Two legislative hearings were prompted by the recent release of the California High Speed Rail Authority's updated business plan, which issued new—higher—estimates of the project's costs and a longer timeline for building it.
SJCOG awarded funds for 21 projects in San Joaquin County, including off-street bike paths, on-street bike lanes, signaled bike routes, cycletracks, sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian crossing beacons, and several studies.
“Active Transportation in California: The Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report Fiscal Year 2016-17,” highlights Caltrans' achievements of the past year as the department works towards its fast-approaching goals to increase the share of trips made by walking and bicycling in the state.
New rules called for by S.B. 743 will require development projects to estimate the vehicle miles of travel they will produce, instead of the amount of traffic delay they might cause. But as currently proposed, the rules will not apply to transportation projects.