Tuesday, January 7, 2020

JANUARY 10: Cyclists to Advocate for Bike Network Expansion at SANDAG Meeting




JANUARY 10: Cyclists to Advocate for Bike Network Expansion at SANDAG Meeting

Bike Coalition encourages cyclists to give public comment in support of better biking infrastructure
Board of Directors to decide on $90-million funding for Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program

WHAT:

The San Diego Bike Coalition encourages biking advocates to attend the SANDAG Board of Directors meeting to offer public comment in support of the TransNet Proposed 2020 Bond Issuance that will improve bicycle infrastructure and connectivity across the region.

If approved, Resolution No. RTC 2020-15 will authorize the issuance of up to $90 million of fixed-rate tax-exempt bonds to support completion of the TransNet Regional Bikeway Early Action Program. The Early Action Program is a $200 million initiative to dramatically expand the bike network throughout the San Diego region with the construction of 70 miles of new and improved bikeways.


WHY:

The adoption of the bond issuance will ensure the construction of a connected bike network that will give San Diego County residents more transportation options, reduce auto dependency, increase safety for bike commuters and move the County toward reduced greenhouse emissions goals.

The SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the Early Action Program in 2013, promising to build 79 miles of high-priority projects in 10 years. That commitment assumed the agency would borrow against funds dedicated to active transportation to keep those projects on track. Now is the time to ensure the board keeps that promise by authorizing the sale of sales tax revenue bonds to fund the 70 miles of projects currently being developed.


WHEN:

Friday, January 10, 2019

SANDAG Board of Directors meeting
9 a.m. to noon
WHERE:

SANDAG Board of Directors meeting
Wells Fargo Bank Building, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
San Diego Bike Coalition
SANDAG Board of Directors Agenda


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San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

(Source: Go Mixte)