Statewide News: Governor Vetoes Much-Needed Complete Streets Bill

Monday, November 4, 2019

We are incredibly sorry to report that Governor Newsom vetoed SB 127, the Complete Streets bill. We worked hard with partners at California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, AARP and the American Heart Association to push this bill through the Assembly and the Senate by wide margins in spite of hugely inflated cost estimates and pushback from CalTrans. If passed, the legislation would have required CalTrans to implement Complete Streets improvements on portions of the state highway system that run through communities. The joint press release from the lead partners on the legislation captures are disappointment at the Governor’s short-sighted decision.  In his veto message, Governor Newsom said he’s committed to holding CalTrans accountable for delivering safe walking, biking and transit alternatives; we will be working with our partners to try and hold him to that promise.