Caltrans Policies

What is Caltrans?

Caltrans is the California Department of Transportation and is responsible for providing a safe, sustainable, efficient and integrated transportation system that meets the needs of all roadway users in California.

One of Caltrans' primary goals is to promote health through safe active transportation and reduced air pollution. Explore the policy documents listed below to better understand Caltrans guiding principles for making streets safer for people walking and rolling. Do you know of a Caltrans policy...

Funding Opportunities

Regional Opportunities - Local funding sources and programming opportunities are generally administered by Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Congestion Management Agencies, Transportation Improvement Authorities, or other regional agencies. Counties or cities may administer some funding sources. These funding sources are supported by federal, state, or local revenue streams. Statewide Opportunities- State-level funding sources and programming opportunities are generally administered by Departments of Transportation, state...

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

February 22, 2024
The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is open.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal...

America Walks Webinar 2/27: Funding for Active Transportation

February 21, 2024
Funding for Active Transportation: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 11am PT, 2pm ET | Register for the webinar...

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data by County

To support California counties with Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plans, we have included county-specific pedestrian and bicycle crash data from 2018 - 2022 (SWITRS 2018 - 2022/Provisional 2022 update as of December 9, 2023) below.

The following four interactive maps and accompanying tables aim to give a brief overview of pedestrian and bicycle crash data on a county level across California. All visuals and data from tables can be easily downloaded from this page, simply click the icon at the top right of each visual and select the format of your choice.


Register Now: the 2024 Peer Exchange Series is Here!

January 31, 2024

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from SafeTREC's Kris Leckie, Program & Policy Analyst.

We are excited to once again host our virtual three-part Peer Exchange Series in 2024! The series supports communities as they work to implement pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety programming and improvements.

Over the course of the three...

New California Laws in 2024

February 6, 2024

The California Highway Patrol released a new set of transportation laws that were signed and went into effect on January 1, 2024.

Check out the selected laws regarding motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians listed below:

Increasing Visibility Around...

2024 Go Human Community Streets Grant Program Now Open!

January 16, 2024
Looking for funding opportunities to support active transportation projects in Southern California? Apply today for The Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Go Human Community Streets Grant Program!


Crash Data Tools and Resources

According to early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first half of 2023 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in September, 2023, an estimated 19,515 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, a decrease of 3.3% as compared to the 20,190 fatalities in the first half of 2022. "After spiking during the pandemic, traffic deaths are continuing to slowly come...