CalSTA celebrated another successful bike month with the adoption of the first statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, Toward an Active California. The plan lays out lays out policies and actions to support active modes of transportation in order to achieve Caltrans’ ambitious goals to double walking and triple bicycling trips by 2020, and reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities by ten percent each year.
The Bike and Ped Plan made its debut at the Capitol Bike Fest
Released just weeks after the Road Repair and Accountability Act provided an additional $1 billion for Active Transportation Project grants, the plan aims to fulfill the six goals outlined in the California Transportation Plan 2040, and introduces 15 strategies and 60 actions that are specific to active transportation. At the core of the plan are four objectives: safety, mobility, preservation, and social equity. For more details about the plan, please visit www.cabikepedplan.org.
In addition to the plan, Caltrans districts across the state participated in local Bike to Work week activities and discussed active transportation planning in their region.
Bike to work day 2017! Stop by the Energizer Station at Caltrans District 4 Office at 111 Grand Ave, Oakland. pic.twitter.com/qSzuBcwDyT
— Caltrans District 4 (@CaltransD4) May 11, 2017
Caltrans District 4 was out in Oakland to talk about bicycle-focused infrastructure.
— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) May 19, 2017
Caltrans District 6 participated in National Bike to Work Day
Come join us at the Caltrans pit stop at 4050 Taylor St in Old Town for Bike to Work Day. pic.twitter.com/IOLKZZPkAV
— Caltrans San Diego (@SDCaltrans) May 18, 2017
CHP and Caltrans District 11 staff participated in a Bike to Work ride in Old Town San Diego
Tuesday’s District 12 Bike to Work ride in Santa Ana included a stop at Birch Park, where we talked about active transportation projects. pic.twitter.com/WpcH8WiCjj
— Caltrans District 12 (@Caltrans12) May 16, 2017
Caltrans District 12 staff participated in a Bike to Work ride in Santa Ana
Chipper even got in on the fun during Bike to Work Week!
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty also went on his annual Director’s bike ride where staff from the state, county, and cities toured bike infrastructure in the Sacramento region and discussed more bicycle-focused transportation planning.
The Director also participated in a multimodal field trip with Streetsblog CA to talk about the new bike and pedestrian plan, taking the Capitol Corridor from Sacramento to Emeryville and then riding across the Bay Bridge. For more on their adventure: http://cal.streetsblog.org/2017/05/26/a-multimodal-field-trip-in-honor-of-cas-new-bike-and-pedestrian-plan/
California continues to advance its goals for a more active transportation landscape across the state.