On June 8th, 2019, Los Angeles Walks convened 200 Angelenos who are advocating for safer streets in their neighborhoods. The Safe Streets, Healthy Families Forum was co-created and co-led by community members from Best Start Metro LA, Best Start Panorama City & Neighbors, and Best Start Wilmington. The morning session consisted of shared best practices and challenges around safe street creative actions from three Best Start Communities. Additionally, the Safe Streets, Healthy Families Advocacy Guide was presented. In the afternoon, forum participants engaged in learning sessions and panel discussions on City Budgets, Safe Routes to School, Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, and Accessibility, and Funds for Beautification Projects.
Safe Streets, Healthy Families Guide
Co-written with Best Start community members, the Safe Streets, Healthy Families Advocacy Guide captures members’ advocacy journey and vision for safe streets, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to get started. Download the guide!
Resources from our Forum
City Budget 101 [Presentation]
Safe Routes to School [Video] [Presentation]
Funds for Beautification Projects [Great Streets Challenge][People St.]
- Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, and Accessibility [Video] [BOE Sidewalk Repair]
Thank you to our partners:
Photography Credits to Red Heart Media