Comment on the Future of Bay Area Active Transportation by this Thursday, May 16!

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are accepting comments on the Draft Plan Bay Area, and the Draft Enviornmental Impact Report (EIR) until this Thursday at 4pm. Nearly three years in the making, Plan Bay Area is an integrated long-range transportation and land-use/housing plan that will support a growing economy, provide more housing and transportation choices, and reduce transportation-related pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area.The effort grew out of the California Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (California Senate Bill 375, Steinberg), which requires each of the state’s 18 metropolitan areas – including the Bay Area –  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks.

Elements of Plan Bay Area and the EIR are vital for active transportation and equity. Make your voice heard and comment by Thursday’s deadline!

You can make comments at the following website: http://onebayarea.org/misc/open-town-hall.html
Or you can email your comments to: info@OneBayArea.org, and eircomments@mtc.ca.gov (email both).
In your comments, we suggest you include:
1. We support Plan Bay Area’s goals of achieving climate change and community health goals through regional planning.
2. We need to do more to meet our Healthy and Safe Communities targets of increasing walking and bicycling.
4. Significant new investment in active transportation, including a big increase in the Regional Safe Routes to School program, coupled with housing policies that encourage transit oriented development with affordable housing is the only way the region will move closer to our targets.
You can also get more information from TransForm here: http://transformca.org/advocacy/rtp-scs
Let us know you made comments by emailing marty@saferoutespartnership.org!

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