The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.... read the whole note.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole note.
Fair readers, forgive me while this blog entry delves deep into the language of policy-wonkiness. Hopefully several of you will be interested--after all, SVBC is an organization focused on systems change.
Recently, several SVBC members, the San Mateo County Heath Department, and other advocacy group leaders were invited to meet with C/CAG staff. The purpose of the meeting was to hear... read the whole note.
Carlos and I had a very interesting meeting with C/CAG this morning to discuss some of our ideas about San Mateo County. We have researched other counties (Santa Clara, Marin, and Alameda) with respects to their bicycle planning and have compiled some best practices, which include:Composition and charter of the bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee (B/PAC) The establishment of a... read the whole note.
Last night's C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo) BPAC meeting was mostly devoted to updating the members on the progress of the San Mateo County Bike Plan which will replace the current plan published in 2000.
The county has chosen three heavy hitters in the Complete Streets universe to produce the County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. They include:Eisen/... read the whole note.