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 Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), vice chair of the state Senate Transportation Committee, doesn’t seem to understand what active transportation projects are, who they benefit, or why California is investing in them. But that didn’t stop her from repeating specious claims that bike lanes increase emissions. “Maybe it’s something we need to kind of back […]
The authors called it a "new California compact for a better, greener life for all."
Or, put another way: why don't more public agency directors and staff, especially those working on climate and air quality issues, use - or encourage - active transportation?