Our Commitment to Los Angeles
To train and mobilizes people to navigate City systems to win safe, accessible, and equitable walking environments in LA;
To support City projects, policies and budgets that promote walking and pedestrian infrastructure in LA;
To educates policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities; and
To partner and invest resources into communities most impacted by our City's broken transportation system to reimagine public space and movement.
Step 1. Secure Safe Street Infrastructure
Calles Seguras Families Sanas / Safe Streets Healthy Families is our main community organizing project. We partner with Angelenos as we co-navigate City bureaucracy and elected officials to secure life saving infrastructure (i.e.: crosswalks, curb ramps, road diets, and speed humps). Over the years, we've built a City-wide network of partners.
Need safe street infrastructure? Email us at [email protected].
A special organizing project for the LA harbor community, our Wilmington Calles Seguras Familias Sanas project trains community advocates to organize for infrastructure change that will lessen the impact of port and refinery related traffic dangers.
Check out their Facebook page.
Step 2. Exercise Community Power for Safe Streets
As part of a national network, Southern California Families for Safe Streets are victims and family members of victims of traffic violence. We provide a space to grieve and opportunity for action. We also partner with the LA Dept. of Transportation's memorial Rainbow Halo program.
Find more information here.
Essential to organizing, our Ped Power Workshops is a 10-month long series curriculum developed by our community promotoras. They provide skills needed to wizardly navigate City systems and to influence City planning and street design.
Interested in a training? Let us know at [email protected].
Step 3. Build LA's Pedestrian Movement
As a part of our systems-change work, we partner closely with LA City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC), supporting partners as they secure City appointments to influence long-term street design and City leadership.
To get involved, sign up here.
Like their counterparts in public health, our Safe Street Community Promotoras provide their neighbors and peers with hyper-local, culturally and linguistically appropriate training (our PedPower Workshops) and access to City resources.
Our LA4Corners Program is part of our public walk series where we trekked the original four boundaries of LA City. We’re intentional about making sure content, guides, and sites reflect and respect the local community.
Walks will start back up once it is safe to meet!
In addition to these projects, we specifically take on contracts and/or support policies around safe routes to school, safe routes for seniors, LA Vision Zero, access for those with disabilities, first/last mile, and improved public transit.
Our Work in Videos
What it takes to get one L.A. speed hump (Part 1)
Executive Director John Yi gives a pitch at SVP-LA's 2020 Fast Pitch
What it takes to get one L.A. speed hump (Part 2)
Adam Conover from "Adam Ruins Everything" Speaking at our 2019 Sidewalk Soiree
Scenes from our 2019 Safe Street Healthy Families Forum