ATP Webinar Next Week: Improving project competitiveness through regional planning

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Efforts around the state aim to tackle the gap between schools and regional/county planning. Please join us as field experts share how to bridge that gap, making projects more competitive for multiple funding streams, including the Active Transportation Program. Hear progress from Southern California where San Diego Council of Governments is integrating SRTS planning.

Please join us for this special webinar that aims to make your SRTS project more competitive in the Active Transportation Program:

Improving project competitiveness through regional planning
January 23, 2014 | 10:00am – 11:15am PST      Register Today!

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Alameda County Transportation Funding Measure B1 Fails, but Recount Possible

A measure in Alameda County that would have raised about $8 billion to fund roads, freeways, public transit, trails, bicycle lanes and transit-oriented development, appears to have failed to pass in a very close vote. Measure B1 would have required a two-thirds vote of County voters to pass, but appeared to be just 700 votes shy of that mark.

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View sign on letter urging the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to continue prioritizing Safe Routes to School

Our coalition working to preserve walking, biking and Safe Routes to School submitted a letter, signed on to by 11 organizations, urging the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to continue prioritizing Safe Routes to School.

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Celebrate the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s 40th Birthday at Biketopia November 16

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is throwing a 40th anniversary fundraiser and member party to celebrate 40 years of working towards making the East Bay a great place to bike.

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Elk Grove USD in the Sacramento region is looking for a Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Elk Grove USD in the Sacramento, California, region is looking for a Safe Routes to School Coordinator.

This is a new Safe Routes to School program which will help serve an important Northern California community, including the HEAL zone of South Sacramento.

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MTC releases funding guidelines for regional Safe Routes to School funding

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) recently released guidelines for funding for its Regional Safe Routes to School Program.

This is the second cycle of funding for the regional program, which allocates $20 million over four years for both infrastructural and non-infrastructural Safe Routes to School projects in the Bay Area’s nine counties.

Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting Wed Oct 17 at 10am

Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and TransForm to ensure transportation policy is infused with a concern for the health and well-being of all the Bay Area’s communities.

Details on the next call:
Wednesday, Oct 17, from 10-11 am

Conference dial-in number: (559) 726-1200; Participant access code: 116936#

Go to this link to sign up for our Sept 19 webinar:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3946960115406561792

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Bay Area Workshops on Complete Streets

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in conjunction with the County Congestion Management Agencies (CMA’s) is offering a series of free workshops on Complete Streets education.  The first set of workshops, in a few weeks (Fall 2012) will focus on Complete Streets Policy Development and complying with OBAG requirements. The next set of workshops (in early 2013) will focus on Design & Engineering Best Practices for implementing Complete Streets.  Workshops will be held at your local CMA offices or nearby.

For Fall 2012, Complete Streets Policy Development workshop dates, location and to RSVP, please click on the following link:
http://www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/bicyclespedestrians/

It’d be really important to help ensure that Department of Public of Works officials in every local Bay Area jurisdiction attend these important workshops.

Walk to School Day in San Francisco

Assemblymember Tom Amiamo and Supervisor Campos welcoming walkers (Photo by Meera Sethi) — at parque ninos unidos, via Walk San Francisco.

We celebrated a great Walk to School Day today with students at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School.

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano,  MTC Commissioner & SF Supervisor David Campos, and school board president Norman Yee walked with the students forming a Walking School Bus from Parque Ninos Unidos in the Mission District to the school.

It was wonderful, and the unusually warm weather made it a particularly amazing experience!

More info can be found at Walk San Francisco, and the story was covered here.

Join local/state policymakers at SF’s Walk to School Day Event

Tomorrow, October 3, is Walk and Bike to School Day! There will be events all over the Bay Area.

Bay Area Policy Manager Marty Martinez will be participating in the San Francisco Walk to School Day media event, joining State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, MTC Commissioner and SF Supervisor David Campos, other policymakers, volunteers, parents, and children. Come by and say hi, and get more information here.

 

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