Help increase funding for Active Transportation in the 2012 RTP/SCS!
January 12, 2012 4 Comments
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has recently released the draft of their 2012 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS). The RTP/SCS lays out transportation and land use policies for the next 25 years in the Southern California Region. It will determine the types of projects that are built and the amount of funding available for active transportation and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.In the coming weeks SCAG will be holding a series of public workshops and hearings in each represented county (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and Imperial) to give the public (that means you) a chance to submit your comments and talk with SCAG staff about the plan.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is actively engaged in advocating for active transportation and SRTS projects in the 2012 RTP/SCS. Our Southern California Policy Managers (Rye Baerg and Pauline Chow) will be on hand at these meetings offering our suggestions and engaging with stakeholders. Our goals are to increase funding for active transportation, solidify a commitment for a regional complete streets policy, ensure that social and environmental justice are prioritized, and to fast track existing and planed bicycle and pedestrian projects.