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.
Self-driving cars won't happen over night, but it's time to plan for them in a way that makes sense.
The LAO recommends focusing highway money on maintenance, not major upgrades, because of economic reasons. But there are other reasons to stop investing in highway capacity projects.
Bike riders are vulnerable road users, exposed to a variety of dangers, but the dangers imposed by pollution are not usually taken into account when planning bike routes.
Governor Brown's cap-and-trade expenditure plan cuts several critical community-focused programs that are building local capacity and bringing local benefits.
Three cities will receive grants to complete projects developed in collaboration with the local community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while bringing other health and economic benefits.
A panel discussion in Sacramento tomorrow afternoon will discuss California's zero energy future.
Transform's Joshua Stark says the proposed budget would invest more in public transportation, walking, and biking than any previous state budget.
Cap-and-trade is working, says CARB, but needs to work harder. Meanwhile federal support is disappearing, and the administration may actively undermine the state's work. And disagreement about a definition cloaks a wider point of conflict on cap-and-trade.
This first report focuses on Caltrans District 4, which covers the greater Bay Area. It sets out to begin a discussion about what sea level rise and rising temperatures might mean for state highways.