Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
DC Streetsblog

Pressure Mounts to Hold Sen. Boxer to Her Word on Safe Streets

3:03 PM PDT on June 25, 2012

With conference negotiations occurring in a black box, transportation advocates on all sides are anxiously awaiting word of the final deal. Rumors abound that Democrats have been willing to negotiate away local control over bike/ped funding as a bargaining chip to get other concessions from Republicans. We don't know if this is true or not, but bike advocates are stepping up their game, trying to hold Sen. Barbara Boxer to her promises to preserve funding support for small-scale street safety projects.

America Bikes took out an ad in Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle, Boxer's hometown paper. (Click on the image to see the full ad.)

false

Other groups are keeping the pressure on, too. The California Bicycle Coalition, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, and other California groups are getting in on the action. "7500 pedestrians killed in CA since 2000 @SenatorBoxer," tweeted WOBO this morning. "Pass Cardin-Cochran, make walking/biking safer!"

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Supervisor Hahn Calls for No Residential Demolitions in Metro’s 710 Freeway Corridor Project

"[For 710 Freeway expansion] Metro needs to commit itself to zero residential property takes. [Metro] should have as one its top priorities ensuring that our projects do not result in kicking people out of their homes."

February 29, 2024

Where Does Alhambra Stand in the BRT Plan for the 60 Freeway Corridor?

The city is not quite in the 60 Freeway corridor; but there is a strong case and appetite for Bus Rapid Transit there

February 28, 2024

SGV Connect 122: Glendora

The podcast continues a tour through the San Gabriel Valley with an episode focused on the city of Glendora, known as the Heart of the Foothills.

February 27, 2024
See all posts