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Legislative Update: Bills on AVs

AV bills related to safety, emergency responders, data, reporting requirements

June 26, 2024

Legislative Update: Bike Lanes at the Coast, VMT in Rural Areas

Are VMT measures hurting rural areas? Or do they give us a better idea of which projects are sprawl projects?

June 10, 2024

Legislative Update: Bike-Friendly Bills at the Midpoint

The team at the California Bicycle Coalition tracks bills that affect active transportation.

May 29, 2024

Bill to Require Speed Control in Vehicles Goes Limp

Also passed yesterday were the Complete Streets bill, a bill on Bay Area transit funding, and a prohibition on state funding for Class III bikeways.

April 24, 2024

Legislative Update: Some Bills to Watch This Session

It's a good time to take a peek at how sustainable transportation and related topics are showing up on legislators' priorities. Here's a very NON-comprehensive list.

March 26, 2024

Joint Legislative Hearing on Future of California Climate Policies

Cap-and-trade gets a lot of attention, but VMT reduction is equally important. And there is no roadmap for reducing driving.

March 12, 2024

CalBike Summit Preview: Complete Streets with Senator Scott Wiener

Register for the Bike Summit soon - but first, here's a preview session

February 29, 2024

Attempt to Undermine VMT Rules Becomes a Bill to Study Their Use Instead

The California Environmental Quality Act added Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a way to measure transportation impacts, and sprawl supporters are unhappy about it.

January 16, 2024

Senate Transportation Committee Recap: Transit Consolidation Bill Pulled

Also, a bill from Senator Blakespear to reduce delays for building safer bike lanes along the California coast returns

January 10, 2024