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Transportation: Pedestrian-Bicycle Committee

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About

Encouraging safe, efficient travel for pedestrians and cyclists is an important part of SPC's role as a regional transportation agency. Bicycling and walking offer excellent commuter options that support our overall mission to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Communities that are pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly are also “livable,” providing residents with opportunities for recreation and community-enhancing economic development.

SPC’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee addresses issues of concern and pursues priority improvements of regional significance. This committee is composed of representatives from SPC-member counties, the City of Pittsburgh, transit agencies, PENNDOT, trail organizations, and advocates for pedestrians, bicyclists, and persons with disabilities.

Meeting Summaries & Agendas

To maintain ongoing discussions with the pedestrian and bicycle community, SPC holds quarterly meetings of the its Pedestrian-Bicycle Advisory Committee to bring together regional planning partners, funding agencies, advocates and local representatives to discuss issues and opportunities in the non-motorized transportation sector. 

Date Agenda Summaries
September 9, 2015 Agenda Summary
May 13, 2015 Agenda Summary
March 11, 2015 Agenda Summary

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2014 Activities

Biker on Craig St., Allegheny County.

SPC also administers the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds on behalf of the region.  In 2014, more than two dozen applications were submitted for funding, with 9 projects being awarded $3.45 million:

Pedestrian and bicycle "traffic" on Forbes Ave, Oakland, Allegheny County.

SPC recommendations were also instrumental in the allocation of an additional $3 million in TAP funds awarded by PennDOT to projects in the SPC region.  Projects recommended by SPC and funded by PennDOT include:

SPC holds quarterly meetings of its Pedestrian-Bicycle Advisory Committee to bring together regional planning partners, funding agencies, advocates and local representatives to discuss issues and opportunities in the non-motorized transportation sector.

For more information about the Ped/Bike Committee, contact Leann Chaney at (412) 391-5590 x387 or e-mail lchaney@spcregion.org.

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