7th St. Outreach in Action! Updates!May 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: 7th Street, business outreach, LA Bike Plan, low-income
What does it take to raise our child (in this case, the bike lane)? A village!
LACBC has been pushing an innovative community outreach strategy to get the word out about 7th St., in tandem with our amazing community partners, CARECEN, Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP), Urban Semillas, LACBC volunteers, and Councilman Reyes’ Office. Thanks also to volunteers Rob, Colleen, Saray, Molly, Jose, Shelma, Jalen, and Sun Young! So far we’ve done outreach at diverse events, such as CicLAvia, Tamal de la Paz Festival, safety workshops at CCNP and CARECEN by City of Lights. Thanks to the promotoras and jornaleros of CCNP and CARECEN respectively for all of your business outreach along the entire corridor! LACBC’s goal is to empower local residents to help with intensive outreach, rather than solely LACBC volunteers.
Check out some pictures from the outreach in a slideshow here:
Help us volunteer or catch us at future events: Bike to Work (i.e., Thanks for Biking to Work Everyday!) pitstop May19th, at 7th/Alvarado, a bike ride to explore 7th St. pre-bike lane with the community on May 22nd, a promo video (coming soon!) with 3 cyclists profiled, multi-lingual translated fliers, a page on the new LACBC site (to be coming within the next week!).
We are also happy to let you know that LACBC intends not only to do high-quality, fun, interactive outreach right now, but also monitor the corridor to see how successful the bike lane is! We will be conducting business surveys and looking at collision data to make sure the bike lane improves safety and access for both cyclists and businesses in the Westlake-Koreatown area.
-allison (at) la-bike (dot) org