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Working for Complete Streets in the Bay Area

Marty MartinezOn May 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved the One Bay Area Grant program to provide $800 million more than four years to cities and counties for transportation projects.

California’s New Advocacy Organizer: Passion for Safe Routes

Jeanie Ward-WallerPhysical activity has been central in my life since I learned to run and ride a bike as a kid. Though my career military parents moved my family often, they always prioritized living near a neighborhood school so that my sisters and I could walk or bicycle. I relished the freedom and responsibility of walking and especially bicycling to school, and still treasure those memories.

Coalitions and Collaboration - Creating Passionate Change

San Bernardino SRTS Coalition MeetingIn every county of Southern California, Pauline and I are witnessing a groundswell of support for Safe Routes to School. One of the key signs of this increasing interest is the creation of countywide coalitions formed around Safe Routes to School, healthy eating and active living.

Creating Collaborations

Marty MartinezOne of the best things about my job is being able to work with a diverse coalition of organizations toward common purpose.

Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts

Isabelle at School in Echo Park, Los AngelesI love living in Southern California, especially the Los Angeles neighborhood I call

Wins for Safe Routes to School & Complete Streets in San Francisco Bay Area

Marty MartinezOn Thursday, May 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted to approve the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) as part of the overall approval of their Regional Transportation Plan. OBAG provides roughly $800 million over four years to cities and counties in the region for transportation projects.

Pedestrians Count in Los Angeles!

Rye BaergOur work to expand the region’s Active Transportation program at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is progressing.

Update from the California Safe Routes to School Program

On October 17, 2011, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded $66 million to local and regional agencies for a total of 139 federally-funded Safe Routes to School projects.

Introducing the Bay Area Regional Policy Blog

Marty MartinezI am so happy to be in my new position - working to strengthen policies and funding streams to help everyone enjoy a healthier and happier life in the beautiful environment of the San Francisco Bay Area.   

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