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.
SPCs 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.
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:
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.
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