Bay Area News: Planning for a Future with Safe Routes

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will roll out Plan Bay Area 2050. The Safe Routes Partnership is asking MTC to increase funding for the regional Safe Routes to School program, sustain the Spare the Air Youth Program, enforce the Complete Streets policy, add $100 million to the One Bay Area grants, and expand its commitment to equity. We hope you will attend Plan Bay Area meetings throughout 2020 and push for these commitments too. 

We have also recommended that Contra Costa County to prioritize Safe Routes to School in its general plan by ensuring that schools are priority destinations for active transportation improvements and to develop a countywide Safe Routes to School plan. Affordable transportation options should also be prioritized to help address environmental justice.