Category Archives: Legislation

A Building Moratorium between Developments to Control Growth

Vallco business and shopping mall, with its proposed 2,000,000 sq. ft. of office space next door to the new Apple campus has been submitted for the city’s approval which would bring in more than 10,000 employees. The Oaks and Goodyear Tire proposals have just been submitted for consideration. The Target property has been purchased by a developer and will soon have a proposal as will Marina, Cupertino Village and many others. This onslaught of new construction and growth in our small city in a short space of time brings with it concerns of exploding traffic congestion … Continue reading

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Senate transportation bill includes landmark provision for safer streets

The following was copied from and article from SmartGrowth: Posted on July 30, 2015 by Smart Growth America Senators Schatz, Heller, Franken, and Udall champion provision to address national epidemic of pedestrian fatalities The Senate voted on its final six-year … Continue reading

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Safe Streets Act of 2015 – HR2071

“Requires each state to have in effect within two years a law, or each state department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization (MPO) an explicit policy statement, that requires all federally-funded transportation projects, with certain exceptions, to accommodate the safety … Continue reading

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What are Class IV Cycle Tracks (protected bicycle lanes)?

Until very recently a very important bicycle lane design, one specifically intended to make bicycling safe from cars, did not legally exists.  Some of the leaders in safe bicycle lane designs went ahead and copied designs from Europe and other … Continue reading

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Transform Petition for More Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure on El Camino Real

The following was copied from the Petition by Transform: Despite minimal state investments –less than 2% of the transportation budget–, nearly 1 in 5 trips in California are now on foot or by bike. The State has a tremendous opportunity … Continue reading

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California State Senate Bill No. 1183 – Vehicle registration fees: surcharge for bicycle infrastructure

SB 1183, DeSaulnier. Vehicle registration fees: surcharge for bicycle infrastructure. Existing law provides for the imposition of registration fees on motor vehicles, including additional, specified fees imposed by local agencies for transportation-related purposes. This bill would authorize a city, county, … Continue reading

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