Champion Biking, Walking, and Transit
Caltrans is actively supporting the transportation system by increasing the development of facilities that encourage walking, biking, and transit trips. Successful multi-modal transportation infrastructure includes complete streets features that improve air quality, enhance safety for all ages and abilities, provide affordable mobility options and create transportation corridors that support the local economy by moving people, goods, and services.
Under Goal 3 of the 2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan, the Department has established a vision to:
- Triple bicycle trips
- Double pedestrian trips
- Double transit trips
Being a champion for walking, biking and transit means making meaningful changes to the State Highway System and working closely with local and regional partners. Senate Bill 1 (2017) provides $100 million in additional funding for walking and bicycling projects and programs through the Active Transportation Program.
To capture work currently underway at Caltrans, the Sustainability Program created the Mode Share Action Plan 2.0 (PDF) in collaboration with staff at Caltrans. This plan identifies high-impact, near-term activities for Caltrans divisions and districts to implement that will be most effective in increasing walking, biking and transit trips. In 2018, Caltrans also identified a need for regular input from a diverse membership representing walk and bike interests, and established the California Walk and Bike Technical Advisory Committee (CWBTAC)