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File #: 20-1375    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/8/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board: 1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition's efforts to support the Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County's standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Bike Coalition Map Funding Request
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Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board:
1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition's efforts to support the Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County's standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC, Bike Coalition) is a member-supported nonprofit organization with a mission to help Tahoe become more bicycle friendly. We promote opportunities for more people to ride bikes in Tahoe, provide free valet parking for bicycles at community events, co-host the annual Lake Tahoe Bicycle Challenge each June, and produce the well-known Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map.

LTBC maintains two comprehensive maps of the bicycle network in the Tahoe Truckee region. Our online map (at https://map.tahoebike.org/) is updated several times annually with new trails and includes unique features such as identifying which trails are plowed in the winter. LTBC also updates, prints, and distributes a free paper map (https://www.tahoebike.org/where-to-ride/bike-map/) to visitor centers, bicycle shops, public agencies, hotels, and other visitor hubs throughout the region. Together, the maps provide residents and visitors with reliable information about where they can ride their bicycle safely and promotes bicycling as a safe and efficient alternative to driving.

LTBC is seeking $5,000 from each local, state, and regional public agency in the Tahoe-Truckee region to continue updating, printing, and distributing the online and paper bicycle maps for the next two to three years. Local and regional public agencies, like you, commonly fund bike maps because they highlight the outstanding facilities you build and maintain...

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