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!
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!
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!
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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