COVID -19 NOTICE!
In accordance with State Executive Orders and local government guidance which find that COVID-19 emergency conditions persist and warrant holding all open and public meetings remotely in accordance with Government Code section 54593, subdivision (e) and other applicable provisions of the Brown Act for remote only teleconference meetings, a physical location will not be provided for the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee meetings. The public is invited to participate telephonically or electronically. Information for participation is included on each agenda.
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC), is an advisory committee of the Napa Valley Transportation Authority established by the NVTA Board of Director’s to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking. The committee works to further the Napa Valley goal of becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly along with promoting sustainable transportation alternatives. The ATAC focuses on countywide interests to reduce congestion and improve air quality by promoting non-motorized (biking and walking) transportation modes as a significant, safe and beneficial transportation options.
2022 Meeting Schedule
The following jurisdictions are seeking member representatives for the NVTA ATAC:
COUNTY OF NAPA
TOWN OF YOUNTVILLE
Apply through your city or county at the links above. Contact Diana Meehan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.
The ATAC advises the NVTA Board of Directors on funding and planning issues for bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs. The ATAC also makes recommendations on the policies for the planning, development, and maintenance of the bicycle and pedestrian network. ATAC’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Review General Plans and specific plans.
- Review existing facilities (pedestrian network, bike routes, trails, parking, etc.).
- Review roadway construction projects and their accommodation of bicyclists and pedestrians (Complete Streets).
- Recommend bicycle and pedestrian projects for city capital improvement projects or for available fund sources.
- Provide input regarding local, state or federal legislation, parking security, enforcement of vehicle code related to bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Promote education efforts, such as Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS)
In addition to Transportation and Recreational benefits, there are four major benefits of creating a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly Napa Valley.
- Attracts business to Napa Valley's vibrant communities.
- Increases property values.
- Provides improved transportation access – Vine Transit, sidewalks, bikeways and greenways.
- More walking/biking foot traffic for businesses.
- “Eyes on the street” - safety increases: commercial, office, and neighborhood areas.
- Reduces health care costs.
- Decreases future capital expense – with complete streets transportation options.
- Improves air quality – asthma, lung disease.
- Reduces obesity, overweight population.
- Reduces cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
- Fewer ER patients and associated costs.
- Lowers general health care costs.
- Improves air quality (Greenhouse gas reduction).
- Reduces carbon footprint – fossil fuel, heat, electricity.
- Reuse of existing infrastructure – infill development.
- Less greenfield develop
- Sustainable transportation option
Quality of Life
- Neighborhood access to parks, greenways, sidewalks.
- More Livable communities.
- Eyes on street – decreases safety concerns.
- Varied access to community services.
- Improves vitality rate/well-being, decrease health concerns.
The ATAC is composed of eleven members. Members are nominated by NVTA member agencies and appointed by the NVTA Board of Directors. Members serve for three-year terms and are eligible for renewal. The qualification for an ATAC member is to either live or work within Napa County.
The ATAC meets the fourth Monday every other month at 5:30pm, currently meeting remotely via Zoom. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all or part of any ATAC meeting.