As members of the Board, we are so excited about the future for California Walks! The Legislature just passed a huge funding bill, SB 1, that will nearly double the state’s ability to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, and multi-use paths with $100 million more through the Active Transportation Program. California Walks received nearly $1 million this year from the Office of Traffic Safety to add three new staff and provide invaluable planning resources to 20 local communities to improve walking. We’re poised for huge growth for walking in California!
We’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. Tony is a hard-working, smart, and visionary leader, and needs the support of a strong board to keep pushing for change.
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.