2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Public Workshop #1
SLOCOG conducted a public hearing in the Atascadero City Hall Council Chambers on Wednesday, January 7th following the installation of new board members. The SLOCOG Board had previously authorized staff to finalize and release the Draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for public review and initiation of the public comment period at its December 3rd meeting in Grover Beach. Additionally, SLOCOG has two interactive web tools at slocogconnectingcommunities.com
: (1) an interactive transportation budgeting tool; and (2) an interactive web-mapping tool to provide comments on the proposed RTP projects (the four maps include: highways, streets and roads projects; active transportation projects; system efficiency projects; and an blank map for open-ended comments).
The 2014 RTP includes a balanced multi-modal transportation investment strategy that addressing how SLOCOG proposes to maximize system efficiencies through implementation of transportation demand and system management techniques; enhanced transit services; and improvements to state highways, routes of regional significance, local streets, and bike and pedestrian improvement projects. The â€œfinancially-constrainedâ€ project list is meant to identify those projects that could be funded and constructed over the next 20+-year planning horizon.
The 2014 RTP includes a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), which must identify how the region will accommodate the expected growth in population, housing, and employment while achieving goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light-duty trucks. The SCS takes a big-picture look at how we can grow over time in a way that uses resources efficiently, protects existing communities, conserves farmland and open space, and supports our local economy.
The full document is available for download at slocogconnectingcommunities.com
. Individual chapters and appendices can be downloaded separately. Other material on the website include 25 large-format land use scenario maps arranged by subregion, all maps included in the document, and extensive CommunityViz performance indicators from the Regional Land Use Model (RLUM).
More information can be found in the staff report.
Questions? Contact Steve Devencenzi at 805-781-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.