Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.
It took only one tweet, and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Engineering Excuses practically wrote itself.
It's not that surprising to see San Francisco and Berkeley in AARP's list of most livable cities, because they are very well served by transit and both have progressive policies aimed at improving people's lives. But they are expensive.
Well, it's a start, anyway
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The CPUC approved a plan for big utility companies to invest $738 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which complement CARB's plan to use VW settlement funds on electric heavy-duty trucks and buses.
CARB will focus its share of the VW settlement on jump-starting electric vehicle technology for freight and transit vehicles.
The San Joaquin Valley Council of Governments will soon adopt a new Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy.
The city of Sacramento is rolling out major new bike facilities to make riding there pleasant and safe for all riders, through a combination of funding, clear policies and standards, and a staff on the lookout for opportunities to make quick, simple, inexpensive changes.