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.
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 […]
After 2020 California GHG emission reduction goals will become more stringent, and therefore harder to reach. Since transportation is the largest single contributor to GHG emissions, achieving targets requires finding ways to make it easy for people to drive less. But regions say they can't control driving, and they don't have enough money.
California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) is about to receive an infusion of cash, and staff is looking for a few good bicycle and pedestrian projects to give it to. Instead of being forced to choose a few projects from a long list of worthy ones, as in past funding rounds, ATP staff are now anticipating […]
As Friday’s deadline approaches for bills to either be passed from their legislative house of origin or die, the halls of the capitol in Sacramento are getting hectic. Here is some of what has transpired in relation to sustainable transportation issues: Representation on the California Transportation Commission: A.B. 179, a bill that would require one […]