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Gov. Jerry Brown approves bills to expand bike trails
Gov. Jerry Brown approves bills to expand bike trails

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two measures aimed at helping cities and counties expand and improve bike paths and trails, including one allowing local ballot measures to pay for the work. One bill allows local agencies including cities and park districts to ask voters to approve, with a two-thirds vote, a motor vehicle registration surcharge of up to $5, with the money going to developing bikeway networks and maintenance. "The governor signed SB 1183 to give local communities another way to provide safe, interconnected trail infrastructure for cyclists," said Jim Evans, a spokesman for Brown. Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would allow communities to...

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