For Immediate Release: Friday, August 30, 2019
Contact: Dave Snyder, CalBike 415-216-7393, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Complete Streets” Bill Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee
SACRAMENTO: This afternoon, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill (SB 127) championed by Senator Scott Wiener, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and now heads to an Assembly floor vote. The bill has already passed the State Senate.
This bill aims to ensure state roads that run through cities (e.g. 19th Avenue in San Francisco, Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, or San Pablo Avenue in the East Bay) are safe for pedestrians and cyclists. The bill would mandate community involvement and default inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements funded by the $4.3 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP).
Dave Snyder, executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition, said:
“This shows that the Assembly Leadership understands the importance of holding Caltrans accountable to its promises of safety so that we taxpayers get better and safer roads for our tax dollars and not lip service and maintained deathtraps.”