Join the Data Collection and Eval team – first meeting today at 2pm PST

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The State Safe Routes to School Network has created a new policy team regarding Data Collection and Evaluation.  Our first meeting is today, Feb 15th from 2-3pm.  Consider joining us.

  • Tuesday February 15, 2011:  2-3pm
  • Agenda
  • Call (toll-free):  1-866-394-4146, 553816012#
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Data Collection and Evaluation

Background: There is exists an important need to ensure our transportation strategies and investments are data driven, especially in regards to safety and health for all community members.  In order to accomplish that, it seems like a valuable step would be to develop a standard framework and best practices regarding Active Transportation and Safe Routes to School programs, policies and investments.  A multi-disciplinary perspective needs to inform this framework – with input from safety, transportation, health, air quality, GHG emissions, technology, academic and research and more.

As funding becomes increasingly based on performance measurement, now more than ever it is critical that California develop standards to ensure competitiveness and its ability to measure and forecast programmatic success and challenges.

Goals: Foster discussions on how to best engage the State and other key partners in setting frameworks for active transportation and SRTS data collection and evaluation.  Ensure widespread distribution and the standardization of data and tools currently available for local jurisdictions to use (i.e. SafeTrec crash mapping data tool).

Policy Leads/Action Teams: this is a newly created task for 2011, still forming the team

  • California Active Communities at the California Department of Public Health (Staffers: Kristin Haukom, Justine Hearn, Patti Horsley, and Victoria Custodio)
  • Jill Cooper, SafeTrec
  • Gail Carlson Safe Routes To School Program, Riverside County Department of Public Health
  • Carey Knecht, Climate Plan
  • Dane Lotspeich, Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Bob Planthold, California Walks
  • Sam Shelton, Solano Transportation Authority
  • Vicki Karlan, MPH
  • Greg Gould, Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Alexis Kelso, Walk Sacramento
  • Bridget Enderele, SANDAG
  • Ana Validzic, Dahianna Lopez, Megan Wier, San Francisco DPH
  • Anne Dickman, Butte County Public Health
  • this is a open committee for all who might be interested – join us!

See meeting notes here Next Meeting: Tuesday March 15 2-3pm same call in numbers

One Response to Join the Data Collection and Eval team – first meeting today at 2pm PST

  1. Pingback: So Cal Safe Routes to School – Regional Network, Feb mtg « Safe Routes to School in California

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