February 21, 2018

In January, the Alliance for Healthy Orange County held a convening on SB 1000, the law requiring that general plans include an environmental justice (EJ) element. The convening brought together over 60 planners and community-based representatives to discuss and gather input on what environmental justice means in Orange County and how to move forward to ensure the region develops strong plans.

February 21, 2018

The National Partnership facilitates regional active transportation networks (ATNs) in several locations throughout California with quarterly meetings. These ATNs serve as an informational hub for community based organizations and public agencies to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy.  

February 13, 2018

Governor Brown released his proposed expenditure plan for Cap and Trade proceeds (the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund). We were disappointed to see funds prioritized for Zero Emission Vehicles, which do not reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled or facilitate alternative modes of transportation, while programs such as TCC were sharply reduced.

January 19, 2018

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has begun continued workshops for public feedback on guidelines and applications for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP). As you may recall, for Cycle 4, CTC has proposed five separate applications for different types and sizes of projects. As of this week, seven workshops have been held: in Sacramento, Chico, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fresno, San Bernardino and, this past Tuesday, Monterey.

January 18, 2018

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) held an informational hearing and received comments on a 

January 16, 2018
In partnership with community stakeholder groups, The City of Ontario hosted a special site tour visit for the Strategic Growth Council . The site tour included a bus tour to spotlight efforts for their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) proposal.
January 10, 2018

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is excited to announce the next round of the Safe Routes to School Launch Program for 2018! Building off a successful 2017 pilot year, we are looking for five new California communities eager to move to a new level of safety and support for students walking and biking to school.

December 22, 2017

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership submitted a comment letter to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) regarding the Measure A Draft Grant Guidelines. Our recommendations focus on improving equity considerations, community engagement, project evaluation criteria, and discussion around concurrent funding measures in the LA County.