Preston Melbourne-Weaver pledged support 2016-09-13 17:08:26 -0700138 votes
Measure M Passes! (November 8, 2016)
Together, we’ve done it! We’ve helped pass Measure M and secured a sustained funding source for walking and bicycling projects throughout Los Angeles County.
The Measure M campaign has shown us that a strong and diverse coalition of groups can come together and rally behind something that affects us all. Transportation brought together organizations with a variety of core missions that include public health, expanding business, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and of course, bike issues. On top of that, Measure M’s passage demonstrates L.A. County residents’ desire to create real transportation options.
While we celebrate the success of our campaign to #MakeLACounty bikeable, livable, and connected, we’re building on that momentum and already planning the next steps needed to ensure our tax dollars are spent on projects that matter to us. Through Measure M’s local return, cities receive money to spend on transportation projects. At LACBC, we’re targeting that at least 10% of that local-return be spent on projects to improve walking and bicycling.
It is crucial for you, our supporters, to be involved in working with your city council on this set-aside for active transportation. Please stay tuned to our emails as we get this process started. Sign up to be a member and join our continued efforts to #MakeLACounty a healthy, safe, and fun place to bike. Thank you for your support.
What is Measure M?
Measure M, known as the “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,” is a half-cent sales tax ballot measure that L.A. County residents voted to pass on November 8, 2016. The measure will provide approximately $120 billion over 40 years for transportation projects. Of that money, over $4 billion is set aside for walking and biking. Measure M will give Los Angeles County its first sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.
Why support Measure M?
Measure M will #makeLACounty...Measure M will take Los Angeles County to the next level of bicycle infrastructure. For example, bicycling from the Valley to Long Beach on the Los Angeles River will finally be made possible, by connecting through the downtown section of the Los Angeles River from the Elysian Valley to Maywood.
With Measure M, communities will become more livable with better amenities for people who walk and bike. With sustainable local funding, cities will be able to make streets safer for all people who want to age, live, work and play in place. More livable communities means better quality of life for you and everyone you love.Not only will Measure M further connect Los Angeles County by expanding our rail network, but it will link communities to each other. You will have more reliable and efficient options to get to the people and places that matter. Measure M will bring Los Angeles County together.
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Preston Melbourne-Weaver answered 2016-08-31 11:50:50 -0700Q: Which part of Los Angeles do you want to be Neighborhood Bike Ambassador in?
A: Los Angeles - East/Northeast (east of the LA River)
What is the Neighborhood Bike Ambassador Program?
The Neighborhood Bike Ambassador program is a new way for LACBC members & volunteers to work on neighborhood-scale projects and organize local support for bike projects and LACBC campaigns in the City of Los Angeles.
This new LACBC initiative is to support the implementation of the City of LA bicycle master plan. Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors will work on one of 5 City of LA area committees: the Valley, South LA, the Westside, Central LA, and the Eastside/Northeast LA.
What do Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors Do?
Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors build local street level support for bike projects like bike lanes, boulevards, bike parking corrals, bike friendly business districts and more. Bike Ambassadors will work with Neighborhood Councils and other local neighborhood & community groups including local businesses, schools, churches, etc to build awareness & support for projects, create safer streets, and help make Los Angeles healthier. Ambassadors will organize community bike rides and other fun and educational events to help get more Angelenos out cycling.
Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors will meet monthly starting in early fall 2012 and each area committee will generate a set of goals to pursue over the coming months.
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Preston Melbourne-Weaver commented on How do YOU #bikeLA? 2016-08-31 11:17:32 -0700Grew up mountain biking in the Sierra Nevadas in Auburn, Ca. Moved to LA and was smitten by the (mostly) flat roads and the ability to breeze by traffic. Designated bike paths get me weirdly excited.
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