Comments
One thing everyone seems to agree on: California’s transportation system needs fixing. On exactly what to fix and how to get money to do so, however, it is not so easy to find common ground. The latest proposal from the state legislature is hanging in the balance, and there may or may not be a […]
Central Valley Cities Apply for Active Transportation Funds: It’s Not EasyBy Minerva Perez | | 1 Comment
The Active Transportation Program is California’s main source of funding for projects that encourage walking and biking. Caltrans just closed the third round of ATP grants on June 15, and will allocate $240 million for projects—beginning three years from now. That may sound like a lot of money, but compared to the state’s overall transportation […]
In Turlock, It’s Not a Parking Shortage, It’s a Parking Management ProblemBy Minerva Perez | | 3 Comments
People think there isn’t enough parking in downtown Turlock, but a recent study commissioned by the city shows that isn’t true. “Fifty percent of parking is not being utilized,” said Nayan Amin, president of TJKM Transportation Consultants, at a recent public workshop held at City Hall. Data collected by TJKM shows that of the 3,872 […]
Turlock Reaches Out to Community for Ideas on Improving Biking, WalkingBy Minerva Perez | | No Comments
The statewide Active Transportation Program (ATP), the main source of funding for projects that encourage walking and biking in California, is in the midst of preparing for its next round of grants. Applications for a total of about $240 million will be accepted starting April 15, for projects that will be funded starting in 2019. […]
Turlock Gets ATP Funding for Bike Lanes, Sidewalks, Safer IntersectionsBy Minerva Perez | | 4 Comments
Walking and bicycling in Turlock will become much safer now that the city was awarded more than a million dollars from the state Active Transportation Program (ATP) to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. “I think they are good projects that are good for the community,” Nathan Bray, Principal Civil Engineer, said of the two projects […]
Bicycle Club Celebrates the Gift of New Bike Lanes in ModestoBy Minerva Perez | | 3 Comments
Cyclists from throughout Stanislaus County came together recently to celebrate a special gift from the city of Modesto—new bicycle lanes that will make it easier and safer to traverse the city on two wheels. Approximately 25 members of the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club gathered on Saturday December 5th at Modesto Junior College, where the most […]