LAUSD to Metro: Address Student Moblity Needs in the draft 2014 Short Range Transportation Plan
June 9, 2014 1 Comment
6/11/14 Update: Unanimous support from LAUSD board – resolution passed!
At LAUSD June 10th Board meeting, board members will consider a resolution: on behalf of the approximately 600,000 non-driving youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the many employees who commute to serve them, the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District urges the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to invest more resources in Active Transportation planning and funding and to increase support for Safe Routes to School Programs. See the full resolution here.It is exciting to see more and more leaders weigh in on Metro’s Draft 10 year short range transportation plan that allocates a mere 0.6% of the plan to first/last mile, safe routes to schools and other walking and bicycling investments for all of LA County up until 2024.
Help us change this $88B dollar investment plan that is leaving out significant forms of mobility for all – active transportation! Over 40 organizations (and still growing) have signed on to our comment letter, join us in letting Metro Directors know this region has a different vision for our draft short range transportation plan, one that takes into account walking and bicycling for all those traveling in the region, particularly youth, with a robust strategic plan with funding priorities and allocations.