PRESS STATEMENT: POST-PARIS, GOVERNOR’S TRANSPORTATION BUDGET STALLS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 1.01.58 PMToday, the Governor released his 2016 – 2017 budget summary. Despite California’s ambitious climate goals and the impetus to become an international leader after key climate talks in Paris, the transportation budget continues to prioritize roads and highways instead of investing in meaningful transportation options that will address the safety and mobility needs of all Californians, especially the children who need safe and accessible routes to school.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership worked with California Bicycle Coalition, California Pan Ethnic Health Network, California Walks, Public Advocates, TransForm, and Trust for Public Lands to release a joint statement on the budget calling for transportation funds to be invested in programs like the Active Transportation Program, which prioritizes disadvantaged communities and provides $120 million annually for transportation projects that enable people to travel by bicycle and on foot to work, school, and other key destinations.

Click here to read our full statement on the Governor’s 2016 budget.

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