News Archive : 2012 : January

California AG Sues Over San Diego’s Transportation Future

January 30, 2012

The San Diego Association of Governments was the first regional agency to have to comply with a new state law requiring its transportation plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 25 years. The governor’s office and state Attorney General Kamala Harris said the plan didn’t go far enough to get San Diego drivers off the road and into buses, trolleys or bike lanes. Read full article. 

Cutting-Edge Planning and Pedestrian Safety Report Issued

Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants and America Walks have partnered to produce a new report to educate urban planners and U.S. citizens about signalized intersection enhancements that can improve pedestrian safety and convenience: Signalized Intersection Enhancements that Benefit Pedestrians. Read press release.

Weight of the Nation Conference Registration Open

January 24, 2012

Registration is now open for the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference: Moving Forward, Reversing the Trend on May 7-9, 2012, in Washington, DC. This is the CDC’s annual national conference on obesity prevention and control.

Signalized Intersection Report Now Available

January 18, 2012

This wonderful resource has just been released for your use.  Our partners, Fehr & Peers, prepared this report for America Walks to educate decision makers, planners, engineers, and citizens on signalized intersection enhancements that can improve pedestrian safety and convenience.  Please see full report here.

Required Parking: More Impacts from Accommodating the Automobile

January 9, 2012

This is a good article on the impacts of “required parking” and over-accommodating for the automobile.

Webinar: US Transportation Policy Briefing

January 6, 2012

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 3-4 pm EST, you can attend a free webinar to learn what Congress is contemplating regarding policy and funding for walking, bicycling and complete streets.  This webinar is co-sponsored by APBP and the Alliance for Biking and Walking.  Register here.