Muscoy Sidewalks for Safety: Creating SRTS champions among community and government agencies

APA California Chapter, Northern Section

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

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Overview

This session brings together local residents, community based organizations, elected officials and planning agencies. We will discuss how a diverse stakeholder group came together to tackle safe routes to school (SRTS) barriers in a rural disadvantaged community in San Bernardino County. Muscoy is an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County that has a CalEnviroScreen pollution burden profile of 96-100%, is low-income, and the population is 82 percent Latinx. This session will highlight best practices around diverse community driven projects and what intentional support from elected officials and regional planning organizations should look like. We will also discuss lessons learned from building a temporary SRTS demonstration project and how to solicit feedback from the community on active transportation projects. The project has been transformative in bringing together community and bringing attention to the need for reinvestment in unincorporated disadvantaged rural areas. We believe our session centers the stories of those impacted from infrastructure disinvestment and hope to share those stories with PedsCount conference goers! 

Speakers

Demi Espinoza

Demi is with Safe Routes to School National Partnership Read More

Maha Rizvi

Maha is District Representative, Office of Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes Read More

Julia Lippe-Klein

Julia is Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments Read More

Contact Info

Jaime Fearer, jaime@californiawalks.org