Community Advisory Committee – May 29, 2024: Active Transportation Plan


DATE: May 29, 2024

TO: PPACG Community Advisory Committee

FROM: Jason O’Brien, Senior Transportation Planner

SUBJECT: Active Transportation Plan

ACTION REQUESTED: Discussion


SUMMARY

Metropolitan Planning Organizations typically provide regional active transportation planning every few years to enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety. PPACG’s previous Active Transportation Plan was adopted in 2015, and an update to help inform the 2050 LRTP would be timely and helpful.

Work began on the 2050 Active Transportation Plan in late 2023 with the hiring of the Olsson engineering firm to lead the project. Since that time, a stakeholder and early public process has been conducted; an existing conditions report has been generated; and an early draft network of priority regional corridors has been produced. It is expected that the major findings of the Plan will be available in August to stay in step with the LRTP effort.

The Active Transportation Plan team checked in with the CAC in early 2024 and is conducting a mid-point check-in for information and feedback. The project team expects to check with the CAC once more before seeking a formal recommendation for adoption.

ATTACHMENT(S)

Attached are the meeting notes from the TAC workshop in April, as well as a draft regional corridors map. The workshop was held to provide guidance to the project in how recommendations and prioritization would occur. The drafted corridors are meant to identify which existing or proposed active transportation projects should (and can) provide a regional network for residents and visitors, with the guidance of the workshop input. Please provide feedback to these draft corridors, with specific changes such as corridors that should or should not be included and rationale.

STRATEGIC GOAL PLANS

These items will be acted upon as a

Advocacy: Serve as an effective advocacy voice for common ground issues.

Information Sharing: Serve as a significant resource for PPACG members to collect and share information with regional partners.

Aging: Expand and extend senior access, awareness, education, and connectivity to support age-friendly communities and empower individual seniors.

Transportation: Maintain and improve a coordinated, validated plan for transportation needs across the PPACG region.

Program Excellence: Continue to excel in the key fundamental areas of PPACG:  Military support, Environmental programs, Transportation, Area Agency on Aging, and regional communication, and collaboration.