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
Yesterday the City of Los Angeles took an important step in making the award-winning vision of the Mobility Plan 2035 and Mayor Garcettii’s Vision Zero directive realities. The Transportation Committee's 3-2 vote to allocate 60% of local return to Vision Zero funding, 10% to bike infrastructure, 10% to sidewalk repair and reconstruction, and 20% to median island and curb extension improvements marks a positive step forward for active transportation advocates.Read more