Bike safety

Image: people wait for the bus in the rain. Photo: Flickr_AnthonyPrevost
Joshua Stark Headshot
Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. The Legislature has introduced a huge new infrastructure funding package...
Image: people take their bikes on the train. Photo: Mike Kahn
Joshua Stark Headshot
Many of us woke up exhausted after Election Day, uncertain of what the future holds and hoping for a moment to catch our breath.  But for transportation decisions in Sacramento, there’s no...
Walking School Bus at Achieve Academy in Oakland
Rachel Davidman Headshot
October 5 wasn’t just any old Wednesday in Alameda County. At over 140 elementary, middle, and high schools in the Safe Routes to Schools program it was a memorable morning of smiling faces,...
Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
Chris Lepe Headshot
Living and working in Silicon Valley has become increasingly challenging over the past few years, with skyrocketing home and rent costs, and overburdened transportation systems. This fall, Santa...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
Last Friday, August 12, the world celebrated International Youth Day. Here in Alameda County, we don’t have to look far to find youth doing amazing things. Take the recent winners of our Community...
Image: two middle school students spray paint a mural
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School’s out for summer! After a very full year of Safe Routes to School activities to encourage families to walk, bike, carpool, and take transit, I’m feeling reflective. Our team of ten awesome...
Image: a young boy walks to school. Photo: Noah Berger
Joshua Stark Headshot
On Friday the Thirteenth, Governor Brown submitted to the Legislature his May revision to the state budget for fiscal year 2016-17.  I wish I could say it was our lucky day. But in this case...
A student signs his name on the "I Rode to School Today" sign at Rancho los Positas Elementary School.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
This morning, my alarm went off earlier than usual, waking me up around the time I used to roll out of bed in high school to make it to first period. Which makes sense, since instead of going to the...
California state capitol - transportation equity bills pass
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Update April 19, 2016: AB 2332 and AB 1982 failed to pass out of the Transportation Committee last night, but we are still pushing for AB 2222 and AB 2796 to advance.  Next, these bills must...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
Standing outside of SPUR Oakland in the line of people waiting to see Janette Sadik-Khan speak, you heard things like this: “She’s like the Beyoncé of the planning world!” “I heard there’s a...


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