SCAG Toolbox Tuesdays: Bicycle Planning and Facilities Implementation

Bicycle planning and the implementation of bicycle lanes, trails and “experimental” facilities is becoming a fixture in cities throughout Southern California. As a result, the dollars invested in bicycle planning are expected to increase dramatically in the near future. Approximately $6.7 billion is allocated for active transportation in the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, which is an increase of more than 270 percent over the commitments made in the 2008 RTP.

The amount of money allocated for active transportation indicates that bicycle planning and engineering will continue to grow in importance as limited street right of way will be redesigned for a complete streets future. Some of the bigger questions that are being addressed now include: how are the plans going to be implemented, where do cities attain funding to implement their bicycle plans, what engineering is involved, how do cities measure effectiveness of the investment? Learn from regional bicycle planning and engineering experts as they share their experiences and help try to answer some of these questions.

This session is eligible for AICP Certification Maintenance credit.

his session will also be offered via live video-conference at the following SCAG regional offices:

Imperial County
1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
Tomas Oliva, Regional Affairs Officer
(760) 353-7800 Direct or oliva@scag.ca.gov

Orange County (limited space available)
600 S. Main Street, Suite 912, Orange, CA 92863
Kevin Gilhooley, Regional Affairs Officer
(213) 236-1878 Direct or gilhooley@scag.ca.gov

Riverside County (Western Riverside)
3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
Arnold San Miguel, Regional Affairs Officer
(909) 806-3556 Direct or sanmigue@scag.ca.gov

San Bernardino County
1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Arnold San Miguel, Regional Affairs Officer
(909) 806-3556 Direct or sanmigue@scag.ca.gov

Ventura County
950 County Square Drive, Suite 101,Ventura, CA 93003
John Procter, Regional Affairs Officer
(805) 642-2800 Direct or procter@scag.ca.gov

Coachella Valley (minimum 5-person attendance required)
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tomas Oliva, Regional Affairs Officer
(760) 353-7800 Direct or oliva@scag.ca.gov

North Los Angeles County (Antelope Valley – Palmdale)
38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550
Mike Behen, Senior Transportation & GIS Planner
(661) 267-5300 Direct or mbehen@cityofpalmdale.org

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