Statewide News: Formulating a Statewide Complete Streets Action Plan

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Last fall, Governor Newsom unfortunately vetoed SB 127, the Complete Streets bill. In his veto message, the Governor promised that new leadership at CalTrans would find ways to increase active transportation investments.  Building on that, we have been working with CalTrans on a Complete Streets Action plan. We have been impressed thus far with the seriousness with which the Department has engaged with the SB 127 Co-Sponsors (Safe Routes Partnership, California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks and AARP CA) on drafting the plan. We are still looking for more specific procedures at the individual project level, particularly to improve public outreach and community engagement, but it is clear that CalTrans’ new leadership understands and prioritizes the issues of safety and active transportation access on the state highway system.