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File #: 2021-0630   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: CONSIDER: A. AWARDING $5 million to 13 new Open and Slow Streets events scheduled through December 2023 (Attachment B-1); and B. REPROGRAMMING of any Cycle Three and FY 2020 Mini-Cycle Funding not expended by December 31, 2021 towards the next highest scored event(s) applied for in Cycle Four (Attachment B-1).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Application, Bicycling, Board approved a Motion, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Council Of Governments, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Maps, Memorandum Of Understanding, Metro’s Open Streets Grant Program, Motion / Motion Response, Nonmotorized transportation, Open Street Grant Program (Project), Open Streets, Outreach, Partnerships, Pedestrians, Program, Program Management, Proposition C, Public Transportation, Southern California Association Of Governments, Strategic planning, Technical Advisory Committee, Transportation Demand Management, Transportation system management, Travel demand management, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - June 2013 Metro Board Motion 72, 2. Attachment B-1 – Open Streets Cycle Four Scoring and Funding, 3. Attachment B-2 - Open Street Cycle 4 Map, 4. Attachment C – Open Streets Cycle Four Application Package & Guidelines, 5. Presentation
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: OPEN AND SLOW STREETS GRANT PROGRAM CYCLE FOUR

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AWARDING $5 million to 13 new Open and Slow Streets events scheduled through December 2023 (Attachment B-1); and

B. REPROGRAMMING of any Cycle Three and FY 2020 Mini-Cycle Funding not expended by December 31, 2021 towards the next highest scored event(s) applied for in Cycle Four (Attachment B-1).

Issue
ISSUE

In September 2013, the Metro Board approved the Open Streets Competitive Grant Program framework to fund a series of regional car-free events in response to the June 2013 Board Motion 72. The approved framework includes the following:

? An annual allocation up to $2.5 million.
? Competitive process and program.
? Technical process to collect data and evaluate the events.

In June 2021, the Metro Board approved the initiation of Cycle Four of the Open and Slow Streets Grant Program (Attachment C) and increased the annual funding allocation to $2.5 million. The Cycle Four recommendation includes funding for 13 new events and supplemental programmatic elements, for a total of $5 million over 2 calendar years. This funding recommendation is within the approved framework of an annual allocation of up to $2.5 million. Board approval is necessary to program the funds to 13 Cycle Four events and authorize reprogramming of any Cycle Three and FY2020 Mini-Cycle funding towards the next highest scored Cycle Four event(s).

Background
BACKGROUND

Open and Slow Street events are temporary occurrences funded by grants that close public streets to automobile traffic and open them for bicyclists and pedestrians to provide opportunities to experience walking, riding a bike, and riding transit possibly for the first time. In addition, the program encourages future mode shift to walking, bicycling and public transportation, and promotes civic eng...

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