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
Hey LACBC Fam,
Usually, I write my Off the Chain around the 15th, but this month we wanted to do it early because we have some BIG victories to celebrate. Everything we endorsed on the ballot won! Now in Los Angeles County, Measure M is a reality. Our work won’t end here, but the first step to #makeLACounty bikeable, livable, and connected is complete. There will also be more jobs and housing for all people in Los Angeles thanks to a victory on JJJ. We were part of a coalition to Build a Better LA and we couldn’t be happier. We’ll also see funding for parks with the passage of Measure A, and the equitable growth of green space is coming to your neighborhood. Los Angeles took a stand to support our neighbors who are homeless and say that we won’t stand for it any longer thanks to an HHH victory. Finally, in Santa Monica, LV failed and sustainable development and affordable housing will continue to be a possibility in the city.
LACBC FAM!! WE DID IT!! Our staff worked ridiculously hard during this campaign season and I can’t thank them enough. We’ve been everywhere and doing everything we can to ensure victory and we did it. YOU did everything you could, you hosted personal phone banking parties and knocked on doors, you VOTED. You also showed up to all of our phone banking sessions at HQ and you made sure that other members of LACBC heard why these measures were important and made the right decision at the ballot box. Thank you. We could not have done this without you. As I said, our work isn’t over. These victories mean nothing if we don’t hold elected officials responsible and make sure implementation happens. We’re on the job and ready to do it. Sign up to be a member to celebrate, or support us by making a donation, or sign up to receive our updates. We’re still going to need you. If this election showed us anything, it’s that we’re stronger together. Let’s keep rolling, let’s make our vision of L.A. County a reality.Read more
Bikes taking over the streets at the Pomona Christmas Parade.
Sitting along the eastern edge of L.A. County, the Pomona Valley continues to rise.
Home to Route 66, Claremont Colleges, L.A. County Fairgrounds, La Verne Mansion, and historic Old Town San Dimas, the Pomona Valley is a growing region that is in need of better connectivity.
On top of many transportation improvements, Measure M would bring $3.6 million in local return every year to the Pomona Valley to improve local infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes.
These investments would also supplement the proposed Gold Line extension which will connect Downtown Los Angeles with Claremont.
We spoke with John Trendler of the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, a local chapter of LACBC, to describe the area's current landscape and how Measure M can help #MakeLACounty connected.Read more
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is excited about the many improvements Measure M would bring across L.A. County if it passes on November 8th.
In the South Bay, Measure M would providing additional funding for implementation of the seven-city South Bay Bicycle Master Plan that LACBC helped form and pass in 2011.
LACBC's Planning and Policy Director, Bryan Moller, explains some of the specifics on how Measure M will make the South Bay more livable.
Learn more about Measure M and pledge to vote yes on M this November 8th at la-bike.org/MeasureM.
LACBC Volunteers pose with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Measure M will bring much needed traffic and infrastructure improvements across the county to make the region more connected.
With the election one week away, Los Angeles City Mayor and Metro First Vice Chair Eric Garcetti is enthusiastically drumming up more support for this county measure in the final days.
While hitting the ground to get out the vote at the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station, the Mayor was also in the Halloween spirit as he passed out out candy. Needless to say, many people were taken by surprise when they looked up to see who was making the offering.
LACBC staffers and many of our great San Fernando Valley volunteers also showed up to join the effort while having fun and spreading the word.Read more
At Sunday's CicLAvia - Heart of Los Angeles, LACBC set up a booth at the MacArthur Park hub where we talked to people from all over L.A. County (and beyond). A lot of folks expressed their enthusiasm at the ways in which they have seen improvements in biking in their areas and some expressed how they would like to see more.
Measure M, also known as the Los Angeles County Transportation Plan, has the possibility to #makeLACounty more bikeable, more livable, and more connected. CicLAvia goers shared why they planned to #VoteYesOnM on November 8th and how Measure M can transform L.A. County. See some of the responses below.Read more
A broad coalition came to the L.A. Coliseum on today to support Measure M (photo by Move LA)
As you know, LACBC has endorsed Measure M in the November 8th election because Measure M will make L.A. County more bikeable, connected, and livable. We join a broad group of supporters that includes both partner organizations that we have been working with for years and organizations and groups that we are excited to work with for the first time. While Measure M may be referred to as “The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,” its benefits can be felt beyond transportation in the ways it will affect age-friendly communities, health, education, jobs, the economy, the environment, and more.
We’ve rounded up a few endorsements from organizations that are urging you to #VoteYesOnM on November 8th.Read more
Measure M can mean different things to different people even when you poll a small circle.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition works to make all communities in L.A. County into healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike. Our staff shares these values, but we are also comprised of a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences so that Measure M means different things to each of us.
We asked our staff what Measure M means to each of them and here is what we heard.Read more