Pathways to Happiness, Health and Prosperity.
The state of California is a unique bird, particularly when it comes to transportation planning.
The good news is that Governor Jerry Brown’s administration is conscious that active transportation infrastructure – trails, sidewalks, bike paths and pedestrian connections – can play an enormous role in improving California’s transportation system, not to mention the health and wellbeing of its residents.
Enter RTC. Over the past few months, the director of our Western Region office, Laura Cohen, has been working as part of a powerful Caltrans working group of transportation experts tasked by Gov. Brown to make recommendations on how California should invest its funding from the new federal transportation bill, MAP-21. An important part of that discussion is how to make biking and walking a better option, to take some pressure off the state’s overloaded roadways.