Caltrans just posted its first draft of the first statewide California Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and is seeking public comment on it (see below for details).

“Toward an Active California” is a much more ambitious and comprehensive plan than the “Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report” that Caltrans has put out in previous years. It pulls together state work being done in a wide variety of other areas, including California’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets; the Health in All Policies task force highlighting the connections between walking and biking and health outcomes, including air quality, obesity, and heart disease; and interest in sustainable and equitable development as embodied in the Caltrans Smart Mobility Framework.