Act Now to Save the Office of Community Planning & to Ensure Implementation of Complete Streets
October 12, 2012 Leave a comment
We wanted to make sure everyone is alerted to this important sign on opportunity from California WALKS!
Complete Streets is now the guiding principle for the State’s transportation infrastructure system to integrate active transportation, including public transit, walking, bicycling and ADA access, in the public right of way. And the Office of Community Planning (housed within the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency’s Department of Transportation, Division of Planning and Modal Programs, Department of Transportation Planning) has been playing a vital role in realigning the Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) policies, design guidance, and priorities toward a more multi-modal transportation system.
Not recognizing what a monumental and time-consuming undertaking this task is, the State’s current audit of departments has singled out the Office of Community Planning as non-essential-claiming that the Office should have completed the Complete Streets Implementation Plan by now. We need to collectively stand up for the Office of Community Planning now! The State needs to understand that the Office has been doing a tremendous job moving Complete Streets forward without any additional resources or staff members.