Mobility 21 Save the Date: September 5, 2014

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Join Mobility 21 and partners for the largest one-day transportation conference in the California.  Save the date for September 5th, 2014, and register today! Hope to see you there.

Riverside County Transportation Commission – Active Transportation Presentation & Workshop

April 9th RCTC - Call for Projects - Active Transportation ProgramPlease Join the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s Workshop on the Call for Projects Requirements for the Active Transportation Program (ATP):

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

at RCTC – 4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor, Conference Room A, Riverside, CA 92501

Please contact RCTC’s Tanya Love for more information:

Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s ATP resources can be accessed here:

April Southern CA Network Meeting

Please join us Thursday, April 10th via conference call from 10-11 am for our Safe Routes to School Southern California Network meeting.  All are welcome and invited to join. Please note, we hold these meetings every other month on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10-11 am.

This month’s special topic: Safe Routes to School Planning – Best Practices from Southern CA

Details: Thursday, April 10th from 10-11 am
Conference Call Number: 866-394-4146
Guest Code: 878934528#*4 mute/unmute

If you missed the call, you can view notes (here) and presentations linked below.
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Did you miss anything? Inland Empire ATP and OPR Workshops

Thanks for attending the February 19th workshops in the Inland Empire on the Active Transportation Program (ATP) and Office of Research and Planning Environmental Goals and Policy Report (OPR EGPR). There were over 60 participants at the combined event and much fruitful conversations. Read more of this post

California Active Transportation Program—Preparing Successful Proposals and Effective Projects throughout Southern California

The Active Transportation Program makes $360 million in state funds available across the state for safe routes to school and active transportation infrastructure, planning, and education programs. The next opportunity to fund a Safe Routes to School or active transportation project is fast approaching! For our partners in the SCAG region, please RSVP today to attend a important grant preparation workshop to ensure your community submits a great project for this funding round.


Joint OPR and the San Bernardino County Active Transportation Network Meeting on Feb 19th


San Bernardino County Active Transportation Network (Network) & Office of Research and Planning (OPR) are hosting a Public Workshop on the Governor’s Environmental Goals and Policy Report (EGPR) and Network Meeting. The OPR workshop will receive public input on the discussion draft of the EGPR.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19th from 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Location:   San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) 1170 W. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715

Then immediately following the event please join the American Lung Association’s Healthy Growth Leaders Reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm also at SANBAG.

The meeting and public workshop are free and open to the public. Please fill out RSVP form here:

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Preparing for California’s 2014 Active Transportation Program Call for Projects

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Now is a great time for communities in California to begin identifying Safe Routes to School, Walking and Bicycling projects in preparation for the Active Transportation Program March 2014 Statewide Call for projects.  Likely there will be a tight turn around for jurisdictions to prepare applications, so we encourage communities to start working on their proposals now.

To learn more about this process the key resource is:

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership team is working statewide and in Sacramento to support implementation of this program and get the word out to all our partners about this funding source and timeline for applications. Please feel free to contact any California National Partnership staff: Jeanie, Marty, Jessica, Pauline and Rye and visit our SRTSNP California ATP page for more information. Read more of this post

Invitation – Riverside Health Coalition: Healthy City Resolution Roll Out on January 22nd

Jan 22 HEAL rollout invitationYou are invited to the Riverside County Health Coalition: Quarterly General Meeting


Date: Wednesday January 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – Noon

Location:  Moreno Valley Towngate Community Center 13100 Arbor Park Lane, Moreno Valley, California

RSVP by January 17th to

SCAG Expands Active Transportation Department!

Jepson_SarahBTapShortly after the adoption of SCAG’s 2012 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata promised to expand SCAG’s Active Transportation department (see previous post). We are happy to announce that last week the new manager for Active Transportation and Special Programs started her new role and we couldn’t be happier with SCAG’s choice!

Meet Sarah Jepson:

On November 4, Sarah Jepson joined SCAG as the new manager for Active Transportation and Special Programs.  Most recently, Sarah worked at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for four years, as Metro’s first Sustainability Manager. In this role, she was responsible for integrating sustainability principles and practices into the agency’s planning and programming functions, including the Long Range Transportation Plan, Transit and Highway Corridor Studies, and Call for Projects grant program.  She also coordinated Metro’s Sustainability Committee, leading policy initiatives, developing performance metrics and evaluation tools, and directing program communication. Sarah was instrumental in facilitating the adoption of Metro’s first Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy & Implementation Plan and the RTP/SCS Joint Work Program with SCAG, both of which commit Metro to playing a stronger leadership and funding role in active transportation across Los Angeles County. Read more of this post

Council Approves Road Diet in the City of Riverside

Adocacy AdvanceThe City of Riverside residents can look forward to bike lanes along Brockton Avenue. The plan was controversial when it appeared on the agenda last spring, but the council’s five to one vote on October 22 ensured the fruition of the plans. The classic road diet affects 2.35 miles of the avenue, and will reduce the current two lanes in each direction to one lane with a center left turn divider.

Council members noted that the street is currently unsafe for drivers and pedestrians. The addition of bike lanes will serve to slow traffic, reduce collisions and allocate space for healthier, less polluting forms of transportation. The block of the street adjacent to Riverside Community Hospital will remain four lanes to allow sufficient room for traffic flow. A state grant will pay for all but 10 percent of the $466,700 project. Riverside residents can look forward to the completed road diet and bicycle lanes by spring 2014. This story was covered by Press Enterprise, read more here.

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