Statewide News: Complete Streets Bill Rolling Along

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

We are pleased with the continued progress of SB 127 (Wiener), the Complete Streets bill we are co-sponsoring along with California Walks, the California Bicycle Coalition and the American Heart Association. The bill has now passed out of the Senate Transportation and Appropriations committees. In the process, we have agreed to amendments that removed our proposed reordering of the State Highway Account’s priorities. However, the core of the bill - requiring that stretches of the State Highway Network that function as urban arterials or rural/small town main streets are equipped with sufficient infrastructure for walking and biking when they are programmed for rehabilitation - remains intact. Going forward, we look forward to working with CalTrans to agree on definitions that will further clarify exactly when projects from the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) are subject to these requirements.