California Senate Bill 1 (SB-1): Transportation Funding
In May 2017 California approved Senate Bill 1 which allocated $52.3 billion for a new Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program, up to $20 billion of which was designated to support climate change adaptation planning at a local or regional level. While the law primarily focuses on reducing emissions, it also addresses the need for adaptation by requiring agencies and localities receiving funding to implement adaptive efforts, where cost-effective and feasible.
In addition to including alternative transportation infrastructure in state and local planning, the law also calls for the incorporation of the “complete street” design concept in the state’s Highway Design Manual. The concept is focused on incorporating transit facilities, drainage and stormwater capture projects, and infrastructure to support active transportation through the inclusion of bike lanes and other features that enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety.
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
- State of California