CCTA Public Hearing on Vehicle Registration Fee Ballot Initiative: Complete Streets included!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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CCTA Offices
3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 100
Pleasant Hill

At their June 16 Board Meeting, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority gave preliminary approval for an Expenditure Plan that includes “complete streets” requirements for expenditure of local streets and roads money. Specifically, cities will be required to make good faith efforts to implement adopted bicycle and pedestrian plans as a condition of spending the local streets and roads money in the plan, which comprises 71% of the Plan, by the way. There is also a separate bicycle and pedestrian category of funding specifically for ped/bike projects, and this category gets 8% of the money (transit get 21%).

Many involved in the Advisory Committee that developed the Plan only wanted to require that cities “consider” bike/ped improvements, rather that require actual improvements be included. Your Bicycle Coalition, working with Transform, moved the CCTA much further toward the language of complete streets, and we are delighted to report that the Expenditure Plan going to the voters in November will include real facilities for bicyclists.

show your support for “good roads” that include better bicycling, walking and transit