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.

April 22, 2019

In late February, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) released an updated Vision Zero Action Strategy to continue the city toward its goal of eliminating traffic deaths.

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%.