News Archive : 2012 : January
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 voiceofsandiego.org article.
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.
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.
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.
January 9, 2012
This is a good article on the impacts of “required parking” and over-accommodating for the automobile.
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.