Discussion Forum: Protecting Safe Routes to School and Increasing Investment Opportunities in Active Transportation in California

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Discussion Forum: Protecting Safe Routes to School and Increasing Investment Opportunities in Active Transportation in California

Conference Call: Wednesday, December 19 at 3 PM PT

Wednesday, December 19 at 3-4pm

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

As the state decides how MAP-21 will affect key programs and looks toward more effective ways to meet statewide priorities for safety and greenhouse gas emissions targets, a new proposal has come out to streamline active transportation and Safe Routes to School funding and increase it in the future! The National Partnership has been working with other active transportation, health, and equity partners to meet with Caltrans and the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency to discuss this proposal, but we also want to hear from you!

We have attached several key documents that outline our recommendations to this message, including:

  1. Summary Handout
  2. Dec 2012 sign on letter to BTH: Active Transportation Account
  3. Nexus for Dedicating California’s Cap and Trade Program Revenue to Active Transportation
  4. SRTSNP comments on revision to Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure
  5. Nov 2012 sign on letter to Caltrans: Safe Routes to School – a Statewide Priority
  6. Aug 2012 sign on letter to Caltrans: California Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School – MAP-21 Program Investment Sign on Statement

Please review these and bring your questions to the call – we look forward to hearing your comments on the proposal and how you think it might affect Safe Routes to School. We will also discuss the timeline in the new year for advocating to protect Safe Routes to School and increase investments in active transportation.

Details:

Discussion Forum: Protecting Safe Routes to School and Increasing Investment Opportunities in Active Transportation in California

Wednesday, December 19 at 3-4pm

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

Agenda:

  1. Deb Hubsmith (Director, SRTSNP) – recent updates from meetings in Sacramento about the proposed Active Transportation Account and MAP-21, revision to the Statewide Needs Assessment, and next year’s advocacy timeline.
  2. Rye Baerg (Southern California Policy Manager, SRTSNP) – Cap and Trade investment in active transportation
  3. Questions and discussion.

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