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U.S. Transportation Chief Challenges Mayors to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has issued a challenge to mayors and local elected officials to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists over the next year.  Mayors' Challenge participants will be invited to attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets in March 2015, and their cities will spend a year helping their communities undertake seven activities to improve safety.
 

TRB Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection Published

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The Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection has just been published. The book describes methods and technologies for counting pedestrians and bicyclists, offers guidance on developing a non-motorized count program, gives suggestions on selecting appropriate counting methods and technologies, and provides examples of how organizations have used non-motorized count data to better fulfill their missions.
 

See How the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Uses TIMS

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The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a countywide bicycle advocacy organization that has been in existence since 1998. It engages in advocacy throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. 

See How Elk Grove Unified School District Uses TIMS

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The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth largest in the state. It covers 320 square miles—about 1/3 of Sacramento County. The district is made up of urban, rural and suburban areas and includes the communities of Elk Grove, Florin, Franklin, Laguna Creek, Laguna West, Rancho Murieta, Sacramento, Sheldon, Sloughhouse, Valley Hi, Wilton, and a portion of the City of Rancho Cordova.
 

See How the CHP's Motorcyclist Safety Program Uses TIMS

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP)'s Corridor Safety Programs Unit administers the Motorcycle Enforcement and Education grant program, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, now in its third year. 
 
As a Staff Services Analyst working in the program, Matt Ramsey prepares the operational plan for the start of each grant year. This plan identifies suggested areas for the eight CHP Division coordinators to target education and enforcement.

See How Solano Transportation Authority Uses TIMS

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The Solano Transportation Authority serves the transportation needs of the County of Solano and the eight cities located in the county.

As an associate planner concerned with the STA's Safe Routes to Transit and Safe Routes to School programs, Sofia Recalde is concerned with identifying ways to collect data on walking and bicycling safety.

See How California Walks Uses TIMS

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California Walks is a statewide walking advocacy organization of affiliated nonprofit and volunteer groups dedicated to creating healthy, safe, and walkable communities with particular focus on healthy equity and communities disparately impacted by pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Final 2012 SWITRS Data Added to TIMS

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As of September 5, the final version of the 2012 SWTIRS data has been added to TIMS. The SWITRS GIS Map, SWITRS Query & Map and the complete data download from the SWITRS resource page have been updated.

Let's Move, Encinitas!: community-based transportation plan

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The City, in partnership with the local non-profit organization Circulate San Diego (formerly WalkSanDiego), has been awarded a Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) grant through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to create a city-wide pedestrian travel and safe routes to school plan.

San Jose Multi-Generational STEPS Program

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With generous funding from The Health Trust of Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, California Walks in partnership with the  Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County are working together to promote physical activity and active transportation (walking and biking) for residents of all ages by engaging and empowering residents to influence  policy and land use changes that will  improve pedestrian safety and walkability in two predom

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