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November 12, 2019

Share your feedback and help improve pedestrian safety throughout Caltrans District 4!

In-person survey using Street Story in Downtown Oakland

In-person survey using Street Story in Downtown Oakland (Photo: Caltrans District 4)

November 5, 2019

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to learn about Non-Infrastructure (NI) funding that is available through the Active Transportation Program (ATP)! Caltrans will be hosting workshops highlighting examples of successful NI programs in the North Region, and provide information on the upcoming call for applications for the

October 22, 2019

Save the Date! Applications Open November 4, 2019 for Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities

September 30, 2019

Share your feedback and help improve transportation in Napa County!

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The Napa County Transportation Authority (NVTA) is updating the County's transportation plan and seeking community input in order to create a shared transportation vision for 2045. 

Through the countywide plan, the NVTA envisions a Napa County where:

September 18, 2019

Get ready to get moving! Students, parents, school and local officials, and public health and transportation representatives in communities across the U.S. will be celebrating National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 

July 23, 2019

A recently released guide, Safe Streets, Healthy Families Advocacy Guide, offers Los Angeles neighborhood residents a suite of tools and resources to improve street conditions through advocacy and education.

July 19, 2019

The City of San José is updating their bike master plan to improve bikeway connections for Santa Clara County residents. Changes in land use and transportation have enabled opportunities in San José to develop a multi-modal transportation network that accommodates a wide range of users of all ages and abilities.

June 20, 2019

It’s not too late to register for the California Bicycle Coalition’s California Bicycle Summit, taking place from October 15-17 at the Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles. The summit is open to active transportation practitioners, advocates, and community residents working to make bicycling an affordable, inclusive, and equitable form of transportation for all.

June 17, 2019

Last month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a new design guide summarizing best practices to enhance safety at intersections, “Don’t Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings.” Since NACTO released its innovative Urban Bikeway Design Guide in 2011, North American cities have expanded protected bikeway networ

May 30, 2019

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is thrilled to pilot Safety Stories, a new storytelling feature on the California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP) website. Safety Stories provides an avenue for planners, designers, engineers and safe active transportation advocates to share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices for improving active transportation safety among California’s diverse communities.

April 17, 2019

April 11, 2019 article reposted with permission from The Berkeley Times 

April 9, 2019

Do you live or ride a bicycle in Oakland? If so, Oakland’s Department of Transportation (OakDOT) currently seeks input from East Bay residents on the latest draft plan of Let’s Bike Oakland.

March 13, 2019

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), along with Caltrans, is hosting two trainings next month intended to guide practitioners in the planning and design of bicycle routes along roadways in California. These free, day-long introductory courses are designed for architects, planners, engineers from local, regional and state agencies to “explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate its use by all types of cyclists.” Larry Moore, a retired Caltrans engineer, will teach both courses.

February 28, 2019

In communities throughout California, there is a call to make our streets safer for people of all ages and abilities, no matter how they are traveling, whether that is by car, walking, biking or riding a bus. In 2016, 16 pedestrians died every day in traffic collisions, averaging a pedestrian every 1.5 hours. Bicycle fatalities increased by 8.1% from 136 fatalities in 2015 to 147 fatalities in 2016. How might we rethink this focus and design with safety in mind for all modes of travel?

February 7, 2019

February 5, 2019

Source: California Highway Safety Patrol

A new group of California laws took effect January 1, 2019 related to roadway safety for bicycle and pedestrian travel. 

In short, the new laws update rules for motorized scooters, amend guidelines for helmet use, extend hit-and-run law provisions to people using a Class I bikeway, and enable roadway users to accurately reflect their gender identity on state-issued documents.

Stay informed of California’s new traffic safety laws:

January 31, 2019

A new report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition looks at pedestrian safety in the United States by measuring how deadly it is for people walking as a means of transportation.

January 4, 2019

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently posted staff recommendations for funded projects for the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural components of the 2019 Active Transportation Program (ATP).

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December 31, 2018

Caltrans, in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley is hosting the 2019 California Transportation Planning Conference, "Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Navigating California's Changing Landscape" from February 25 - 27, 2019.

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December 6, 2018

From coast to coast, a number of cities have commited to Vision Zero, an approach to road safety that aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while working to ensure safety for all. To help city leaders focus commitments and actions on the most significant and proven areas of change to advance safe mobility, the Vision Zero Network has released a new resource, "Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities."