SBCATN Kick Off Meeting Bicycle Chain
Last week, forty people came together in San Bernardino County to discuss pedestrians and bicyclists policies and priorities in the region. The group called itself the “San Benardino County Active Transportation Network” (SBCATN), intending to create a space for cities, agencies, organizations and community to collaborate, educate and impact local and regional policies. It was a diverse group of participants, representing cities, transportation agencies, foundation, county department of public health, community stakeholders, nonprofits and advocacy groups. The Kick Off Meeting started with a lively bicycle chain networking activities amount participants – people lined up in two rows and introduced themselves to someone across the way in 45 seconds. There is usually not enough time to engage in a conversation but people quickly learn who is in the meeting and open up to sharing their ideas, challenges and best practices. Then the keynote speaker John Longville – who has been the Mayor of the City of Rialto (1987-1998), California State Assemblyman (1998 -2004), and founder of Metrolink – encouraged participants to be persistent in their advocacy for a better San Bernardino County. Participates noted in their evaluations that they heard the key takeaways of the meeting being: “Persistence, ‘Working with theme’ and Collaboration.” Links to presentations, policy opportunities and important documents below.
“Persistence, ‘Working with theme’ and Collaboration” – Caltrans
Great collaboration and idea sharing – City of Moreno Valley
It was a great convening and interested in hearing more about opportunities for convergence and collaboration - California Endowment
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