Cal Walks Newsletter
May 2017
A message from Cal Walks Board President, Jeanie Ward-Waller, and Board Secretary, Jessica Meaney:

As  members of the Board, we are so excited about the future for California Walks!  W e're particularly thrilled for the future under the leadership of our great friend, Executive Director Tony Dang. We have both worked closely with Tony for the last five years, and have collaborated with him on some incredible work. 

That's why we are asking YOU to  join us on the board! We need your help now more than ever, to take advantage of all the new opportunities to make California a truly walkable state.

This is a joint statement from California Walks and WALKSacramento:

On Monday, April 10, a uniformed Sacramento police officer violently arrested Nandi Cain, Jr., after stopping Mr. Cain for "crossing the street unlawfully near the intersection of Cypress Street and Grand Avenue in North Sacramento."

From the police dashcam video, it is clear that Mr. Cain was crossing lawfully at an unmarked crosswalk . According to the California Vehicle Code (CVC) - which comprises the state's traffic laws - and Sacramento City Code, pedestrians are legally permitted to cross at marked and unmarked crosswalks, meaning all intersections unless otherwise prohibited.

Apply to join  a diverse group of ten youth aged 16-23 in Sacramento to learn how to advocate for state policies that promote safer streets and better public transportation. You will earn a $200 stipend and the opportunity to tie your experience in the program to the broader pedestrian and bike safety movement.

We seek youth with unique experiences and a strong desire to make their communities better, safer places to live. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, ex-offenders, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply.

We want to partner with you!

California Walks and  UC Berkeley SafeTREC are in the midst of hosting 20 day-long  Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trainings (CPBSTs) across California before the end of September. These trainings bring various stakeholders together to achieve a shared goal: to improve walkability and bikeability for everyone in the community where a training is held.

Just a few CPBST workshop opportunities are left for this grant period - the application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.

New Resources

Upcoming Events
May 17 | 10:00 - 11:00 pm PT | Hosted by the  National Complete Streets Coalition

May 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT | Hosted by the  Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

June 14 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT | Hosted by America Walks

September 13-15, 2017 | St. Paul, MN | Hosted by
Designing Cities 2017
October 30-November 2, 2017 | Chicago, IL | Hosted by National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)