California Gov Calls For Legislature’s December 'Special Session' on Oil ProfitsBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
Governor Newsom claims that the oil industry has been increasing prices unfairly and blaming the surge in prices on inflation and environmental regulations even as it brought in record profits
Calif. to Let Cities Set Own Speed LimitsBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
But he also vetoes legislation legalizing "Idaho Stops" and banning "jaywalking" laws.
California Takes Victory Lap on Federal EV GoalsBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
Earlier today, President Joe Biden announced proposed new automobile emission standards and an executive order that will require that half of all cars sold in 2030 and beyond be electric vehicles. The executive order tasks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop aggressive long-term rules to support his […]
Q&A: How California Can ‘Build Back Better’By Damien Newton | | No Comments
Our ongoing series will look at how California can build mega projects effectively in the new era
San Diego Makes “Modest But Real” Gains on Vision ZeroBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
In 2020, the pandemic resulted in a steep decline in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries in San Diego. Despite the decline in severe injuries and fatalities, harm to bicyclists and pedestrians remained high, with 27 bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and 58 serious injuries.
How to Build a Better Transit Ballot MeasureBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
As we prepare to bid goodbye to 2020, Streetsblog SF continues its interview series with local and national experts to lay the groundwork for the best possible transit mega-measure for 2022
Kamala Harris Took a Political Risk to Fight Climate ChangeBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
When much of the establishment was praising a flawed Long Range Plan for San Diego, Harris joined local enviros to take SANDAG to court
Building a Better “Faster Bay Area” w/ Angie SchmittBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
A chat with Angie Schmitt, a past editor with Streetsblog USA and author of the upcoming book, "Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America”
Don’t Blame Protestors if COVID-19 Cases SpikeBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
Don't fall for it. Don't blame the protestors. Don't blame Black Lives Matter.
Late Late Show’s James Corden Opens Fire on Coronado Bike NIMBY’sBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
Mocking people who fight safe streets improvements and bike lanes is hardly a new sport. From the subtle humor of the bicyclist crashing into Stephen Colbert’s desk to Jon Stewart’s rant about Dorothy Rabinowitz and the freakout about Citibike. If you don’t already know him, meet James Corden, host of the Late Late Show. Corden […]
California Has Officially Ditched Car-Centric ‘Level of Service’By Damien Newton and Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Ding, dong…LOS is dead. At least as far as the state of California is concerned. Level of Service (LOS) has been the standard by which the state measures the transportation impacts of major developments and changes to roads. Level of Service is basically a measurement of how many cars can be pushed through an intersection […]
Mayor Villaraigosa Rebrands L.A.’s Transit Plan as a National OptionBy Damien Newton | | No Comments
Goodbye “30/10” and hello “Fast Forward America.” Congressman John Mica (R-FL) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) brought their road show to Los Angeles earlier this week to get feedback and elicit testimony on how to improve the federal transportation bill. While Boxer was on her “home turf,” it was Mica who sounded like a local, […]