October 12, 2018

The National Partnership will be convening Active Transportation Networks (ATN) alongside partner coalition meetings in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. On October 17, the ATN will meet in conjunction with the Stanislaus Sustainable Communities Coalition in Modesto, at which there will be a presentation of a Safe Routes to School Action Plan developed by the Airport Neighborhood Collaborative. Then, on November 13, the Network will convene in Stockton at a meeting of the Healthy Neighborhoods Collaborative.

October 10, 2018

Hundreds of applications were submitted for the recent Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP), and only a small percentage will be successful.  Our new publication, California’s Active Transportation Program: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process, can help you work through the process. This 22-page document offers a road map to all five application categories of the ATP in a digestible form.

September 12, 2018

This week, leaders from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. As a counterpoint, It Takes Roots is organizing a series of events throughout the week to call attention to the impact of climate change on low-income communities of color and calling for climate solutions that support environmental justice.

August 16, 2018

Advocates in the Central Valley, including the members of the Stanislaus Sustainable Communities Coalition, submitted comments on draft amendments to

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August 16, 2018

The inland Central Valley in California faces high transportation and housing costs, which puts financial stress on families. Learn more about 

August 15, 2018

Advocates in the Central Valley, including the members of the Stanislaus Sustainable Communities Coalition, submitted comments on draft amendments to the City of Modesto General Plan.

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July 5, 2018

In California’s Central Valley region, the National Partnership is working in the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Fresno. Housing and transportation costs in Central Valley often exceed 70 percent of income for moderate income households.  The lack of affordable transportation options puts stress on families. In addition, the region struggles with poor air quality.

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.