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.
We are also compiling a comprehensive list of bike/ped committees and trails groups located within or connected to our region.
If your Bike/Ped Committee or Trail Group is interested in receiving SPC email blasts on news, funding and/or training opportunities related to bicycling, walking and others forms of active transportation, please click on your organization type to download, easily fill out and return your contact information by email.
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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