El Monte, CA. February, 2017 –
Day One, a community-based, public health nonprofit, received funding through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Healthy Communities Initiative to address alarming rates of childhood and adult obesity, poor air quality, and hostile streets in El Monte. Day One has partnered with Bike San Gabriel Valley (BikeSGV), a community-based organization committed to realizing a more bicycle, pedestrian and transit-friendly San Gabriel Valley. Both organizations offer bicycle/pedestrian programs and have been actively advocating for a healthier, safer El Monte.
At its core, Vision Zero is the straightforward goal of zero traffic-related deaths and severe injuries. However, achieving Vision Zero requires a fundamental paradigm shift in how our culture views traffic collisions. By focusing on preventing severe collisions by examining the main causes and locations in a data driven and systematic manner, El Monte can achieve results and save lives. With vehicle collisions remaining among the leading causes of death in El Monte, Vision Zero applies to all roadway users, traffic collision injuries, and traffic-related deaths. According to the latest data from the Office of Traffic Safety (2014), the report shows 696 persons were injured and killed due to motor vehicle collisions. Adopting a Vision Zero resolution is the first step into implementing a multifaceted 10 year plan to address zero traffic related deaths in El Monte.
WHAT: Safe Streets Rally
WHO: Day One & BikeSGV
WHEN: February 21st, 2017, 6:30pm
WHERE: El Monte City Hall – East City Council Chamber. 11333 Valley Boulevard. El Monte, CA 91731
For more information about the Day One, please visit: godayone.org