|NATCO Performance Measures|
The California Legislature found that pedestrians cyclists and other non-motorized roadway users are disproportionately injured or killed in relation to motorized roadway users. SB-127 seeks to enforce provisions to improve non-motorized roadway user safety. Encourage your district assemblyman to vote YES on SB-127. To find your assemblyman simply insert your address and click-to-send your support - takes 30 seconds.
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The California Legislature found (abbreviated) that:
a) A household survey finds that walking and bicycling trips have doubled between 2000 and 2012 and constitute nearly 20 percent of all California trips.
(b) People walking and bicycling are killed or seriously injured in California at much higher rates than car drivers or passengers.
(c) An update in 2014 now requires The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to consider complete streets in all phases of design, delivery, construction, and rehabilitation on all projects.
(d) Caltrans adopted Strategic Management Plan
which includes goals to triple bicycling and double walking by 2020,
which cannot be achieved without significant improvements to
infrastructure and safety on major roadways and highways.
(e) The SMP also includes goals to include “complete streets” improvements on an increasing number of projects between 2015 and 2020.
The objectives of the Bill are set in requirements (abbreviated) that:
- This bill would require a process for community input and complete streets implementation to prioritize safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users on all proects, as specified.
- The bill would require that projects starting in
20202022 meet specified requirements set forth as part of the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.
- The bill would require the California Transportation Commission, to adopt performance measures that include conditions of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, accessibility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users, and vehicle miles traveled on the state highway system.
- The bill would require that the State Highway Operation and Protection Program projects include capital improvements relative to accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.
- The bill would require that each project include in its budget the cost of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
- The bill would require the department, commencing with the 2022 State Highway Operation and Protection Program, when undertaking
anya specified capital improvement project on a state highway ... to include or improve new pedestrian and bicycle facilities.