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 nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released results of a survey that found that most Californians favor the state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. This is so even while most of them expect gas prices to rise as a result of policies to reduce GHGs. Many people being interviewed for the survey at […]
With sunny San Francisco as a backdrop in the distance, at the same spot where Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the original California Global Warming Solutions Act in 2006, today Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 398, which will extend California’s climate change policies into the next decade. Governor Brown was joined by Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders […]
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. […]