Mobility is an essential part of our society, but personal transportation systems need to become more efficient, more equitable and less disruptive, both socially and environmentally. Growing mobility demand cannot be met by expanding current patterns without severe social and environmental implications.
Sustainable Streets’ programs and services offer solutions that acknowledge the needs of society to move freely, gain access, communicate, trade and establish relationships without sacrificing other essential human or ecological values today or in the future.
Sustainable Streets provides community participation, education, encouragement, planning and streetscape design assistance for cities, schools, employers, businesses and other organizations in the Los Angeles region and beyond, with an emphasis on more sustainable communities and mobility patterns.
Sustainable Streets proposes seven goals that, if achieved, would improve the prospect for sustainable mobility in future generations:
- Increase the number of children who walk or bike to school, especially if they live within one mile of school.
- Integrate bike and pedestrian education into the regular curriculum of public and private learning institutions.
- Assist with the reduction of mobile source emissions in the Los Angeles region.
- Support improved methodological quality and quantity of data collected on traffic related injuries, fatalities and other safety issues specific to pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Through community plans and projects, highlight the potential socio-economic benefits of non‐motorized transportation and streetscape improvements to support walking and biking.
- Improve the overall health of the community through the benefits of active transportation programs.
- Improve mobility opportunities and transportation choices for people of all ages and abilities.