California

SoCal News: SCAG Hosts Annual General Assembly & Traffic Safety Symposium

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) hosted their annual General Assembly on May 1st in Palm Desert, CA. Themed Beyond Boundaries, the conference drew representatives from 191 cities and six counties and included topics centered on micro mobility, technology opportunities from the green economy, and unleashing the power of data.

Central Valley News: Planning and Policy Opportunities On The Horizon

A number of important plans will be updated in our Central Valley counties in coming months, offering advocates opportunities to weigh in on planning and transportation decisions. General Plans will be updated in Modesto and in Fresno County, and we will be particularly concerned that issues of equity, environmental justice and SB 1000 will be addressed. In addition, the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan in Stanislaus County will be updated, and we look forward to helping align the county’s Safe Routes to School and active transportation efforts where needs are greatest.

Bay Area News: Caltrans Developing Regional Active Transportation Plans

In September 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) initiated a project to develop Active Transportation plans for each of its 12 districts, ultimately covering the entire State of California. As part of this effort, Caltrans is developing an overarching statewide data framework and methodology for collecting, storing, and using active transportation data. District 4 in the Bay Area is one of the first areas beginning this process.

Central Valley News: Modesto Adopts General Plan Update, Prepares for Second Round

In recent weeks, the City of Modesto has adopted an update to its general plan. Last year, we joined with local advocates to make comments to the plan, and many of the concerns raised were adopted in revisions. A key aspect of our comments was that the proposed draft plan did not address environmental justice as required during general plan updates by state law, SB 1000.