Focus Cities: The Tripping Point is HERE! Sign Up
This post, by our partners at Los Angeles Walks, has been made possible by the grant-funded Focus Cities California program, a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks, which supports increased safety in walking and biking.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Tripping Point advocacy training summit for smooth sidewalks and safe, healhty streets is this Saturday! REGISTER NOW before we reach capacity and close sign-ups. FREE!
Ask an Angeleno basic questions about our city streets, like how to request a curb ramp, what the heck an “unmarked crosswalk” is, or how to improve a bus stop, and you’re likely to get a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Los Angeles Walks is out to change that through The Tripping Point, a FREE half-day advocacy training summit we’re co-hosting this Saturday, June 10th in Boyle Heights.
What you’ll get at The Tripping Point:
The skills, tools, strategies, and insights you need to more effectively shape your world.
A fundamental understanding of the who, what, where, when, why of transportation, streets, and sidewalks in LA.
A chance to meet decision-makers and practitioners who build our urban environment.
Food! Light breakfast and lunch are included.
Need Spanish translation or childcare? We’ve got that too.
Here’s why you should register today:
Because now is the time for Angelenos to understand how our built environment takes shape, who determines its form, and how to influence the process.
The City of Los Angeles is in the midst of a Mobility Moment. In the last year alone:
LA City Council adopted the sweeping and ambitious Mobility Plan 2035.
LA County voters passed Measure M, expressing overwhelming support for public transit expansion.
LA Bureau of Engineering launched Safe Sidewalks LA, finally committing to repair our sidewalk network.
LA Dept. of Transportation released a Vision Zero Action Plan outlining safety solutions for 40 priority roadway corridors in 2017.
LA City Council increased the City’s Vision Zero budget from $3 million in 2017 to $27.2 million in 2018.
So, join us this Saturday, June 10th at Puente Learning Center in Boyle Heights from 9am to 2pm for keynotes, interactive trainings, workshops, and networking with colleagues, friends, advocacy leaders, public agency staff, and elected officials’ staff.
Anyone interested in safe sidewalks and crosswalks, complete streets, bus shelters, and/or healthy trees for shade is welcome!
About the Day
We’ll hear from keynote speakers Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez, followed by community voices. Next up will be a 45-minute introductory session called Pathways to Change 101, before we split into breakout sessions.
Los Angeles Walks will host two breakout sessions that focus on advocacy through hyper-local organizing. Join us at:
10:50am-12pm: Hands-On Walk Audit: A Practical Tool to Assess Your Walking Environment & Engage Allies
12:40pm-1:50pm: Organizing for Change: The Power of Relationships (led by Proyecto Pastoral)
Voters, lawmakers, and City staff have turned their attention to how we get around, and – importantly – how we can get around while preserving human life, saving street trees, and improving environmental health. After a lot of hard work by advocates and staffers, long-overdue decisions about mobility in Los Angeles are finally being made, and long-overdue investments are finally being dedicated to our urban infrastructure.
Now is the time to understand how we can make our voices heard during this process!
Cross-posted at Los Angeles Walks’ site.