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More Federal dollars for bike projects

Federal Transit Agency seeks public comment on proposed policy change for pedestrian and bicycle access projects Local governments can apply to several programs administered by the U.S. Federal Transit Agency (FTA) to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to transit centers. Under Federal law, any capital project to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access must have a read more »

California bike politics and transportation funding

California State Senator Jim Beall, the powerful head of the California Senate Transportation Committee who happens to represent most of Santa Clara County (aka “Silicon Valley”), is well known around these parts for his long-time friendliness to bike advocates going back at least 20 years to his time serving as a Santa Clara County Supervisor. read more »

Economist: Fewer vehicle miles traveled is ruining America

The United States Federal government measures vehicle usage nationally and at the state level as “Vehicle Miles Traveled” or VMT. Instead of tracking traffic crashes, fatalities and serious injuries in absolute terms, traffic safety is generally measured in terms of VMT. Nationally, for example, we currently have fewer than 100 crashes per 100 million vehicles read more »