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Getting safe street and pedestrian infrastructure like speed hump, bike/bus infrastructure, or road diets in LA is an herculean job for any Angeleno. It's constant lobbying & petitioning, mainly through underfunded, unreliable City programs. We partner with neighborhoods as we co-navigate City bureaucracies to secure life-saving street infrastructure. 

We and our promotoras have also created a 10-month training curriculum, called the Ped Power Workshops. Through our workshops, we provide communities and organizers with the necessary skills to wizardly navigate complex City agencies and elected offices to secure safe streets. 

You can reach us at [email protected].

Advocacy Guide

Thanks to a partnership with First 5 LA's Best Start Communities, our partners co-wrote an advocacy guide for getting safe streets. Check them out below:

     

This guide was part of our 2019 Safe Streets Healthy Families Forum. Read more about it here

Know Your Rights

Every day, tens of thousands of people walk in Los Angeles, and we have rights!    

>> Learn about your rights as a pedestrian in L.A.

If You Are Involved in a Collision 

There are more than 30,000 collisions per year on the streets of L.A., with 950+ people in 2013 sustaining severe injuries from collisions. Vision Zero is a worldwide effort adopted by the City of Los Angeles in 2015 to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries within Los Angeles by 2025.

>> Learn more about what you can do if you’re hit by a car while walking.
>> Download our post-crash guide in English or Spanish.
>> Check out Southern California Families for Safe Streets and get involved!

Help City Departments Work for You 

While Los Angeles Walks continues to push for large-scale changes across the city, we need you to help make sure City agencies and elected officials are aware of needed repairs and improvements in your neighborhood. We encourage you to make use of 311 — a one-stop customer service program that funnels resident requests to the appropriate City department.  

Use 311 to report hazardous sidewalks, missing curb cuts, oversized trash, and other obstacles that create a negative or dangerous walking environment. 

>> Learn more about when to use 311.

Reading Between the Lines

If you want to learn more about what's going on around L.A., we recommend LAistLos Angeles TimesCurbed, L.A. Streets Blog, and our Blog.

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