Regional Bike Committee Meeting Next Wednesday 8/19

August 19, 2009
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG is a voluntary collective of local governments, and among other things, they will be discussing the Veloweb, an ambitious bike trail network intended to link DFW regions.  The 2009 chair of the NCTCOG Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is Don Koski, whose name you might recognize from a recent interview on the Bike Friendly Oak Cliff blog.  Don is Forth Worth’s senior planner, and having worked previously in the twin cities, he’s coming from a city ranked in the top 10 bike-friendly American cities.  This BPAC group has published a 2030 Mobility Plan which allocated $213 million for regional bicycle and pedestrian improvements.  This meeting is open to the public, and RSVP is requested for anyone interested in the Safe Routes To School webinar at 2PM.

Please join NCTCOG as we welcome Texas Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Coordinators Melanie Young and Cheryl Cook, from the TxDOT Dallas District, and Joel Mallard, from the TxDOT Fort Worth District. Each Coordinator will be available for a question and answer session following a presentation on the Texas SRTS Program. In addition, a presentation on the Dallas County Cottonwood Trail project will be given, and plans for the Regional Veloweb Update Review Meetings will be discussed.

Free Safe Routes to School Webinar from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm!
ATTN: If you are interested in attending this webinar, please RSVP immediately, as space is limited.

For additional information or questions, please contact Deborah Humphreys
at dhumphreys@nctcog.org or (817) 608-2394.

Come early and listen as APBP examines critical components of effective bicycle and pedestrian education programs for children. Learn how the hands-on education program in Winterthur, Switzerland, became routine, repeated and reinforced annually (a speaker from Winterthur, Switzerland has been invited). In addition, find out how schools can use the new pedestrian safety curriculum developed for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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