August 20, 2019

In 2018, the City of Stockton was awarded a Planning Grant in the amount of $170,000 by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC).  These funds support planning activities in the Downtown and South Stockton region to allow STockton to apply a full Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program grant later this year. Over the next few months, plans for the application will be developed and submitted to the city council.

August 13, 2019

The Modesto Airport Neighborhood is a suburban community in the Central Valley that had not historically received much in the way of Safe Routes to School investment and attention. Read more in our new case study about how we helped Modesto change that.  

July 17, 2019

The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) is encouraging residents to fill out a survey to help identify where the region’s transportation network is vulnerable to potential impacts of climate change, including increased temperature, extreme heat days, flooding, drought, and wildfires.

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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.

April 22, 2019

A number of important plans will be updated in our Central Valley counties in coming months, offering advocates opportunities to weigh in on planning and transportation decisions. General Plans will be updated in Modesto and in Fresno County, and we will be particularly concerned that issues of equity, environmental justice and SB 1000 will be addressed. In addition, the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan in Stanislaus County will be updated, and we look forward to helping align the county’s Safe Routes to School and active transportation efforts where needs are greatest.

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April 16, 2019

Late last month, State Senator Jim Beall (District 15, Santa Clara) introduced SB 152, which would radically restructure the Active Transportation Program, reducing the statewide component to 10% from its current 50% while increasing the Metropolitan Planning Organization component from 40% to 75% and the Small Urban and Rural component from 10%-15%.