funding transportation

roads in California and Sacramento County

In preparation for some exploration of funding sources for roads, it helps to see what the situation is with the jurisdictions and types of roads, for mileage and VMT. Jurisdiction means the level of government responsible for the road. This is not always clear from simply looking at a road. If there is a federal […]


deaths per 100K

I just ran across an interesting piece of data that I was not aware of before, in Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths in Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2009. Sacramento area ranks 8.3/100,100 for motor vehicle related crash deaths, but 14.4 for the city, which is in the middle of pack for the US, but worse than […]


legislation update

There are several bills before the California Legislature that would affect bicycling, walking, and livability. For additional information, see Richard Masoner’s Cyclelicious blog (search for “legislation”) and the California Bicycle Coalition’s 2013 Legislative Agenda page. AB-184: Statute of limitations: lengthens statue of limitation for hit and run, probably a good bill AB-206: Vehicles: length limitations: buses: bicycle transportation devices […]