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Let's Move, Encinitas!: community-based transportation plan

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The City, in partnership with the local non-profit organization Circulate San Diego (formerly WalkSanDiego), has been awarded a Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) grant through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to create a city-wide pedestrian travel and safe routes to school plan.

San Jose Multi-Generational STEPS Program

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With generous funding from The Health Trust of Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, California Walks in partnership with the  Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County are working together to promote physical activity and active transportation (walking and biking) for residents of all ages by engaging and empowering residents to influence  policy and land use changes that will  improve pedestrian safety and walkability in two predom

6 Tips from SF Bike Coalition on Building Support for Connecting Bikeways

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's "Connecting the City" project's "six secrets" to success in building support for a network of "complete" bikeways, "fully connected ...

San Diego Bike Loop Debuts

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From the official Bike Loop brochure:

The San Diego bike loop offers a 7 mile network of on-street bicycle lanes and routes that connect cyclists to downtown businesses and tourist attractions by taking advantage of streets with significantly less traffic and slower speeds. As San Diego’s bike sharing program gets underway, the bike loop offers alternative, quiet streets for commuters and casual riders alike. The route is marked using the wayfinding symbol below. Please remember, all riders must follow directional signs on one-way streets. 

Registration ends today for PedsCount! 2014

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PedsCount! 2014 will feature cutting-edge research, best practices and innovations to advance walking in California. Come share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned with pedestrian safety and health professionals, researchers, community advocates, and walking enthusiasts from all over the state.

Roll Model Bike and Pedestrian Safety Campaign for Bike Safety Month

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May is Bicycle Safety Month, but bike safety must be observed every day!

Oakland Releases Roadway Design Options for Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets

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This document released in April 2014 by the City of Oakland is a comprehensive, detailed look at a proposed Complete Streets implementation for a large section of Telegraph Avenue. It reflects a deeply detailed knowledge of the street, and seeks to address the needs of  transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians. It is profusely illustrated with great examples of various treatments, tailored to the specific needs and conditions on Telegraph, but easily translatable elsewhere. Here's the introduction:

Bike East Bay's Bike Buddy System

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Bike East Bay (formerly East Bay Bicycle Coalition) has a longstanding program that matches mentors and mentees to help people incorporate bicycling into their everyday travel choices.

 

Transportation Research Record Issue on Pedestrians

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The flagship journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record has an entire issue devoted to pedestrian-related research.

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