I had a particularly wonkish win yesterday.
Bear with me: yesterday morning, I learned that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Programming and Allocations Committee unanimously rejected a recommendation from staff that the Commission revise language in the TDA Article 3 funding requirements that would eliminate the requirement that municipalities with a population greater than... read the whole note.
Join the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) for an interactive training to satisfy MTC's Complete Streets requirement for the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG).
These workshops aim to provide guidance to local jurisdictions on developing local complete street policies. Highlights include:Definition of Complete Streets Examples... read the whole note.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... read the whole note.
The latest update on the Sustainable Communities Strategy here in the Bay Area has been announced:
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff have unveiled an Initial Vision Scenario for the Sustainable Communities Strategy mandated by the 2008 passage of state Senate Bill 375. The scenario was launched at a joint meeting of the... read the whole note.
Earlier this week, I participated in a meeting of advocates to discuss the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), which seeks to align transportation, land use, and housing policies to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals set forth by California's S.B. 375. The Bay Area's GHG reduction goals are seven percent per capita by 2020 and 15 percent per capita by 2035.
The SCS... read the whole note.
Regular readers of our website likely saw our recent post about the city of Los Altos considering whether to keep their BPAC (Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee). We appreciate your support in encouraging them to keep the committee. For those who may not follow advocacy issues so closely, I will attempt to explain what makes a city effective at creating safer bikeways, streets, and trails... read the whole note.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved 22 new capital grants totaling $44 million through its Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) program to finance pedestrian, bicycle and streetscape improvements near public transit in cities around the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of TLC program is to support community-based transportation projects that bring... read the whole note.