Advocates Succeed in Saving Bicycle and Pedestrian Committees in the Bay Area!

The  Programming and Allocations Committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unanimously voted down a plan to eliminate a requirement that cities and towns maintain a bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee (BPAC) to receive certain state funds. We applaud the committee members for supporting bicycling and walking in the Bay Area!
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Seventeen organizations came together to write a letter to the Commissioners expressing our opposition to any attempt to weaken the requirement. You can see the letter here!
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In a time when MTC and the region are struggling to reach our goals for safety, physical activity, and climate protection, now more than ever we need a real commitment from MTC to push to support active transportation. We thank Commissioners on the committee for their unanimous vote!
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The proposal reviewed by the Programming and Allocation Committee today was part of a revision of the TDA-3 program guidelines. The next stage in the process is a full vote of the MTC Commission on June 26. We need to monitor this process, though with the clear committee vote our BPAC’s should be in a strong position!
 

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