San Mateo Public Workshop on the One Bay Area Grant

 

Those of you who live or work in San Mateo County and care about making it a better place to ride, walk, and live: tonight’s meeting of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County’s (C/CAG) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will host a public workshop for the One Bay Area Grant call for projects.

These funds can be used to support complete streets projects and improve opportunities to walk and bike to school and to work.

Details:

San Mateo City Hall, Thursday 9/27, at 7:00 pm

For more information, contact Colin Heyne, Deputy Director, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, colin@bikesiliconvalley.org, 408-287-7259 x. 224

 

Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting Sept 19

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, Sept 19, 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:

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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting August 15

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:
Wednesday, Aug 15, from 10-11 am
Call-in number: (559) 726-1200
Access code: 116936#
Mute option is *6, unmute is *6
Sign up for the Webinar link (optional):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2720496675975544832

Please note we’re testing a new webinar system, so please give yourself a little extra time to sign up and bear with us as we ease into the system! Thanks! (Agenda after the break..)

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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting June 20

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.

Please register now by clicking here

Details:
Wednesday, June 20, from 10-11 am
Call-in number: (559) 726-1200
Access code: 116936#
Mute option is *6, unmute is *6
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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting May 16

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.

Please register now by clicking here

Details:
Wednesday, May 16, from 10-11 am
Call-in number: (559) 726-1200
Access code: 116936#
Mute option is *6, unmute is *6
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Reflections On Active Transportation in SCAG’s RTP

Gateway to the City of Dreams Mural (Union Station)

The passage of the 2012 SCAG RTP/SCS concluded one chapter in the marathon planning effort that included SCAG staff and the hundreds of advocates who worked tirelessly to have their voices heard (See our previous blog post for more details on: Lessons Learned from Southern California). It is therefore encouraging that most accounts of the plan consider it a solid step in the right direction.  However, some would ask the question, “Did the plan go far enough?” and “What’s next?”

One of the key differences found in this iteration of Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG’s) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the inclusion of the Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS). The SCS was mandated by SB 375 and it includes strategies that seek to reduce air pollution, increase the number of walkable and bikeable communities, mitigate urban sprawl, encourage transit oriented development, create streets for all modes and abilities, and improve the quality of life for Southern Californians.

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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative Meeting April 18

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.

Please register now by clicking here

Details:
Wednesday, April 18, from 10-11 am
Call-in number: (559) 726-1200
Access code: 116936#
Mute option is *6, unmute is *6
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Grant Reminder – 2012 Roadmaps to Health Call for Proposals

A reminder of the 2012 Roadmaps to Health Call for Proposals. See details in a previous microsite post too, link here.

The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants will support two-year state and local efforts among policymakers, business, education, health care, public health and community organizations. Community Catalyst will manage the grant as part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Up to 20 coalitions will be awarded grants to create policy or system change to address the social and economic factors that impact the health of people in their community.

Help Pass SCAG Motion with Active Transportation Policies!

We need your help! Advocates and community members: Your participation will help ensure an important motion (read here) supporting active transportation policies is passed. If you can, plan to provide public comments at the SCAG Regional Council Meeting (agenda) on Wednesday, April 4th at 1:00pm @ Westin Bonaventure Hotel.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please sign on to our letter to support the motion.

SCAG Recommends Active Transportation Policies but No Funding Changes

At the March 21st Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG’s) Joint  Policy Committees’ meeting, committee members recommend that the Final Draft of the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies (RTP/SCS) be adopted at the upcoming April 5th General Assembly.  Active transportation and public health advocates once again made up the overwhelimng majority of speakers during the public comment period demanding additional funding and planning for active transportation.

Unfortunately, despite the repeated input from the public, the proposed final version of the RTP/SCS allocates a mere $6.7 billion dollars for active transportation over the next 25 years.  This amounts to a mere 1.3% of the total RTP/SCS budget despite the fact that active transportation accounts for 21% of all trips in the SCAG region and that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health estimates that the true need is in the range of $40 billion. Read more of this post

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