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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 »

Norcal Transpo Camp Oct 20

Transportation Camp 2015 takes place next Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Rohnert Park, California located midway between Santa Rosa and Petaluma in Sonoma County. This one-day Transpo Camp is taking place in conjunction with the California Association for Coordinated Transportation Conference next week. TranspoCamp provides a good opportunity for citizen advocates to network, learn, and read more »

American Community Survey: Less cycling, more driving in Silicon Valley

The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2014 American Community Survey numbers this morning. While several cites across the United States boast of big gains in bike commuters, the survey data shows the percentage of people riding public transportation and bikes to work in Silicon Valley California have dropped even as driving has grown.

California 2015 Active Transportation Program recommendations released

Caltrans released their staff recommendations for the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Components of the 2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP). ATP staff selected four Santa Cruz County projects among the 27 projects recommended for Small Urban & Rural funding statewide. The ATP commission must still approve the projects.

Happy Birthday to America’s first freeway

The Arroyo Seco Parkway — widely acknowledged as the first freeway in America — opened 75 years ago today between Pasadena and Los Angeles, California.

El Camino Real: 2 cyclist fatalities this week

We lost two people this week who were riding their bicycles on El Camino Real in Santa Clara County, California. This is two more than we usually have in a month countywide.