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.
The 7th annual Pedalfest in Jack London Square took place on Saturday, and was packed with bikes and bike lovers of all stripes. Presented by Bay Area Bicycle Law and Drake’s Brewing, Pedalfest is billed as Bike East Bay’s celebration of cycling, family, food, and fun. An amphibious bike race set the tone: homemade bikes […]
Governor Brown is pushing hard to pass two bills that would reauthorize California’s cap-and-trade system, telling the Sacramento Bee that to lose would be a tragedy “for California and for the world.” But proponents of strong climate change policies say that the way one of the bills is currently written could seriously undermine those efforts. […]
This is a week of milestones (or maybe ‘near milestones’ is more accurate) for Bay Area transportation. SMART Train Carries First Passengers Yesterday, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency (aka the SMART train) held a press run of its new commuter rail service. The system will offer free preview rides for the general public today […]
A recent survey commissioned by the California Bicycle Coalition found the California voters favor investments in a multi-modal, inclusive transportation system. More than two thirds of the California voters surveyed said they support investing in “complete streets” that are safe for all users, not just people in cars. And nearly half said they believe such […]