Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative Complete Streets Meeting Materials
January 7, 2014 4 Comments
Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative Meeting
Wednesday January 8, 2014 – follow the meeting on social media #lac_cs
- Engage policy makers and partners on best practices for countywide Complete Streets policies
- Share findings from 2013 listening sessions and transportation finance research, and next steps to improve policy and increase investments in walking and bicycling in Los Angeles County
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 and Eric Bruins, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (Presentation)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Best Practices: Hearing from a County Transportation Commission and a local city on how they developed Complete Streets policies, including challenges, lessons learned and opportunities for a regional policy. And we will present best practices and policy ideas to consider for a Complete Streets Policy for Los Angeles County.
Moderator: Madeline Brozen, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
- Stephan Vance, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
- William Galvez, City of Santa Ana, Public Works (also worked on Baldwin Park’s Complete Street Policy) (Presentation)
- Rye Baerg, Safe Routes to School National Partnership (Presentation – Best Practices and Policy)
11:45 – 12:40 Catered Lunch – join one of the tables, each hosted by leaders from throughout LA County – experts in transportation financing, economic and urban development, civic engagement and more.
12:45 – 1:00 Keynote: Manal Aboelata, Prevention Institute (Presentation)
1:00 – 2:00 Discussion: What implementation of a Metro Complete Streets Policy means for LA County, Moderator Ryan Wiggins, Transform and Transportation for America
- What do complete streets mean to you/your community?
- What can metro’s policy do to help achieve complete streets in your community?
2:00 – 2:30 Wrap Up: Next Steps
- Timeline for Metro Complete Streets Policy: Workshop, Draft Policy
- Handout: best practices for integrating active transportation into transportation sales tax measures
- Complete Streets Best Practices and Policy Recommendations
- Implementation Discussion Handout
- List of Meeting Attendees
- Transportation Finance Research
- 2009 National Household Travel Survey – Los Angeles County Data (All Trips)
- 2009 National Household Travel Survey – Los Angeles County (Trips to School)
- California Transportation Sales Taxes – with allocations for Active Transportation and SRTS
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 developing information for partners on potential policy solutions and their impact, through the Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative, which endeavors to support improved transportation policy priorities for Los Angeles County specifically regarding transportation funding, equity, data collection and evaluation.
For more information please visit: http://saferoutescalifornia.org/losangelescounty