Breaking News! California lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 127. Read on to learn how the bill will promote complete streets in California.
The California Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 127, which will prioritize the creation of complete streets. The measure improves the safety and design of sidewalks, bikeways, and crosswalks on state highways that run through cities, towns, and neighborhoods. This bipartisan vote passed 28-9.
The bill 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, the 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.
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