Owing in large part to its high-profile massive freeway improvement projects, Caltrans is widely perceived as a department that serves automobiles. And we do! But increasingly, we're focusing on other modes of travel as well, including bicycles. Our efforts were recently recognized by the League of American Bicyclists, which just released its 2014 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking. California ranked 9th overall, up from 19th in 2013. That's a big jump in a short time — not too shabby, right? Check out the rankings here.
And while we're talking bikes, come by the Caltrans Museum and see what we're up to on the people-powered transportation front. Our "Bike to the Future: New Directions in Mobility" exhibit will be on display through the end of May. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free. Address: 100 S. Main St. 90012.