June 13, 2018

We co-sponsored SB 760 under author Senator Wiener, which would have required the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) implement Complete Streets near critical locations. As we reported in January, it was scaled back due to concerns over the effort to repeal last year’s increase in the Gas Tax. While we plan to reintroduce a bill with similar objectives next session, Sen.

June 11, 2018

If your community is planning to apply for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program, you have until July 31 to do so. Information and resources for applicants are available on the CalTrans website and at the Active Transportation Resource Center.

May 21, 2018

Please join us at the May 30 Walking & Biking Summit in Fresno to build your capacity to organize resident-led walking and biking groups and to use these groups to inform traffic safety improvements in your neighborhood. There will also be a workshop about how Safe Routes to School can make walking and biking to and from school safer, convenient, and fun.

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May 16, 2018

In early May, California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz joined our partners in the Sustainable Communities for All coalition (SC4A) in Sacramento to lobby state lawmakers for an equitable portfolio of investments from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Among the programs SC4A would like to see funded from the GGRF this year are Urban Forestry and Urban Greening; the Low Income Home Weatherization Program; and transit passes for K-14 students in public education institutions.

May 14, 2018

The Call for Projects for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) is set for May 16, with applications due by July 31.  Until they are released, the latest draft applications and guidelines are available at http://catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/.  New this year are separate applications for different project types and more detailed questions concerning local health disparities.

April 11, 2018

On April 5, the Fresno Council of Governments released a draft of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2018 – 2042 for a 55-day review and public comment period. The plan addresses greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other air emissions related to transportation, with the goal of preparing for future growth in a sustainable manner. Public hearings will be held on April 26, and  May 15.

April 9, 2018
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has proposed amendments to SB 328 (Portantino), which would mandate that all public middle and high schools in California have morning bell times no earlier than 8:30 am.
 
For an explanation of our Support-if-Amended position on this bill, please see our
April 9, 2018

The California Transportation Commission has announced another (likely final) workshop on the applications and guidelines for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program on Tuesday April 17 in Sacramento. The workshop will also cover SB 1 accountability guidelines. Please see the meeting announcement with full details including how to participate remotely here.