Think Caltrans is just freeways? Think again! Although building, operating and maintaining the freeway system will always be an important part of what we do, Caltrans is increasingly involved in active transportation projects — "active transportation" being transpo-speak for walking and bicycling.
The Caltrans News Flash below looks at how the department and local communities are partnering up to increase transportation options that encourage physical activities. The goal is to increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking, which will help achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals and enhance public health.
More information about the Active Transportation Program is here.