When Governor Newsom vetoed the Complete Streets Bill in 2019, he said the law wasn’t needed because Caltrans policies already in place would accomplish the same goals. Four years later, we are putting that assumption to the test. CalBike conducted a survey of over 2,000 people who bike, walk, and drive on local streets that are also state routes to find out whether they provide safe passage for all modes of transportation. And we’re reviewing Caltrans project documentation to determine whether the agency has added Complete Streets improvements, as promised.
Check this space for updates and data as we present information and reports based on our research. And look for new legislation to create accountability for a state agency that ignores California’s own climate policies in its push to keep building more roads for vehicular travel.
We don’t think this campaign will be easy or quick, but we know it’s critical. Caltrans-controlled streets are often the most dangerous roadways in our communities, preventing local governments from closing gaps in biking and walking networks that residents want and need. We hope you’ll join us in advocating for Complete Streets throughout California.
https://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/protected-bikeways-act.jpg6841024Jared Sanchezhttps://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/calbike-logo.pngJared Sanchez2023-11-07 17:02:512023-11-07 17:02:53The Long Road to Complete Streets
https://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Glendora-Quick-Build-crosswalk-compressed-scaled.jpeg13332560Brian Smithhttps://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/calbike-logo.pngBrian Smith2023-10-10 15:38:032023-10-10 17:01:52Intersection Daylighting Becomes California Law
https://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/protected-bikeways-act.jpg6841024Andrew Wrighthttps://www.calbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/calbike-logo.pngAndrew Wright2023-09-11 15:27:352023-09-18 18:44:51Contribute to CalBike Complete Streets Research