Legislative News

Welcome to the refreshed SF Bay Section’s Legislative News section.  We welcome your feedback – please send any comments or suggestions to Tony Henderson.

Statewide Legislative News

WesternITE provides a regular updates on legislation around the District, including California.

http://westernite.org/aboutus/legislation/

Bay Area Legislative News

Please help us keep the Section membership update on legislative news in the Bay Area.  Please email Tony Henderson with news to be included in this section.  Examples include: changes to grant guidelines/requirement, adoption of complete streets plans, adoption of City/County ordinances that affect transportation.

Caltrans Endorses NACTO Design Guide

California became the third state to endorse the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) guidelines that include innovations such as buffered bike lanes and improved pedestrian walkways.  Thereby providing local agencies in California with more flexibility in designing pedestrian and bicycle facilities.  Furthermore, Caltrans will evaluate incorporating parts of the NACTO guidelines into future revisions of the Highway Design Manual.

San Francisco Vision Zero Policy

The City and County of San Francisco adopted Vision Zero as a policy in 2014, committing to build better and safer streets, educate the public on traffic safety, enforce traffic laws, and adopt policy changes that save lives. The goal is to create a culture that prioritizes traffic safety and to ensure that mistakes on our roadways don’t result in serious injuries or death. The result of this collaborative, citywide effort will be safer, more livable streets as we work to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024.

Federal and state agencies are currently studying San Francisco’s Vision Zero efforts (press release).

Legislative News Archive

Interested in previous published legislative news?  The archive can be found at: http://sfbayite.blogspot.com/