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1 Safe Routes to Schools in Alameda County Workshop Tuesday, May 4, :30 - 5:00 pm

2 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Introductions ACCMA Matt Todd, Manager of Programming Beth Walukas, Manager of Planning ACTIA Tess Lengyel, Programs and Public Affairs Manager Rochelle Wheeler, Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

3 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Agenda 1. Welcome & Introductions3:30pm 2. Overview of New Funding Source and Program Development in Alameda County 3:35pm 3. Overview of draft proposal for Alameda County SR2S Program3:45pm 4. Feedback on draft proposal for Alameda County SR2S Program 4:05pm 5. Other SR2S Funding Opportunities4:45pm 6. Next Steps4:55pm

4 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Meeting Purpose and Outcomes Provide input on proposed SR2S Program in Alameda County Provide ideas for the regionally competitive SR2S funding program Understand next steps and process

5 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA) Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) Organizational Chart

6 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency MTC Region-wide Climate Initiatives Program Four primary elements: Public Education / Outreach Safe Routes to Schools Innovative Grants Climate Action Program Evaluation MTC Safe Routes to Schools $15 million in region $3.22 million Alameda County (county share distribution based on K-12 school enrollment) $2 million regionally competitive See MTC Resolution 3925 for additional information Short-term investments that reduce transportation-related emissions and vehicle miles traveled, and encourage the use of cleaner fuels, with a comprehensive evaluation component.

7 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Existing SR2S Funding Programs Federal SR2S State SR2S ACTIA - Competitive Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

8 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency MTC SR2S Funding- Overview Overall goal of significantly reducing emissions related to school-related travel; Intended to complement state and federal SR2S funding; The MTC SR2S program is federally funded and sponsor agencies need to be federal-aid eligible; Cycle 1 funding available for FFYs 2010/11 and 2011/12; For Alameda County: $3.22 million estimated funding for Alameda County; and ACCMA and ACTIA to jointly administer the Alameda County Program.

9 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Eligible Project Types Public Education and Outreach Activities Activities that promote new or existing transportation services Air quality public education messages Non-construction outreach related to safe bicycle use Travel Demand Management Activities Constructing bicycle and pedestrian facilities (paths, bike racks, support facilities, etc.) that are not exclusively recreational and reduce vehicle trips Programs for secure bicycle storage and other facilities, including bicycle lanes, for the convenience and protection of bicyclists, in both public and private areas New construction and major reconstructions of paths, tracks, or areas solely for the use by pedestrian or other non-motorized means of transportation Traffic calming measures Eligible MTC SR2S Projects Include:

10 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Schedule for MTC SR2S Program Outreach and Plan Formulation February – March – April 2010 Draft ProgramMay - June 2010 Final ProgramJuly 2010 Information on the progress of the MTC SR2S program development will be available at

11 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency MTC SR2S - Alameda County Program Overview of the draft proposal for the Alameda County SR2S Program

12 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Proposed Alameda County SR2S Program Will be an Alameda County program, with the program policies, goals and contractor selection made by the ACCMA/ACTIA Board(s); Will be one cohesive program, with all elements integrated and coordinated, even if implemented by different entities; Will build on and expand existing efforts and successes; Funding will go towards a mix of programs and capital projects; Will complement other SR2S funding programs, which are mostly for capital projects; and Will address 5 Es (Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation) as well as a 6th E, Emission Reductions, to address the air quality component of the new program.

13 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Alameda County Program Elements 1.Elementary & Middle Schools (K-8) - Expanded Program 2.High Schools - New Program 3.Ridesharing - Pilot Program 4.Technical Assistance and Capital Programs

14 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Alameda County Program Elements 1.Elementary & Middle Schools (K-8) - Expanded Program 2.High Schools - New Program 3.Ridesharing - Pilot Program 4.Technical Assistance and Capital Programs

15 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 1. Elementary/Middle School Program Goal: Continue and expand current comprehensive SR2S programs in elementary and middle schools from 30% of all schools (90 total) to 50% of all schools (140 total), and offer technical assistance to all schools upon request. Funding Target: Between $1.7 and $2.0 million Implementation: Request for Proposals (RFP) to hire a firm to operate one program countywide Timing: New program proposed to start July 1, 2011 and end June 30, 2013.

