Summary of TSM Quarterly Training:
Approximately 25 ETC’s, representing almost 40 work locations, attended the TSM Quarterly training on January 21, 2015. Thank you to our host SpringHill Suites and thank you to everyone who attended the training. If you missed the TSM Quarterly training, or you attended and would like copies of the handouts, below are downloadable copies of the documents.
Jeannie Gandler, Community Relations Analyst for the City of Roseville explained the Transit Ambassador Program and handed out a tip card on the program.
Sue Schooley, Alternative Transportation Analyst/TSM Coordinator for the City of Roseville explained the Bike/Walk Ambassador Program and handed out a similar tip card for that program.
In addition, Sue provided an update on the Roseville Transit route changes. As a response to increased demand for the Commuter service to downtown Sacramento one extra route in the morning and afternoon will begin on Monday, January 26. In addition, Roseville Transit will begin Local service from Roseville to Sierra College in Rocklin (Routes E & G). There are also some schedule changes with Routes C & F. All of the bus schedules are available in the printed Bus Services Guides and on the Roseville Transit website, www.roseville.ca.us/transit.
Scott Aaron, Associate Planner for Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) distributed the Bucks for Bikes packets. PCTPA is currently accepting applications for the Bucks for Bikes 2015 incentive program. Interested applicants who work or attend school (must be 18 years of age or older) in Placer County may receive 50% up to $200 towards the cost of a new commuter bike.
The goal of the program is to get commuters out of their single occupancy vehicles and using a non-polluting, traffic relieving mode of travel – bicycling. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in commuting by bike and comes to you in time to start logging your cycling miles for the region’s May is Bike Month promotion.
Applications are being accepted from January 21 through March 9, 2015. The application package and policies are available including a sample email/newsletter for you to send to your tenants and employees. Applications are also available online at www.pctpa.net. Should you have any questions regarding the Bucks for Bikes program, please contact Scott Aaron, PCTPA, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (530) 823-4029 or Sue Schooley, City of Roseville, email@example.com or phone (916) 774-5365.
Please put the Bucks for Bikes flier in your kiosk today and promote this program to your tenants and employees. Also, please forward the sample e-mail with the application guidelines and application to your tenants/employees.
PCTPA and the City of Roseville will be hosting four one-hour cycling clinics. The dates for the public clinics are:
April 8 at 6 p.m. at A-Town Bikes, Auburn – Basic Bicycle Maintenance
April 14 at noon at City of Roseville Civic Center – Smart Cycling Clinic
April 22 at 6 p.m. at PCTPA, Auburn – Smart Cycling Clinic
April 29 at 6 p.m. at Roseville Cyclery, Roseville – Basic Bicycle Maintenance
In addition, we can host a cycling clinic at your work location for your tenants/employees. There are four Bicycling Clinics for your business to choose from. You can offer one clinic or all five.
• Smart Cycling – reasons for bike commuting, five layers of safety, crashes, rules of the road, planning routes, taking your bike on transit, parking, bike security, clothing and equipment
• All Weather Cycling – stay dry when it’s wet, see and be seen in the dark.
• Basic Bicycle Maintenance – fix a flat, adjust your brakes and chain, maintenance tips to keep your bike in good condition.
• Nutrition – tips for fueling and hydration.
Presentations can be tailored to employees’ needs, and are not limited to just commuting and road riding. All sessions are taught by trained instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. If any ETC or employment site is interested in hosting a one hour Smart Cycling Clinic at their employment site (during the lunch hour), please contact Sue Schooley, City of Roseville, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (916) 774-5365.
Spring TSM quarterly Training
Our next TSM quarterly training will be in early April. If you are available to host the meeting, please contact Sue to schedule the date, time and location.
On-site meetings Our next TSM quarterly training will be in March. If you are willing to host this meeting please contact Sue.
If you are a new ETC or haven’t met with Sue Schooley regarding your TSM plan in the past couple of years, please contact Sue email@example.com or phone (916) 774-5365 or Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (916) 746-1285 to schedule an on-site. Also contact Sue or Lisa if you need a new TSM handbook.