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Changing Zero to Hero: How Will Gateway Cities Step Up?

Zero.

That’s how much the Gateway Cities Council of Government (COG) allocated for active transportation in Metro’s proposed transportation ballot measure. Compare this to the hundreds of millions of dollars the neighboring COGs like Central City, Arroyo Verdugo, and San Gabriel dedicated to active transportation. 343 more words

Transportation Finance

Equity, Saving Lives, and Tasty Pies: Key takeaways from 3/29 Partner Meeting

On Tuesday March 29th, Investing in Place hosted a discussion on LA Metro’s draft expenditure plan at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. The room was packed with over 85 community partners, some including Metro agency staff and Metro board transportation deputies. 643 more words

Transportation Finance

Social Equity in the Built Environment

Social Equity has long been conceptualized as the third (and often last) leg of a triple bottom line sustainability stool.  While LEED has driven environmental concerns to have equal footing with economic ones, we are just at the beginning of developing tools that allow us to measure and examine social equity results in a similar way. 97 more words

BosNOMA

Weighing in on Metro's draft Active Transportation Strategic Plan

Investing in Place found much to look forward to in Metro’s draft Active Transportation Strategic Plan (ATSP), the agency’s plan to connect people to transit stations, bus stops, and local destinations through walking and biking infrastructure improvements. 313 more words

Transportation Finance

Aligning Vision with Reality: 5 Things You Should Know About #MetroFundWalkBike

Since 2012, Investing in Place’s Jessica Meaney and partners including the LA County Bicycle Coalition, Prevention Institute, LA County Public Health PLACE program, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership spearheaded the  974 more words

Public Participation

Towards Equity-Centered Care

A “Health in All Policies” framework has been touted in the past few years as a strategy to illuminate the intersections between public health and other areas of civic life. 591 more words

Medicine And Me

Weighing in on Metro's Public Participation Plan

As we launch our Los Angeles County Transportation Equity Technical Working Group, the crucial piece of our workplan is how to sustain deep and culturally-sensitive community engagement with stakeholders. 573 more words

Public Participation