Successes in Working with Your Local Caltrans District

Sunday 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Caltrans District 2, based in Redding, California, won the California Bicycle Coalition’s award for the “Best District Decision of 2014” for their construction of a new California Street in downtown Redding that replaced an excess traffic lane with a bike lane. Another smart district decision was District 8’s elimination of a barrier by opening a section of Interstate 40 to bicyclists, mostly on a shoulder separated from car traffic by rumble strips. In San Diego, a new “corridor approach” has transformed the way Caltrans thinks of “main streets.” What can we learn from the process that led to these decisions for sharing with leaders in all Caltrans districts? Anne Wallach-Thomas, Shasta Living Streets; Mark Friis, Inland Empire Biking Alliance; Randy Van Vleck, City Heights Community Development Corporation; Tony Dang, California Walks.