Complete Streets bill

Complete Streets for Active Living

Shouldn’t all roads in California be safe and comfortable for everyone of all ages and abilities? Shouldn’t our streets make it inviting for people to bike, walk, or ride public transit? That’s the vision for our Complete Streets Campaign, and in 2019 we’re poised to win a victory that could move that idea toward reality.

Our Complete Streets Bill would require Caltrans to include Complete Streets elements—bike lanes, safe crossings, safe transit stops—whenever they repave or repair a state-owned surface street.

CalBike’s Work Bringing Complete Streets to Everyone

In 2017, a CalBike-commissioned poll showed that Californians across the state and across all major political and demographic groups support building Complete Streets—roads with safe sidewalks, visible crosswalks, and protected bike lanes—that are safe places for everyone and not strictly thoroughfares for driving.

Together with our ally Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and our partners, CalBike is sponsoring SB 127 to require Caltrans to follow its own Complete Streets Policy and prioritize the safety of everyone who uses our roads, not just drivers, on every repaving, maintenance, and rehab project.

The cheapest and easiest time to add a bike lane is when a street is already due for maintenance. Simply repaving dangerous and poorly designed roadways maintains an unacceptable status quo that prioritizes the speedy movement of cars over the lives and health of our children and neighbors.

Caltrans has paid lip service to the idea of Complete Streets with an internal Complete Streets policy, but they haven’t lived up to their rhetoric. A Complete Streets law would hold their feet to the fire and transform our communities into comfortable and convenient spaces for walking and bicycling.

More on Complete Streets

  • Tell the Assembly you support the Complete Streets Bill!

  • 8 in 10 voters believe governments need to change our roads to make them safe for people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike, or use public transportation.

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Tell Your Assembly Member to Support Complete Streets!

We need your help to bring Complete Streets to Caltrans-controlled surface streets.

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