Complete Streets Bill Moving Forward in California

The California legislature has approved a "complete streets" bill to help make city streets more accessible and livable. The bill is awaiting approval from the governor.

"For too long, streets have been designed with only motorists in mind, ignoring everyone else on the road - bicyclists, the disabled, seniors, school kids and pedestrians, according to two bills aiming to change that."

"Waiting for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature, AB 1358 requires cities and counties to identify how they will balance the needs of all roadway users when revising their general plans. These plans must address components of their transportation systems to ease gridlock and help with traffic flow, including bike lanes, sidewalks and audible pedestrian signals."

"The bill comes as soaring gas prices have more commuters walking, riding bicycles and using mass transit to get around."

Full Story: Legislation calls for roads to be accessible for all

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