August 18, 2014
The California Transportation Commission will soon invest millions of dollars in the CV Link, a pedestrian, bicycle, and low-speed vehicle transportation corridor that is expected to stretch for more than 50 miles along the Whitewater River.
The announcement was made by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments. The CV Link is expected to bring many benefits to the region. Out of the several hundred project applications received by the California Department of Transportation, the CV Link is expected to receive the largest monetary grant.
Approximately $10.9 million in funding will be provided by the California Transportation Commission to position this corridor as the forerunner in eco-friendly transportation infrastructure. The initiative is expected to lead to new business development along the transportation corridor. The facility is also expected to attract tourists from around the world. It is also expected to deliver a great economic boost to the Coachella Valley region.
California bicycle accident lawyers encourage projects like these, because they focus on the expansion of walking, bicycling and other alternate means of transportation. Not only does this provide a means to relieve California’s notorious traffic congestion, but it also helps keep bicyclists and pedestrians safer. You can’t do much to promote bicycling and walking, and other alternate means of transportation, if you do not also invest in helping people walk and bicycle safely.
Across the globe, governments have understood that promoting walking and bicycling is vital to local economies. Unfortunately, major cities in California, like Los Angeles, have lagged behind some of the major world cities in their failure to accommodate safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists. Hopefully, that trend will change with the further development of the CV Link.