After the veto of SB 127, the Complete Streets legislation, we continue to work with our partners and CalTrans on development of a statewide Complete Streets Action Plan.
Equity & Environmental Justice
UPDATE: April 20, 2020
In the meantime, we hosted the second in our ATP Webinar series last week, and 300 participants tuned in, far exceeding our expectations. The webinar, Writing a Compelling Statement of Need was hosted by California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz and featured Panelists Meghan Pendrocelli, Program Analyst at the California Transportation Commission and Bill Sadler, Bill Sadler, Director of Operations at the Public Health Alliance of California.
The California Transportation Commission approved the guidelines and released applications for Cycle 5 of the Active Transportation Program at its March meeting.
Congratulations to Jeanie Ward-Waller, our former California Senior Policy Manager, who was promoted earlier this year to Deputy Director for Planning and Modal Programs at CalTrans! Jeanie recently served as Sustainability Program Manager and Acting Director of CalTrans District 2. We look forward to continuing to work with her.
There is a new Clean Mobility Options pilot program that supports zero-emissions carsharing, carpooling, bikeshare, and other innovative transportation options for underserved communities.
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.
In collaboration with local advocacy groups, Safe Routes Partnership submitted a policy comment letter this week to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on the 2020 update of the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). The 2020 RTP/SCS, also known as Connect SoCal, will set the Southern California’s plans for transportation and housing for the next 25 years--including thousands of transportation projects.