Governor’s budget bill not good enough for bicycling

The Governor released the details of his budget proposal in a so-called “trailer bill” that translates their intentions into law. The entire bill is huge, but we’ve extracted the sections most important to bicycling and posted them here for you.

We have huge problems with the language in the trailer bill. Our top four concerns are below.

  1. The amount is less than it should be (it’s basically status quo).
  2. A loophole big enough for an electric freight train to power through allows any project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions to be funded from this account.
  3. Safe Routes to School and Rec Trails programs are not explicitly preserved.
  4. Existing programs are canceled before this one is created, creating a gap in funding active transportation projects.

To add your name to the list of Californians who insist on an effective program to promote bicycling, sign our petition!