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Monday, September 24, 2012

MORPC News: Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Forum folks!


We are still in need of volunteers for our Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts on Wednesday, September 26th. You may signup online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040845A4AE2F4-fall1

The next bi-annual Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Staff (PBS) meeting at MORPC will be held sometime in early 2013. In the meantime, attached are notes and the agenda for the meeting that took place September 5th. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially to our presenters! We heard brief presentations on several local projects including: bicycle safety education (How We Roll), a national bike route through our area (AASHTO Bike Route 50), and the recently dedicated Westerville Bike Hub! Our feature presentation was Dublin’s Bridge Street Corridor, including the bicycle and pedestrian-oriented parts of the plans and Code. PDF copies of our presenters slideshows can be found online in two parts. Part One includes the first through fourth presentations:https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BywtJ8vKvrtndG5WQ3pCU19CSW8. Part Two includes the fifth presentation:https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BywtJ8vKvrtnYTl6MkY1X0NldXc


Meeting Specifics
Goals: The primary goals of these meetings are to provide a forum for local peer exchange on bicycle and pedestrian issues in Central Ohio and to facilitate regional coordination of existing and future projects and issues of mutual concern.
Target audience includes: Staff that work on bicycle and pedestrian issues, such as engineers, planners, consultants, or transit staff.
Focus: local best practices related to the 5 E’s (engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation).
Other MORPC forums you may be interested in, which are coordinated by Amanda McEldowney (amceldowney@morpc.org):
·                The Central Ohio Greenways forums (COG) focus on trail development, planning, and coordination discussions. These forums take place four times a year.
·                The Safe Routes to School forums (SRTS) focus on best practices and coordination of SRTS planning and Walk and Bike to School efforts. These forums take place six times a year.

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