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.
Yesterday, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), a national non-profit with state chapters throughout the country, released a report detailing the “12 biggest highway boondoggles” under study in the country. Not surprisingly, a California highway project made the list, the I-710 Tunnel Project in Los Angeles County. PIRG explains the project. San Gabriel Valley Route […]
Because Elon Musk, a guy with lots of money and some wacky ideas, added his name to a letter begging the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to be lenient in its dealings with VW, the media responded as if the idea had merit. The letter, signed by 45 people in the clean tech and investment […]
Two California cities—Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo—have been newly designated as “gold-level” bicycle-friendly communities by the League of American Bicyclists. Two other California cities were added to the list as well, both earning a “bronze” level designation: Santa Rosa and Woodland. California now has 56 bicycle-friendly communities, the most of any state in the […]
On Sunday, a car driver on the wrong side of a two-lane highway in rural Yolo county crashed head-on into a bicycle rider and killed him. What was the California Highway Patrol’s response? Blame the victim. The CHP says the driver of the car was just following the law, which requires a three-foot passing distance […]
The League of American Bicyclists today released its state rankings for “bicycle friendly states” and this year California is ranked 8th in the US, behind Washington, Minnesota, Utah, and Oregon. The state earned 53.1 points out of 100 possible points in the League’s point system, which is actually a bit less than what we earned […]