Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

The October 22, 2020 3:00 PM meeting of the Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization will be held electronically. The public will not be allowed to physically attend this meeting; however, the public is welcome to view or listen to the meeting via Zoom.  Click here for access information.

Members of the public who would like to make public comments during the Public Comments section of the meeting MUST register by emailing sharmon@kerrtarcog.org before noon on Thursday October 22, 2020. You must include your name, the phone number you will be calling from, and email address. You will be recognized for comments in the order that you registered. The time limit for each speaker will be five minutes.

Click here to view agenda and other meeting materials.

NC Moves Survey

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback for the NC Moves 2050 Plan, NCDOT’s update to the state’s long-range transportation plan.  Participate by November 9 to provide comments on the recommended actions designed to provide a responsive, connected and inclusive transportation system.  Your feedback will help guide North Carolina’s future transportation policies and investments. You can learn more about NC Moves 2050 at www.ncmoves.gov.  Or CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Persons who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may, receive interpretive services by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Create a More Bike-Friendly Community

The NC Division of Public Health is offering a limited number of free bike racks, Bike Fixtations, and signage for Bike Fixtations for North Carolina communities. Bike Fixtations are outdoor self-service bike repair stations that can be used to inflate tires or repair a flat. These available amenities can be used to help support North Carolina communities promote and increase physical activity opportunities.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

$1,500 Community Change Grant

America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of their popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.

The goal for this year’s grant awards is to knit together seemingly disparate threads too often considered in isolation, including, but not limited to; racism and the public sphere; climate and environmental justice; access and inclusion; walking and moving as a mechanism for bringing about political change; and how COVID-19, the need for economic recovery and a growing awakening around racial injustice might alter the landscape of our work. Proposed projects should have a particular focus on engaging in key issues of the day with new perspectives and diverse partners/ audiences while highlighting the vital role that walking and transportation patterns can play in a new era.

Funded projects must demonstrate that they will show increased physical activity and active transportation in a specific community, work to engage people and organizations new to the efforts of walking and walkability, and demonstrate a culture of inclusive health and design. Projects will create healthy, active, and engaged communities that support walking as transportation, health, and recreation. Projects must show a strong and intentional foundation of equity and authentic engagement of the whole community.

Applications open October 5th and are due through submission of this form by November 9th at 5:00 pm Eastern.

Awardees will be notified in December 2020. Funds must be used in the 2021 calendar year.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Virtual Transportation Summit

BikeWalk NC is putting on a Transportation Summit November 5–6, 2020. This will be a virtual summit, focusing on Inclusive Transportation.  Registration for the Summit is now open.

In these times when discussions of inclusion and equity are at the forefront, transportation and mobility choices are often the beginning points for inequitable access to jobs, services, and even areas of recreation.

The Summit this year will feature the voices of many people not often heard from. There will be a panel on how to ensure the right people are at the table when discussing transportation projects that will affect them most, discussions on barriers our current transportation systems have on the visually impaired and the mobility disabled, sessions on the effects of land use choices and transportation projects on the environment, and more.

You can find more information about the program and speakers, as well as information about registration, at https://www.bikewalknc.org/nc-bikewalk-summit/

** AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits are being applied for **