Our Next meeting will be Oct. 20, 2016

Puncture weed, gravel on the trail. When you see a problem, please contact Connie Grant of the Corps.  509-751-0240 Corps office, or  509-751-0245 (Connie’s number)

Master Bicycle Plan 

The Bicycle Master Plan started it's 30 day public comment period today. The plan documents can be found at the following location along with instructions for submitting comments. You must submit comments no later than 26 MAY 2015. The entire bicycling community is encouraged to read through the plan and submit comments. This Plan will define the path forward for the next several years with regard to bicycle development in the LC Valley. 

, Asotin, Washington, 99402.

LCBA’s appreciation for communication and teamwork is their strongest asset at the beginning of what will, hopefully, be a long presence in the area. Their membership currently accounts for around 40 people, but expects to attract cross-sectional representation across demographics as they present what they can offer to the community based on multiple survey responses collected from the public. With regular meetings on the third Thursday of every month, the organization looks to be well on its way to making positive change for residents and visitors alike.--Bicycle Paper

Next Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 pm
Bell building 215 D Street  Conference Room upstairs.

Recent Announcements

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Where the Sidewalk Ends . . 


 Shel Silverstein discovered a world of fantasy and magic. Too often Lewis Clark Valley pedestrians and cyclists just find gravel, a pothole or two, and a feeling that you . . . 

. . . just can't get there from here.

If you would like to restore the magic, or even just extend the sidewalk, come join us.

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  • Input wanted for Asotin Oct 27

    Looks like the best day and time will be to meet on Thursday, October 27th, 10:00 AM – Noon.  We will meet at Asotin City Hall in the council chambers.  As a reminder, the purpose of this next meeting will be to review Existing Conditions for the City’s transportation network, excluding the State highway system.  This conversation should get the conversation started on what type of improvements may be necessary.
    Let me know if you have any questions before then. 
    Stillman Norton, P.E.
    Project Manager | Keller Associates, Inc.
    733 5th Street, Suite A | Clarkston | Washington 99403
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 9:28 AM by Corrie Rosetti
  • Idaho: more funds for walking and biking infrastructure
    Additional Funds Targeted for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

    I am very pleased to announce that at a special meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board on September 12th, ITD’s Chief Operating Officer Jim Carpenter recommended using some recently available Federal funds solely for safety projects on the state and local highway systems.  This included $1.4 million dedicated to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  These additional TAP funds must be targeted for use on infrastructure projects aimed at reducing serious injury accidents and fatalities of cyclists and pedestrians.  The Board unanimously approved Jim’s recommendation.--Brian Shea of ITD on Sept. 29m 19`5

    Is there a downside? 

    Well, application for those funds needs to be submitted by Nov. 4, 2016. Fortunately Idaho has a man on the job. 
    • Jared Holyoak, our Transportation Alternatives Program Manager, is finalizing an application process for these additional funds which will be limited to infrastructure improvements aimed at reducing fatal and serious injury crashes that involve pedestrians and bicyclists. 
    • This application is available at http://itd.idaho.gov/ContractingServices/TAP/default.htm.  The application will be due by November 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. MST. 

    •  Eligibility for these one-time funds will be based on the number of Fatal and Serious Injury (Type A) crashes based on our 5-year crash data from 2011 through 2015. 

    •  This federal funded program will require a local match not less than 7.34%. 

    •  Any projects selected will need to commit to an accelerated schedule to complete the design and advertise the project for construction bids by August 1, 2017.

    To understand how this one-time funding became available, a little explanation is necessary.  Congress generally apportions funds for transportation purposes on an annual basis.  However, because Congress wants to keep somewhat of a brake on transportation spending, states are never given permission to spend 100% of what they were apportioned.  Idaho is generally given permission to spend or obligate only about 94% of our total apportionment each year.  This limit is called our Obligation Authority or OA.  Our Department goes to great lengths every year to make sure that we have committed to spend or obligate the entire 94% within the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY).  Other states are not as efficient and often fail to obligate their available OA funds before the FFY begins to wind down.   Because the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) wants to ensure that 100% of the nation’s OA is obligated on a timely basis, FHWA sweeps any unobligated funds and redistributes them to states such as Idaho who can quickly obligate them on projects.

     For FFY 2016 Idaho recently received $21.7 million in redistributed OA from other states.  That amount brought Idaho’s total obligation authority to 102.2% of our apportionment.  The Idaho Transportation Board has a policy which determines how any redistributed OA is allocated to local agencies and ITD programs.  However, the policy does not cover redistributed amounts in excess of 100% of the total Federal apportionment.  The remaining 2.2% made available $6.4 million in unallocated funds.  As noted above, Jim Carpenter recommended using these unallocated monies solely for safety projects targeted at enhancing the safety of the travelling public across all surface modes.  Specifically, the $6.4 million breaks down as follows: 

    ·         $2.5 million to the Strategic Initiatives Program

    ·         $2.5 million to the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program, and

    ·         $1.4 million to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

    In summary, I’m proud to work for a Department that has a safety goal of zero traffic deaths.   And, I am particularly proud ITD has dedicated 100% of the unallocated $6.4 million in OA received from FHWA for FFY 2016 solely to safety projects with $1.4 million of that targeted at improving the infrastructure for some of the state’s most vulnerable users of our transportation system, namely pedestrians and bicyclists.  

    Please let me know if you have any questions about the funding.  If you have questions about the application or the application process, please direct those questions to Jared no earlier than sometime next week at jared.holyoak@itd.idaho.gov.

     Source: an email from Brian M. Shea

    Senior Transportation Planner

    Planning Services, Division of Engineering Services

    Idaho Transportation Department

    P.O. Box 7129

    3311 West State Street

    Boise, ID 83707-1129

    208.334.8828 - Office

    208.334.4432 - Fax


    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 1:49 PM by Corrie Rosetti
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