The first in our series of webinars focused on Active Transportation Cycle 5 is next week on Thursday, Sept 26 at 11am PT - register now! It may seem too soon to be thinking about this, but what we know from our work with past ATP applicants is that if you wait until the guidelines come out, you won’t have enough time to create a competitive application.
Congratulations to Toks Omishakin, Governor Newsom’s nominee for CalTrans director, which was announced earlier this month. Mr. Omishakin is a recruit from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he has been an unyielding champion of active transportation and complete streets. Prior to that, he served as director of healthy living initiatives for the Nashville Mayor’s Office for three years.
We’re proud to announce that SB 127, the Complete Streets Bill, passed the California State Assembly last week and is headed to Governor Newsom’s desk.
Join Catholic Charities, Public Health Advocates, the Safe Routes Partnership and many others for monthly meetings of the Stockton Healthy Neighborhoods Collaborative (HNC). The Collaborative meets to discuss issues around planning, health, land use, and active transportation in the city of Stockton and the county of San Joaquin. Go to the HNC Facebook page for more information.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has been holding a series of webinars that presage the development of the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Plan Bay Area 2050. Play Bay Area guides transportation investments for decades. Active transportation, Complete Streets, and Safe Routes to School are addressed in the plan. Join the webinar series so you are prepared to participate when the process gears up in earnest next year.
In 2018, the City of Stockton was awarded a Planning Grant in the amount of $170,000 by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC). These funds support planning activities in the Downtown and South Stockton region to allow STockton to apply a full Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program grant later this year. Over the next few months, plans for the application will be developed and submitted to the city council.