Active Transportation Planning
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|Forbes Ave, Oakland, Allegheny County.
Planning for projects that serve to enable safe and efficient travel for pedestrians and cyclists is an important part of SPC's role as a regional transportation planning agency. The Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan, Mapping the Future, envisions transportation and development choices that reflect a priority on safe and secure multimodal and intermodal networks for both people and goods. The Plan supports development of a regional infrastructure system that is designed to protect and enhance public health and the environment.
|Sharrow (or “Sharryl”),
Millvale, Allegheny County.
|Sharryl was designed by Millvale resident and artist, Tom Walker.
All Millvale sharrows have this design.
SPC’s approach to pedestrian and bicycle planning places an emphasis on active transportation. Use of the term “active transportation” highlights the growing recognition of the connection between public health outcomes and transportation planning.
Active transportation is human-powered transportation that engages people in healthy physical activity while they travel from place to place. People walking, bicycling, using wheelchairs, skateboarding, and rollerblading are engaged in active transportation. Active transportation supports transit use, since many people reach transit stops using active travel modes.
Active Transportation Forum
SPC’s Active Transportation Forum provides a venue for members to identify local and regional bicycle and pedestrian issues and share information on needs and opportunities. Through collaboration supported by this Forum, SPC facilitates regional activities to improve conditions for walking and biking.
The Forum includes representatives from SPC-member counties, the City of Pittsburgh, transit agencies, PennDOT, public health departments, trail organizations, and organizations representing pedestrians, bicyclists and persons with disabilities.
If you would like to receive advance notice and agendas for meetings of the Active Transportation Forum, please download, easily fill out and return your contact information by email (PDF). You will also be added to our listserv and receive occasional emails about news, funding and/or training opportunities related to bicycling, walking and others forms of active transportation.
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New Healthy Ride Pittsburgh Bike Share Maps
SPC created the following maps to help visualize the most popular bike share trips taken during the months of July, August, and September of 2015. Using the data provided by Healthy Ride, SPC generated both interactive and static maps to help users better understand how Pittsburgh utilizes the bike share program.
The interactive time slider map allows users to watch the daily station counts for month of September. The map can be paused and each station can be click-on to display statistics. The static maps display the most popular trips and stations throughout the city during the third quarter of 2015.
SPC’s CMAQ program provided approximately $1.6 million to support this project. Thank you to Healthy Ride Pittsburgh for providing SPC with the data!
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Meeting Summaries & Agendas
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Program
SPC launched a pilot bicycle data collection program in summer 2016, which involved collecting automated bicycle counts at locations in the region, including trails and mixed traffic settings. The pilot program will provide a foundation for development of an ongoing non-motorized data collection program.
Bicycle Friendly Business
SPC joined a cutting-edge group of nearly 1,200 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
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For more information about Active Transportation Planning, contact Leann Chaney at (412) 391-5590
x387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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