CalBike’s 2023 Legislative Recap: Big Wins for Active Transportation
Six bills signed; two to keep an eye on; two vetoes; four bills for next year; and six that didn't make it.
More Than 60 Organizations Urge Governor Newsom to Intervene at Caltrans
California is still spending billions of dollars on highway and interchange expansions that increase reliance on driving, drain household budgets, and make traffic worse. Governor Newsom should step in.
Legislative Update: Governor Is Powering Through Bills
Decriminalizing fare evasion and sidewalk riding bills killed; Transparency and climate accountability bills signed; More to come
California Has to Stop Building Freeways. Now.
"People aren't used to thinking of freeways as fossil fuel infrastructure, but they are." And once built, there's no going back, no making up for the extra driving by trying to convince people that a bus or train might be a better choice - we're stuck with it.
All Kinds of Safety and Sustainability Bills Made it to the Governor’s Desk
And some have been held for next year
CA Legislature Passes Speed Camera Bill
Now it's up to Governor Newsom to sign it
There’s a Budget with Transit Funding, But Negotiations Aren’t Over
The question isn't really whether Newsom will sign off; the question is what will end up in "trailer bills" - which, as their name suggests, trail along after the budget is signed and fill in details left out of the budget itself.
Governor Newsom’s Urgency on Infrastructure Is Not About Climate (It’s About Money)
The administration frames its proposal as urgently needed for the state to make good on its climate and clean energy goals - or lose out on federal funding.