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.
A report released today from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recommends that California’s air monitoring agencies start using available technology to measure local air quality, especially where people live close to facilities that emit harmful pollutants. The California Air Resources Board (CARB), with local air quality management districts, currently maintains forty sites that monitor local […]
For many years, cities have refused to consider bicycle and pedestrian improvements on or across state-owned highways—which frequently run right through cities. The stated reason is that Caltrans controls those streets and won’t allow changes that might slow or impede car traffic. That’s supposed to be changing. The recent California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan […]
The Transformative Climate Communities grant program aims to encourage neighborhood-level plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. The Strategic Growth Council will award approximately $140 million in TCC grants.