FAIRFIELD — A measure by Assemblyman Jim Frazier to streamline environmental review for bicycle transportation plans was signed into law Monday.
The law exempts bicycle transportation plans in urbanized areas from California Environmental Quality Act review.
Dave Snyder of the California Bicycle Coalition said in a press release that the bill corrects the unanticipated consequences of CEQA and will allow cities to calm their traffic, install bicycle lanes and improve bike parking and signage without enduring millions of dollars in expense and incurring years of delay.
Frazier said in the release that transportation is his top priority. He said Assembly Bill 417 is just a start to what he hopes to accomplish for transportation projects in California because, he said, a quality transportation network is essential to economic growth.
Frazier represents the 11th state Assembly District, which includes a large section of Solano County.
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