November 20, 2013 Leave a comment
In certain communities across California, students not only have to worry about hostile traffic conditions while walking and bicycling to school, but also about crossing multiple gang turfs. Not only does this prevent them from being physically active, it also affects their ability to learn and attend classes. Safety is necessary and integral for community health but how do communities incorporate violence prevention and land use decisions to get youth safely to and from school?
Join the California Endowment (TCE), LAANE, and Policy Link and partners across the state on Monday December 9th to learn about the innovative efforts of community stakeholders in one community in Los Angeles who have worked with representatives of school, law enforcement, transportation, and small business to create a Safe Passages to School program that not only promotes walking and biking, but also increases attendance rates and socio-emotional wellbeing. The meeting will also include information about funding opportunities through the newly created Active Transportation Program that could support programs like Safe Passages and others that provide youth and their families more options to improve their communities. Read more of this post