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File #: 20-1051    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/4/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action: 9/22/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Director of Transportation to accept and execute Grant Agreement PS21036 in the amount of $100,000 with the State of California - Office of Traffic Safety, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program, to develop an educational/community outreach program focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety; and 2) Delegate authority to the Director of Transportation to execute any contract amendments or extensions that do not increase net county cost, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: California Office of Traffic Safety Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, 2. B - OTS Grant Agreement _PS21036, 3. Executed Grant Agreement - PS21036
Related files: 20-1351
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Director of Transportation to accept and execute Grant Agreement PS21036 in the amount of $100,000 with the State of California - Office of Traffic Safety, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program, to develop an educational/community outreach program focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety; and
2) Delegate authority to the Director of Transportation to execute any contract amendments or extensions that do not increase net county cost, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: California Office of Traffic Safety Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Department of Transportation (Transportation) has been selected to receive a grant from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education Program. Grant funds, if accepted, will be used to develop an educational/community outreach program focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety with a specific emphasis for non-motorized users under the age of 18. The intent of the program is to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Transportation recognizes the potential of a pedestrian and bicycle safety education program to encourage safe cycling and walking behaviors for users of the County's growing active transportation network. Additionally, education programs, as components of larger transportation infrastructure projects, often contribute to more favorable scoring when applying for competitive state and federal grant funding.

Efforts of the County’s program will be focused on target audiences in areas of the County where data shows a disproportionately high risk of pedestrian and bicycle crashes and injuries, especially for school-age children. Grant funds would be used on virtual public invo...

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