Secured Seed Funding for San Jose Pedestrian Master Plan: Our Walk San Jose program fought to secure $100,000 from the City of San Jose as seed funding to develop its first comprehensive Pedestrian Master Plan.
Updated Senior Safety Zone Standards: Cal Walks fought for updated signage and marking standards for reduced speed senior zones at the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC). Our recommendations were adopted into Revision 3 to the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD) in March 2018.
Crosswalk Enhancements Set-Aside: Thanks to our tireless advocacy in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) process, Cycle 9 of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) included a $10 million set-aside for crosswalk enhancements.
$100 million annual increase to the Active Transportation Program: Over two years of negotiations, Cal Walks championed a $100 million increase to the Active Transportation Program, alongside a coalition of over 80 organizations, as part of the state’s massive transportation funding package (SV 1) focused on fixing our California’s streets, roads, and transit systems.
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon for the Palisades Bowl Community: Following our recommendations to the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Task Force in 2015, Caltrans installed a pedestrian hybrid beacon at the entrance to the Palisades Bowl Mobile Home Community.
$10 million one-time increase to the Active Transportation Program: With our partners at Cal Bike, we championed a one-time allocation of $10 million to the Active Transportation Program from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
Creation of the Active Transportation Program (ATP): Cal Walks was at the table to negotiate the establishment of the ATP. We fought to ensure that pedestrian facilities and needs would be a core part of the Program’s purposes and championed the inclusion of statutory public health and social equity goals into the Program, including a minimum funding guarantee of 25% to go to disadvantaged communities.
AB 707 (Ting): We co-sponsored AB 707 alongside the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) to remove barriers to implement reduced speed senior safety zones near senior centers and living facilities.
San Jose Citywide Signal Retiming: Through our Walk San Jose efforts, the City of San Jose committed to evaluating and re-timing signals near 13 community centers, 43 senior housing sites, 256 schools to provide youth and seniors with more time to cross the street.
Community Pedestrian Safety Training Program: We launched the Community Pedestrian Safety Training program (now the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training program) in partnership with UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC).