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.
State Bill to Take Away Bike Lane on RSR Bridge for Cars Tries to Hide its IntentBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Pretending that adding a car lane could bring social and environmental justice for people stuck in traffic jams is just an ugly lie
Traffic Safety Bills Pass First CommitteeBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
"Daylighting" intersections, studying weight-based vehicle registration fees, allowing bikes on sidewalks where there's no other safe option
Bill Would Create a California Bicycle Safety HandbookBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The idea is to make bicycle safety information available to all road users
Legislative Update: Traffic Safety and Public Transit BillsBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
CalBike has a rundown of some key bills the legislature is considering this session - and there are a lot of them
Legislative Hearing on Public Transportation Woes Is Just a BeginningBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Public transit is in a tough spot, for many reasons, most of them far outside the control of individual agencies.
Federal Reconnecting Communities Program Announces First Grants, Four In CaliforniaBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
This is the DOT's first move towards repairing damage done by building highways through communities is $185 million for 45 projects that remove, retrofit, or somehow mitigate barriers created by highways - and railroad tracks.
Applications Open: Customized Training on Pedestrian and Bicycle SafetyBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
CalWalks and UC's SafeTREC are once again offering community groups of all kinds free training in assessing current conditions and identifying ways to improve safety
Legislative Hearing on How to Stop Oil Profiteering Shows How Little Anyone KnowsBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The hearing had everything: government agency reps making the case for Newsom's proposal, experts on economics, government, and litigation, and a range of "stakeholders."
New CA Senate Select Committee Formed to Study Bay Area Transit IssuesBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The stated purpose is to "address the unique challenges and opportunities facing public transportation in the Bay Area as the region emerges from the pandemic."
San Diego’s Park Boulevard to Get Buffered Bike Lanes Throughout Balboa ParkBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
City's "Crown Jewel" will also get new dedicated bus lanes for part of the route
Everybody Wants an Electric School BusBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Applicants for the first $500 million from the federal Clean School Bus Program requested almost $4 billion.
Legislative Analyst Studies Newsom’s Transportation “Budget Solutions”By Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The Governor's proposals to shift money from transit and the Active Transportation Program are "reasonable," given budget constraints, says the LAO. But the legislature could do something different. Like make cuts to highways instead??