Streetsblog California Editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.
Why Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled Matters
“Our job now is to prioritize solutions that mitigate the impacts of climate change while equitably improving quality of life. To do so we need to rethink how we build so Californians can drive less."
Cal. DOT “Shakeup” Is a Bad Sign
Why was one of Caltrans' most staunch advocates for sanity within Caltrans "reassigned"?
Calif. Carbon Emissions Disclosure Bill Is Headed to the Governor
Here We Go Again: Pedestrian Safety Month Means Watch Out, People!
California Highway Patrol supports Pedestrian Safety Month with yet another tone deaf Public Safety Announcement putting the onus for safety on the most vulnerable people using roads.
Calif. Gets More Money for Sustainable Transportation
Caltrans awards $54 million in planning grants for regions aligning planning with climate, equity, and mobility goals.
Calif. Speed Camera Bill Has Bent Over Backwards to Answer Opponents. So Why Hasn’t It Passed Yet?
Some of them will not be satisfied no matter what.
It’s Safe to Ride Transit
BART ridership is still only at about 40 percent of its pre-pandemic levels, and that media-fed perception of danger might be one factor in the slow recovery rate.
Can California’s High Speed Rail Be Built Faster?
The answer is yes, with stronger cooperation and buy-in from state and federal leaders.
What Is to Become of Southern California’s Coastal Rail Corridor?
Emergency repairs are done, and now there will be more studying of the problems.