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.
These are grants for projects, including transportation projects, that aim to “help make communities better places to live for all ages.”
“Active Transportation in California: The Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report Fiscal Year 2016-17,” highlights Caltrans' achievements of the past year as the department works towards its fast-approaching goals to increase the share of trips made by walking and bicycling in the state.
Not many people attended the hearing, but those who spoke up were pretty consistent in their feedback: don't exempt transportation projects from measuring how many vehicle miles they will encourage.
The South Bay city joins Pasadena, San Francisco, and Oakland in moving away from a focus on vehicle delay and towards induced car trips to measure of environmental impacts of development.
Ignoring constituents, Union City's city council voted unanimously to divert $163 million to build a new four-lane, three-mile $320 million highway connector
The basic message was: California better get on it. AVs are coming, like it or not, and they will either bring great things or they will make everything a whole lot worse.