Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative – January Meeting
November 18, 2013 3 Comments
In Los Angeles County, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition are working to support improved policies and increased levels of funding for active transportation and complete streets. One of the ways SRTSNP and LACBC do that is by supporting a Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative, which endeavors to impact transportation policy priorities for Los Angeles County specifically regarding transportation funding, equity, data collection and evaluation.
During 2013 we convened four distinct and different meetings with various partners throughout Los Angeles County: Community Based Organizations, Public Agency staffers, Elected officials and business leaders. Please save the date for our next Los Angeles Collaborative Convening on January 8, 2014 at 8am where we will be working to bring all our partners together to discuss:
- Transportation Finance for the Los Angeles County Region
- What we learned from our partners in 2013 in our meetings and listening sessions
- Transportation Policy Goals for the Los Angeles County Region – key happenings in 2014
- Engage policy makers and partners on content of a Metro County level Complete Streets Policy Best Practices
- Create a dialogue among Complete Streets Practioners and Implementers
- Inspire partners and us to keep moving goals forward for a more multi-modal Los Angeles County Region
Save the date: Wednesday January 8th, 9am at the California Endowment offices in downtown LA and kick off the new year by getting fired up about a more multi-modal Los Angeles County transportation network. We are excited to have Prevention Institute as a partner in this event. Space is limited and RSVP’s are required.
9:00 – 9:15 Check-in: Breakfast
9:15 – 10:15 Orientation: Presentation of Los Angeles County transportation finance research and recommendations, 2013 listening sessions recap, feedback from partners – led by Jessica Meaney, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
10:30 – 11:30 Best Practices: Hearing from other County Transportation Commissions on how they developed countywide Complete Streets policies, including challenges, lessons learned and opportunities
11:45 – 12:45 Catered Lunch: Each one of our tables will be hosted by a leading thinker working on transportation in LA County
12:45 – 1:00 Keynote: Manal Aboelata, Prevention Institute
1:00 – 2:00 Panel Discussion: What implementation of a Metro Complete Streets Policy means for LA County
2:00 – 2:30 Wrap Up: Next Steps
Timeline for Metro Complete Streets Policy
Handout: best practices for integrating active transportation into transportation sales tax measures
For more information on our Los Angeles County work please click here.