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.
Senator Wiener kept it short: Caltrans should be embarrassed about the cost estimate it provided on this bill.
Mostly it was about whether the $1.5B surplus was "hidden" but there was a little bit of discussion of parking
But the congestion is cut-through traffic from out of town, going elsewhere
The climate crisis is messing with transportation planning and engineering, and transit agencies are learning to adopt electric vehicles while ridership falls
The assumption has been that increased adoption of electric vehicles is a threat to transportation revenue since drivers of those vehicles don't pay gas taxes. But S.B. 1 seems to have solved that.
Encouraging people to opt for a "first-mile/last-mile" connection via active, zero emission modes requires integration of policies, plans, designs, and funding