Today is Mobility Monday! Please take action today by emailing, tweeting, or sharing our social media to make sure that the Budget & Finance Committee knows you want to #makeLAcity a safe place to bike and walk. Together we can eliminate traffic fatalities in Los Angeles!
In addition to taking action throughout #MobilityMonday by sending in emails or engaging on social media, join us this morning, Monday, May 1, at 9:00am in L.A. City Hall Room 340, when the Budget & Finance Committee will discuss how to fully fund active transportation in the 2017-2018 City Budget.
LACBC is advocating that the City:
- Meaningfully increase funding for Vision Zero while decoupling funding for road resurfacing and Vision Zero efforts so the public has an accurate understanding of how money is being prioritized;
- Increase funding to the budget line items related to the City’s bicycle program;
- Dedicate 10% from local return dollars from Measure M for anti-displacement measures that will go towards protecting residents from the unintended consequences of infrastructure investment;
- Prioritize Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color by applying an equity lens to active transportation spending
The City of Los Angeles will soon receive about $50 million dollars annually from Measure M local return. We need you to tell City Council to spend that money on projects that create safer streets to achieve Vision Zero and prioritize transportation equity.Read more
Last Thursday, January 12th, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s office and LADOT hosted a community meeting on the future of the western edge of Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills between Sale Ave. and Royer St. Following last December’s brainstorming meeting with community members, this recent meeting allowed people to discuss more concrete ideas and concepts. The room was full of residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. There were interactive tables where people could place different street elements on a blank canvas to try out their ideas and discuss how they would work. Consultants from Sam Schwartz Engineering photographed the configurations that people came up with and later shared them with the larger group to discuss.
This stretch of the Ventura Blvd. is a neighborhood commercial corridor with a number of neighborhood-serving businesses. Currently the 90-foot-wide street has three travel lanes on each side, 5-foot bike lanes on each side, and parallel parking on the curb. Through traffic travels at a high speed so that people do not feel safe walking and biking on the street. Crossing distances are too long, or crossings do not exist for a long distance, which means that people cannot safely cross where they need to.