Ambitious Bike-Ped Network Connects Palm Springs to Coachella

It started with a stagnant trail plan, some creative community leaders, and a six-pack of beer. Today, CV Link – an ambitious, 40-mile active transportation project with pedestrian, biking and golf-cart paths – is helping to put the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) on the map. CVAG’s members include 10 cities, three tribal nations …

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Rural, Electric Car Share? A National first in Miocar

Miocar parks in front of mural in Wasco

Miocar parks in front of mural in Wasco. @miocar_sjv

It is almost too good to be true: a rural, all-electric, affordable car sharing service with charging stations strategically placed near low-income households. That is the idea behind Miocar, a project hatched by mobility researchers at UC Davis and leaders of San Joaquin Valley’s eight Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Launched in 2019, Miocar paused due to Covid-19 …

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A Boring Transportation Story

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has a problem. How can they link the busy Ontario International Airport to the regional rail network?  The closest Metrolink station in Rancho Cucamonga is nearly three miles away. Initially, the SBCTA sought to develop a railway extension that connected airport passengers directly to Metrolink’s network of stations. …

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A Roundabout Way to Affordable Housing

Tulare County Association of Governments plays an important supporting role for award-winning (and grant-winning) affordable housing projects that integrate transportation and transit elements into the project, including a critical roundabout in the City of Lindsay.

WRCOG takes on the Challenge to save the “SKR”

Stephens Kangaroo Rat, (US FWS)

The Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi; or SKR) is a nocturnal rodent that is unique to southwestern California. The species was listed as federally endangered in 1988 after half of the habitat it historically occupied was lost to residential, commercial, and agricultural development. While kangaroo rat populations have dwindled over the years, the species remains in portions of western Riverside County and parts of northern and central San Diego County.

In 2015, Western Riverside Council of Governments took over the management of a habitat conservation plan to protect the Stephen Kangaroo Rat as a way to achieve governmental efficiencies and reduce costs. It working for WRCOG and the rats.

When Going Human is the Plan

Yellow traffic sign with photo of girl with backpack with phrase: It's not just a sign,. Look for her before you turn."

GoHuman is SCAG’s community outreach campaign to increase safety and encourage people to walk and bike more through education, advocacy, and events that help residents re-imagine their streets to promote safe walking and biking. Update: SCAG just received a grant for another year of funding for this program.

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