May 24, 2019
in Complete Streets
Breaking News! Senate Bill 127, which will prioritize the creation of ‘complete streets,’ including safer and better designed sidewalks, bikeways, and crosswalks, on state highways that run through cities, towns, and neighborhoods passed out the Senate with a 28-9 bipartisan vote.
It will now head to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming months. SB 127 sets new policies to help Caltrans implement the agency’s already adopted Strategic Management Plan goals to ensure that state highways that are actually surface streets are safer and more accessible for everyone, including children, seniors, families, and people with disabilities, and to accommodate all transportation modes, including walking, biking, and public transit.
Congratulations to the California Bicycle Coalition, the Safe Routes Partnership, California Walks, American Heart Association, and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for their work to make streets safer for all in the state!
Stay tuned for the latest updates on the progress of this bill…