AMPO has launched the Active Transportation Working Group. The group seeks to build capacity amongst MPOs and advance the state of planning and implementation for bicycle, pedestrian, and non-motorized transportation projects and programs. Emerging technology and new mobility options have and will continue to fundamentally change the transportation network throughout metropolitan areas. Active transportation planning is a critical element of the metropolitan transportation planning process.
The purpose of this newly developed working group will be 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 road/street 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
Join the Active Transportation working group leadership team and its members on the My AMPO discussion forum. Click My AMPO on the top right side of this page and log in to join the discussion. If you have any questions, click the how-to instructions below.
- Rachael Pawlak, East-West Gateway Council of Government
- Chelsea Phlegar, Waco MPO
- Alex Rotenberry, Mid-America Regional Council
- Gena Torres, Hillsborough County MPO
- Ellen Zavisca, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
- Caitlin Cook: email@example.com