SCAG Active Transportation and Public Health Working Groups To Meet on April 14
March 27, 2015 1 Comment
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has announced the dates of the next meetings of the Active Transportation and Public Health Working Groups (flyer here). Both groups will meet back-to-back on Tuesday, April 14 from 9am to noon at SCAG’s main offices in downtown LA. Videoconferencing is available from their satellite office locations. Registration is required.
Input from the working group meetings will be used to inform the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and other SCAG projects related to active transportation and public health.
SCAG’s Active Transportation Working Group (ATWG) provides an opportunity for comments and recommendations regarding development of the active transportation component of the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS. In addition, SCAG is seeking opportunities to collaborate with local jurisdictions in the planning, funding and implementation of regional active transportation solutions. As many active transportation funding opportunities are completed with the aid of federal and state grants, collaboration between agencies is critical for project success. These workshops are intended to help foster that collaboration.
The agenda and meeting materials will be posted here in advance of the meeting. Previous meeting materials are also available at that link.
The Public Health Working Group will explore SCAG’s role in promoting public health in transportation and land use planning across the region and how public health concerns will be integrated into the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). This meeting will review SCAG’s Public Health Analysis Framework for the 2016 RTP/SCS, provide regional best practices on integrating public health in transportation, land use and climate action planning, and discuss policy opportunities for the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS.
The agenda and meeting materials will be posted here in advance of the meeting. Previous meeting materials are also available at that link. SCAG staff have prepared a Public Health Work Program (Draft Action Plan) that is also worth reviewing before the meeting.