The Bike & Stride program continues to reach out to schools across Tulare County. TCAG visited Pixley Elementary School Harvest Festival, Co-sponsored the Exeter Youth Bike Rodeo and made stops at City of Tulare Expanded Learning Programs. Bike & Stride’s goal is to promote bike and pedestrian safety for kids in a fun and interactive way, and to promote use of safety equipment and informing kids of the rules of riding, and the rules of the road. Bike and Stride also promotes air quality improvement through the Walk & Roll Air Quality Art Contest, and informs kids at the outreach events of how their behavior can positively impact the world.
How can we help keep our air clean? Walking, Biking, Skateboarding? Draw your ideas! Enter into our art contest, 5 winners get a bike!
For Grades K-12. Please use an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet to create your poster. Please put name, grade, school, and phone number on the back of your art. Winners will be awarded a bike at our December 12th board meeting. Submit entries to your local library or 210 N. Church St., Suite B, Visalia, CA 93291. Contact Brideget Moore or Philip Shabanov @ 559-623-0450 with questions. Please put a helmet on any riders on your art submission.
Remember, it’s SUPER COOL to WALK AND ROLL to school! Celebrate Walk and Roll to School day November 10th by walking or rolling to school.
210 North Church St. Suite B.
Visalia, California 93291
Dinuba Exeter Farmersville Lindsay Porterville Tulare Visalia Woodlake County of Tulare
August 2, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Brideget Moore BMMoore@nulltularecog.org
Southern Sierra Cyclists to make a donation to Bike N’ Stride-Tulare County
Southern Sierra Cyclist is scheduled to make a donation of $500.00 to the Tulare County Association of Governments Bike N’ Stride-Tulare County for the purchase of bicycle helmets to extend the outreach efforts to promote continued bike and pedestrian safety endeavors.
TCAG was awarded a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5304 Sustainable Communities Grant in April 2015 to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety in Tulare County. The program was named the Bike N’ Stride program. Its goal was to enhance existing bike and pedestrian outreach efforts to include underserved communities and elementary school age kids as well as ensure that future transportation investments would better reflect the needs of our county.
TCAG partnered with local law enforcement, rail safety staff, and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee to engage the public in safe walking and biking practices through live demonstrations, providing bike and pedestrian safety equipment, and increased access to information. TCAG was able to reach well over 600 kids in addition to their families at elementary school events. Through outreach and interaction with other community partners and based on law enforcement and agencies requests, there is a greater need for partnering to provide safety information and bicycle helmets to kids. As the FTA grant funds near their end, new resources, such as donations, are sought to continue the work of the Bike N’ Stride program.
TCAG would like to extend their appreciation to Southern Sierra Cyclists for their partnering efforts at the Tulare County Association Board Meeting.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lindsay Wellness Center
860 N. Sequoia
Lindsay, CA 93247
TCAG is in the process of preparing its first Regional Active Transportation Plan (RATP). The goal of the plan, called “Walk ‘n Bike Tulare County” for public-outreach purposes, is to make walking and biking throughout the county safer and more convenient. Toward that end, the plan will identify the highest-priority pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the county’s eight cities and its unincorporated areas. The plan will be the foundation for the pedestrian and bicycle component of the Tulare County Regional Transportation Plan.
The public review draft of the plan was released on March 22, 2016. Comments were requested by April 22, 2016 and were summarized at the TCAG Governing Board meeting on April 25. The comments were reviewed and appropriate changes and additions incorporated into the Final Draft RATP.
The Final Draft plan is now available:
You can also get a copy by contacting TCAG, 210 North Church St., Suite B, Visalia, California 93291 Phone (559)623-0450, Fax (559)733-6720 www.tularecog.org
You are invited to review and submit comments or questions on the draft plan until April 21, 2016. To submit a question or comment click here. You may also contact Roberto Brady, TCAG’s Project Manager, at RBrady@nulltularecog.org or at (559) 623-0451.