16 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 1. Elementary/Middle School Program Program activities to include: Bike safety education classes, Curriculum development, Trainings, Walking school buses, Assemblies/puppet shows, Monthly Walk to School Days, Promotional events and activities, Collaboration with enforcement, Walk audits (if eligible), Web-based resources, Technical assistance, and Evaluation

17 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Alameda County Program Elements 1.Elementary & Middle Schools (K-8) - Expanded Program 2.High Schools - New Program 3.Ridesharing - Pilot Program 4.Technical Assistance and Capital Programs

18 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 2. High School Program (New) Goal: Create new High School SR2S program in 30% of all high schools (20 schools) Funding Target: Between $225,000 and $275,000 Implementation: RFP to hire a firm to operate one program countywide (may be coordinated with elementary and middle school). Develop new program, based on national and local models. Include social marketing, parking management or other best practices. Timing: New program proposed to start July 1, 2011 and end June 30, 2013.

19 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Alameda County Program Elements 1.Elementary & Middle Schools (K-8) - Expanded Program 2.High Schools - New Program 3.Ridesharing - Pilot Program 4.Technical Assistance and Capital Programs

20 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 3. Ridesharing Program (Pilot) Goal: Create new, effective ridesharing/carpool/clean air program targeted at school campuses, with programs established in 2 (exact number to be determined) school districts. Funding Target: Between $270,000 and $330,000 Implementation: RFP to hire a firm to operate pilot program. Develop new program, based on researched need and effectiveness targeted at non-student drivers, which could include staff, teachers and/or parents. Timing: New pilot program proposed to start July 1, 2011 and end June 30, 2013.

21 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 3. Ridesharing Program (Pilot) Program activities may include: TDM program for faculty/staff that promotes walk, bike, carpool, and transit Promote/modify 511.org school pool module? Marin School Pool model Dynamic ridesharing Tie to High School program, since students can be riders under some circumstances

22 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Alameda County Program Elements 1.Elementary & Middle Schools (K-8) - Expanded Program 2.High Schools - New Program 3.Ridesharing - Pilot Program 4.Technical Assistance and Capital Programs

23 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 4. Cap-TAP/Capital Program Goal: Create new technical assistance program (TAP) to assist in development of capital projects, and a companion capital project program to implement projects. Funding Target: Between $.9 and 1.2 million. Implementation: TAP: RFP to develop a list of on-call consultants (engineers/planners). Capital: call for projects to local agencies for capital improvements. Cap-TAP Program: Provide assistance to local agencies in identifying and designing projects that encourage non-automotive school trips. Capital Program: Projects could potentially flow from a TAP project or completed walk audit. Timing: New program proposed to start July 1, 2011 and end June 30, 2013.

24 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency 4. Cap-TAP/Capital Program Program activities may include: Walk audits to identify potential capital projects, if eligible Improvements to school drop-off zones Address gaps in the route to the school Constructing bicycle and pedestrian facilities (lanes, paths) that are not exclusively recreational and reduce vehicle trips Programs and facilities for secure bicycle storage Sidewalk and crossing improvements Traffic calming, control and diversion improvements

25 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Agenda 1. Welcome & Introductions3:30pm 2. Overview of New Funding Source and Program Development in Alameda County 3:35pm 3. Overview of draft proposal for Alameda County SR2S Program3:45pm 4. Feedback on draft proposal for Alameda County SR2S Program 4:05pm 5. Other SR2S Funding Opportunities4:45pm 6. Next Steps4:55pm

26 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Other SR2S Funding Opportunities 1. MTC SR2S Creative Grants 2. Caltrans SR2S Program

27 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Other SR2S Funding Opportunities 1. MTC SR2S Creative Grants: Regionally-competitive program Up to $2 million available Purpose is to implement creative school-related emission reduction strategies and determine their effectiveness and potential replication around the region Workshop on Tuesday, May 11 th, 2 -4 MTC Letters of interest due to MTC By June 1, 2010

28 & Alameda County Transportation Improvement AuthorityAlameda County Congestion Management Agency Other SR2S Funding Opportunities 2. Caltrans SR2S Program (Cycle 9): $24.25 million available state-wide for FY 2010/11 Eligible project types include: Capital Projects such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities and traffic calming. 10% of the construction cost can be used for public outreach, education and enforcement elements. Cities and Counties can apply Application deadline: July 15, 2010


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