Gateways Cities Council of Governments – Strategic Transportation Plan
February 11, 2014 1 Comment
The Gateway Cities Council of Governments’ (GCCOG) consensus-building process to identify solutions to regional challenges is an exciting model for the rest of Los Angeles County. Particularly noteworthy is GCCOG’s leadership in creating finance strategies for each of the identified regional priorities and then positioning the subregion for significant investment in transportation infrastructure.
At its December 2013 General Assembly, GCCOG articulated the need for the Strategic Transportation Plan and outlined the following regional goals:
- Improve regional coordination and collaboration, and determine how local transportation challenges can be matched with local solutions, including financing strategies,
- Assess how regional and sub-regional transportation projects affect local communities, and
- Develop tools to analyze local and regional interactions and transportation trends.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition have reviewed the Gateways Cities Council of Governments Strategic Transportation Plan and have drafted a comment letter which we will be submitting next week. We appreciate the Gateway Cities COG’s openness to feedback and input from partners, and for extending the deadline for the comment period.
We invite our partners to sign on to our letter or submit a letter of their own. View our comment letter here.
Los Angeles County Cities included in this endeavor: Artesia, Avalon, Bell , Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Industry, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, and Whittier.
And a special thanks to those who attended the workshop in August to provide input to this plan.