City of LA considers funding City-Wide Safe Routes to School Plan

Isabelle at her elementary school in Echo Park, Los Angeles

Wednesday March 9th, the City of LA Transportation Committee will be considering funding a Strategic City-Wide Safe Routes to School Plan for $1.2M.  This is extraordinarily exciting.  City of LA Department of Transportation (DOT) staff is recommending using collision data to prioritize the city’s efforts and develop a meaningful approach to making communities in the city more walkable and bikable for students and their families on their way to school.  The Safe Routes to National Partnership is also recommending that the City also use socio-economic data in the prioritization as we know that children and their families in low income communities suffer a disproportionate burden of disease and injury.

We need your support on this important decision – help me convey to City of LA Transportation Committee members on why this is critically important and why funding this plan will position the City to be more competitive for future funds and most importantly create a strategic framework for making the City’s communities safer.

What can you do to help?

  • Email a comment letter and/or attend in person and provide public comments  (letter template and talking points here)
  • The meeting is Wednesday March 9, 2011 2pm
  • Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring Street, Room 1010
  • Comment letter I’ll be submitting (to be posted soon – still working on it)

As of background see the comments made in December to the committee regarding this idea.

One Response to City of LA considers funding City-Wide Safe Routes to School Plan

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