Advocacy Committee

We’re having our Annual Meeting on Nov 20th @ 7pm at Boulders on Broadway. This week we’re doing a series of blog posts about each committee, their goals, and what you can do to help.

TBAG Advocacy Committee

Description:
The advocacy committee has on-going presence on relevant transportation planning committees including the City of Tempe’s multi-modal subcommittee and the Maricopa Association of Governments bicycle and pedestrian policy committee. TBAG is an active member of the valley-wide Livable Communities Coalition, and regularly attends other meetings relating to region-wide planning processes, such as the Discovery Triangle. (http://sonoraninstitute.org/where-we-work/southwest/sun-corridor-legacy/livable-communities-coalition.html)

Committee Chair:
Aaron Golub (aaron@biketempe.org)

2011 Accomplishments:
– Attended monthly City of Tempe Multi-modal subcommittee meetings
– Attended monthly Maricopa Association of Governments bicycle and pedestrian policy committee
– Attended monthly Livable Communities Coalition meetings
– Assisted with the implementation and execution of the City of Tempe Bike Count
– Co-authored final City of Tempe Bike Count analysis and report
– Co-authored language for “Safe Driving and Bicycling in Tempe” flyer mailed to all City of Tempe households in monthly water bill
– Met with ASU College of Design to plan a Spring 2012 studio class which will develop bike safety campaign

2012 Goals:
– Complete bike safety campaign with College of Design
– Assist with 2012 City of Tempe Bike Count
– Attend monthly City of Tempe Transportation Commission Meetings
– Attend monthly Maricopa Association of Governments bicycle and pedestrian policy committee
– Attend monthly Livable Communities Coalition meetings

Help Wanted:
1. We need more folks to help attend planning meetings and add to our voice in the region
2. We need ideas for safety campaigns and help with getting them realized.
3. We need help with executing the 2012 bike count.
4. We need help with performing analysis of 2012 bike count data
5. We need help with the Spring 2012 Design Studio class to develop safety campaign