Make Vision Zero a reality in California.
Over 3,500 people died on California streets in 2017, the second most of any state in the country. Over one quarter of those killed (28%) were people walking and biking. Confronting this trend demands design, policy, and culture shifts in cities and the State. Each CaCTI member city, as well as NACTO, secured spots on the State Zero Traffic Fatalities task force to build support for a range of reforms, including local authority over speed-setting and use of automated enforcement. CaCTI also worked closely with CalSTA and the California Highway Patrol to collect more detailed crash data to better inform planning for transportation safety and public health.
Use high quality, standardized mobility data to manage city streets for the digital age.
Data is the foundation of 21st century transportation systems. New transportation technologies operating on city streets has resulted in a multitude of new data streams recording the use and performance of city streets. Cities must be able to leverage this data to support sustainable, accessible, and affordable mobility for all. CaCTI advocated for city control over data generated on local streets from public and private providers, in an accessible, anonymized format.
Integrate emerging mobility technology into cities’ transportation networks.
Mobility options in California’s cities are significantly different today compared to just a few years ago. New technologies such as on-demand ride-hailing, scooter share, and other mobility services increasingly make up the landscape of urban transportation. As many cities face declining transit ridership and increasing congestion, CaCTI members fought to maintain city control over new technologies operating on the public right-of-way.
Promote autonomous vehicle (AV) policies that enhance safety, sustainability, and mobility.
The introduction of AVs could result in dramatically different outcomes for street traffic safety, the labor market, the built environment, and everyday mobility. In addition to ensuring AVs follow local traffic laws and meet State safety standards, CaCTI worked towards AV policies that ensure this new technology complements existing transit infrastructure and improves first-mile-last-mile accessibility, while mitigating emissions and congestion.