How Does Our Region Plan to Get Involved? The Capitol Region could be well positioned to take advantage of future active transportation funding, by identifying the specific investments that are needed to improve bicycle and pedestrian friendliness. CRCOG’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning committee formed a subcommittee, the Active Transportation Initiative Working Group(ATIWG), to take this step. The ATIWG began with bicycle and pedestrian plans that have been developed for the region and some of the towns in the region. Using these as a basis, a new Planwas developed and adopted in 2008, which identifies the key actions needed to create a bike and pedestrian friendly region, a place where people can choose active transport.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (of Oregon) has introduced the Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4722) which will create a competitive active transportation fund, to invest in walking and bicycling improvements in targeted communities around the country.
CRCOG is well positioned to apply for this funding if the Act passes. For more information on this legislation, go to the Rails to Trails discussion of the legislation.
Currently, CRCOG is working to implement as much of the 2008 Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan as possible. Please explore the rest of the bicycle and pedestrian pages to review our efforts.