September 16, 2019

Congratulations to Toks Omishakin, Governor Newsom’s nominee for CalTrans director, which was announced earlier this month. Mr. Omishakin is a recruit from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he has been an unyielding champion of active transportation and complete streets. Prior to that, he served as director of healthy living initiatives for the Nashville Mayor’s Office for three years.

September 16, 2019

The first in our series of webinars focused on Active Transportation Cycle 5 is next week on Thursday, Sept 26 at 11am PT - register now! It may seem too soon to be thinking about this, but what we know from our work with past ATP applicants is that if you wait until the guidelines come out, you won’t have enough time to create a competitive application.

August 20, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has been holding a series of webinars that presage the development of the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Plan Bay Area 2050. Play Bay Area guides transportation investments for decades.  Active transportation, Complete Streets, and Safe Routes to School are addressed in the plan. Join the webinar series so you are prepared to participate when the process gears up in earnest next year. 

July 17, 2019

Communities in the Bay Area are making updates to Bike and Pedestrian Master Plans, and it is important for residents to weigh in to ensure their transportation needs are addressed. The city of Hayward has been engaged in a process for updating its plan that will conclude at the end of the year.

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May 31, 2019

The National Partnership has recently attended several community meetings held by Conta Costa County to provide input on updates to the General Plan. The existing plan was adopted in 1991, nearly thirty years ago, and much has changed in the county since then.  This general plan update will be a comprehensive update with a draft available for comment and public input this summer.

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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.