Together with BikeSGV, the team forged a partnership with the cities of Monterey Park, San Gabriel, El Monte, South El Monte and Baldwin Park to spearhead a regionwide planning effort to develop the San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Master Plan (SGV Bike Plan). After revisions, the initiatives are ready for approval by the City of El Monte.
The SGV Bike Plan and Complete Streets Policy are the result of a comprehensive, 15-month effort that incorporated community/stakeholder input from community events, workshops, presentations, design charrettes, and open houses. The project also utilized youth participatory action research, community street audits, and bicycle & pedestrian counts.
The Complete Streets Policy is designed to provide users of El Monte’s transportation system including bicyclists, pedestrians and people of all ages and abilities safe and efficient access to the transportation system. The policy is a major milestone in the city’s efforts to create a safe transportation system for all.
If you are an El Monte resident, please come out to support the passing of both items! Your support matters. We will be preparing signs for visibility. Don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook event. See you there!
What: Active Streets Rally!
Who: Day One & BikeSGV
When: Nov 25, 2014, Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Where: El Monte City Hall, 11333 Valley Blvd, El Monte CA 91731
Why: Join Day One and BikeSGV in supporting the passing of Complete Streets policy and the El Monte Bike Plan at the El Monte City Council meeting! When this passes, we will finally lay a framework foundation for future bike infrastructure, which will create a healthier community! Since February, Mountain View High School Youth Advocates have been highlighting the need for safe streets for ALL, including bikers, pedestrians, and transit riders. So please join us as we make history in El Monte!