The Active Transportation Interest Group seeks to build capacity among MPOs and advance the state of planning and implementation for bicycle, pedestrian, and other non-motorized transportation projects and programs. Active Transportation is key to accessing public transportation and enhancing affordable mobility in urban areas, if safe and secure routes are available. This makes planning for active transportation a critical element of the metropolitan transportation planning process.
The purpose of this interest group is to provide a forum for MPO staff to share practices, information, and resources as well as identify needs and gaps. Focus areas to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinating with DOTs and local governments to incorporate safe and accessible active transportation into transportation projects;
- Building and expanding partnerships to advance programs and projects related to active transportation;
- Reducing barriers that can delay implementation of smaller-scale projects that use federal funds, including pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure;
- Identifying opportunities to support accessible planning through environmental justice-based initiatives;
- Advocating for safety through data and storytelling, and collaborating with a diverse group of multi-jurisdictional policymakers and stakeholders who have a similar focus (e.g., Vision Zero, Road to Zero);
- Identifying opportunities, challenges, needs, and emerging issues in active transportation planning; and
- Communicating and sharing best practices, guidance, resources, and activities with other AMPO committees and at AMPO events, as appropriate.
Active Transportation Discussion Forum
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Pueblo Area Council of Governments
Rapides Area Planning Commission
Nick has been working as a Transportation Planner for the past 3 1/2 years. After obtaining his Master’s degree in International Relations, he went to work in disaster response planning — however, after sometime realized he was more interested in transportation in general and active transportation in particular.
Kyle has been a part of the INRCOG team since 2009. He has an extensive background encompassing a wide spectrum of short- and long-term transportation plans and projects. Durant has also been instrumental in securing numerous grants for trail, recreation, and highway initiatives. His leadership extends to various local planning endeavors, including the development of a concept plan for separated colored bike lanes on Park Avenue in Waterloo, the Cedar Valley Trails Wayfinding Signage project, and the 2050 MPO Bikeway Plan.