#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Hubsmith
California Safe Routes Networks Deb Hubsmith, DirectorSafe Routes to School National Partnership Pro Walk Pro Bike 2012
Three California Networks California State Network since 2007 Deb Hubsmith, Chair California State Network Funded by RWJF So Cal Regional Network since 2010 Jessica Meaney, So Cal Director Pauline Chow, So Cal Policy Mgr Rye Baerg, So Cal Policy Mgr Funded by KP Bay Area Regional Network since 2012 Marty Martinez, Bay Area Policy Mgr Funded by KP
Partnerships More than 100 organizational partners Agencies: DOT, Health, Education MPOs, Cities Schools Non-profits focused on transportation, health, equity, safety and more
California Action PlanOne Action Plan for the StateModeled after our National Strategic Plan Communications and Research Policy and Advocacy Grassroots Engagement Social Equity Sustainability
California Successes SRTS Advisory Committee Federal SRTS funding and State SR2S funding Governor Directive to Serve Lower-Income Schools Caltrans Complete Streets policy: DD-64-R1 Complete Streets local policy AB1358 AB321 – speed limit reduction opportunities near schools School siting and joint-use partnerships Health in All Policies Task Force Climate Change laws: AB32 and SB375 SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center
So Cal Successes Built a strong coalition around RTP Health Department calculated funding need Tripled active trans funding in 2012 the RTP Three new staff hired at SCAG (the MPO) for active transportation Active Transportation Working Group Complete Streets plan forming Safe Routes to School plan forming Active Transportation financing plan forming CPPW and CTG
Bay Area Successes BAHT Meetings with Transform Practitioner Meetings $20M for SRTS from CMAQ Complete Streets Policy Requirement Complete Streets Checklist One Bay Area Grants Programming at County levels
Social Media National Partnership website - saferoutespartnership.org State website – blogging daily - saferoutescalifornia.wordpress.com/ Facebook and Twitter Email alerts Monthly meetings of all networks Special meetings for legislative issues Highlighting success stories and policy wins constantly
MAP-21 Legislation Done separately from the Networks CA doing MAP-21 Implementation Legislation 6 Core Groups Developed Platform; 133 signed on Serving on MAP-21 Working Group Meeting with Caltrans, Governor’s office, Legislature Separate Bill from the Speaker’s Office to broaden discussion Current proposals maintain TA funding and add more for SRTS Need to keep fighting and go further for new revenue
MAP-21 Lessons Learned1. Get Involved! Stay Involved!2. Build a Coalition3. Develop an Ask4. Tie your Ask to Existing State Policy5. Understand Other Stakeholder Needs6. Develop Decision Maker Champions7. Be at the Official Table8. Think Outside the TA-Only Box9. Keep the Field Posted10.Paint a Vision for the Future!
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