One More Push Needed for regional SRTS funding and complete streets in the Bay Area!
April 17, 2012 Leave a comment
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released a new revision of the One Bay Area Grant proposal. Thanks to the advocacy of many of us, the new proposal has made significant changes to improve active transportation.
Regional Safe Routes to School funding was increased to $20 million over four years, after having been threatened with massive cuts. That’s a big win for our children!
Also, counties and cities will be required to adopt complete streets resolutions in order to receive One Bay Area Grant funding. This will go a long way to ensuring the Bay Area is friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians.
TAKE ACTION: We need one more push to cement these gains!
We need to write MTC Commissioners to tell them we support these proposals, and that they are necessary to improve the health and environment of the region.
Mark your calendars: The next big meeting of the MTC is on the morning of May 11th, 9:30am at 101- 8th Street, Oakland — this will be the meeting when the MTC Planning Committee will vote to approve the $250 million One Bay Area Grant. Please come and let your voice be heard!