Last weekend, 70 organizations signed a support letter sent to Governor Gavin Newsom, asking for his signature on SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill. The letter highlights the ways in which this law will support California’s climate and transportation goals. In particular, this bill aligns closely with the Governor’s recent Executive Order and gives a direct action step to the goals listed, including reducing vehicle miles traveled and “funding transportation options that contribute to the overall health of Californians and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as transit, walking, biking, and other active modes.”
The Complete Streets for Active Living Bill requires Caltrans to add features that benefit people who walk or bike when it repairs or repaves a local street. If a project can’t include Complete Streets, the bill requires more transparency from Caltrans on why the department can’t provide such features. SB 127 is a cost-effective, commonsense way to build the green infrastructure California needs.
The organizations supporting the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill represent a range of interests including seniors, environmental groups, bicycle advocates, pedestrian advocates, and more.
If you support Complete Streets, email or call Governor Newsom today and tell him to sign SB 127.