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Music Changing Lives Uses Art & Pop-Up Demonstrations to Create Safer Streets in San Bernardino County

Expanding on the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s CommUNITY Paint Day in 2018, in which community residents came together to transform an intersection, the Los Amigos Community Streets project by Music Changing Lives (MCL) uses art to encourage slower vehicle speeds and create a safer and more enjoyable street.

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Day One is Creating Safer Streets in El Monte, Pasadena, and Pomona

Working with community members to identify intersections that are unsafe, unwalkable, and in need of interventions to address community concerns, Day One is working in two phases to implement projects in Vamos El Monte, Vamos Pasadena, and Vamos Pomona. Both phases include community engagement activities and participation.

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Go Human’s Traffic Safety Peer Exchange Summer Series is in Full Swing!

SCAG is halfway through our twelve-part Go Human Traffic Safety Peer Exchange series. These virtual sessions bring together partners and practitioners from public agencies, non-profit organizations, and the community to share their experiences and insight on addressing some of our region’s most pressing traffic safety issues.

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SCAG’S GO HUMAN AWARDS MORE THAN $275,000 TO 31 COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PROJECTS

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SCAG’s Go Human program is thrilled to announce that we have awarded 31 Community Streets Mini-Grants to fund projects that build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people with disabilities; and frontline workers, particularly those walking and biking.

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Every Month Is Bike Month

Efforts Throughout the Region + Go Human Resources

Every Month Is Bike Month

In celebration of Bike Month, Go Human will be sharing bike safety resources along with safety efforts throughout the region. In May and beyond, Go Human will amplify our partners’ efforts to encourage biking and bike safety across the region.

Go Human Bike Month Resources 

Go Human is full of safety resources! We invite you to explore the following offerings: 

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APPLY TODAY! GO HUMAN MINI-GRANTS ARE BACK! 

SCAG’s Go Human campaign, with support from the California Office of Traffic Safety, has launched the Community Streets Mini-Grants Program (Mini-Grants). Now in its third year of funding community-driven traffic safety projects, the Mini-Grants Program will provide up to $10,000 in project support to community-based organizations, nonprofits, and social enterprises.  

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Go Active Wildomar: Implementing Go Human’s Resilient Streets Toolkit

On March 12-14, the City of Wildomar, with Go Human, demonstrated walking, biking, and rolling improvements at City Hall. Over 100 residents explored street treatments intended to make active transportation safer and more enjoyable throughout the city. Staff at Go Active Wildomar collected feedback on potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements under consideration as part of the Wildomar Mobility Plan.    

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A Conversation with Tanisha Taylor

A Conversation with Tanisha Taylor

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we had the honor of speaking with one woman who is making history in the transportation field: Tanisha Taylor, Chief Deputy Director of the California Transportation Commission. Tanisha’s vital work in transportation affects everything from air quality to sustainable housing standards. For over 15 years, she has positively shaped communities in California. In the interview below, she tells us about her journey, her identity, and her work.  

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Honoring Black History, Honoring Black Lives

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The Go Human campaign is committed to uplifting and amplifying the contributions of Black communities. To celebrate Black voices, joy, advocacy, power, and creativity, we would like to share the following content and resources from leaders, organizations, and movements.

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Diving into 2021 with a Safety Resolution & NEW Safety Resources! 

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SCAG’s Go Human campaign is welcoming 2021 with renewed commitments to equity, mobility, and transportation safety with the adoption of the Toward Zero Deaths resolution by the Regional Council on Feb. 4, 2021. The resolution provides a framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries across the SCAG region in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

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2020 Year in Review

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As 2020 comes to a close, Go Human hopes to continue facilitate helpful resources during these challenging times. With the goal of supporting communities during the ongoing pandemic, Go Human partnered with community members, nonprofit organizations, cities, and local agencies throughout the region to create safer and healthier places through education, advocacy, resource sharing and projects. Thanks to the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee and all of our generous funders for supporting meaningful work across the region this year.

Here are some highlights we are particularly proud of from 2020.

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Go Human Kicks off $1.25 million Grant with Community Listening Session

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The Go Human team is pleased to announce that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded SCAG $1.25 million in grant funding to continue the Go Human program. This grant will fund continued Go Human activities through September 2021, enabling the program to serve a greater role in recovery and resiliency efforts in response to the pandemic, especially for the people most impacted.

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Go Human Campaign Re-launches with Safe Driving Messaging and Pledge

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This month, SCAG’s Go Human program re-launches its advertisement campaign with new messaging to encourage safer driving to improve safety for people walking and biking. Residents across the region will see ads in creative places, reminding drivers to slow down and watch for people walking. The advertising campaign is just one of many strategies to support safety across the region.

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SCAG’s Go Human Awards 28 Safety Mini-Grants Across the Region

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SCAG’s Go Human Campaign is proud to announce that we have awarded 28 Mini-Grants to fund projects that build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users, including those who depend on biking and walking. More than $200,000 was awarded across the region.

The Local Community Engagement and Safety Mini-Grants (Mini-Grants) expand the concept of traffic safety amid the efforts to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recognize its unprecedented impact on our communities.

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Resilient Streets Webinar Series: Register Today!

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a devastating impact on communities across the region, the nation, and the world. As a result, jurisdictions are contending with strategies to respond to the pandemic’s impacts and envisioning long term efforts for street level planning, safety, resiliency, and recovery. Across the country, emerging practices have included repurposing street space for aid distribution, resource delivery, and temporary infrastructure for bus rapid transit (BRT), among many others.

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May (and Every Month) Is Bike Safety Month

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Bike Safety Month has taken a new meaning under the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While many people stay at home and limit travel to essential services to reduce the rate of transmission, the nature of Bike Month changes.

During this time, safe transportation for essential workers bicycling for their work or commuting to work is even more important, in addition to those bicycling for safe transportation and exercise, especially in light of reports of increased speeds despite reduced auto vehicle traffic.

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Apply Today! Go Human Mini-Grants Program Now Available

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At SCAG, we’ve been thinking about how community engagement is changing under the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While people stay at home and limit travel to essential services to reduce the rate of transmission, agencies and organizations must continue to rethink conventional in-person engagement in this landscape.

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Active Transportation Program – Cycle 5 Outreach Update

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To prioritize public health in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and its partner county transportation commissions will be shifting its outreach efforts for the fifth cycle of funding for the Active Transportation Program (ATP) from in-person events to webinars. Please read below for more information about the program and contact Cory Wilkerson at wilkerson@scag.ca.gov with any inquiries.

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Go Human Events Update

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​To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Go Human events taking place through April 25 will be postponed or canceled. Please check the Go Human website​ for more information on rescheduled events and to review resources to help your city build safer streets that promote walking, biking and community connection. We look forward to seeing you at a Go Human event again soon.

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Culver City Advances La Ballona Elementary Safe Routes to School Project after City Council Approval

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Go Human congratulates the City of Culver City on the approval of the La Ballona Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project. After an extensive two-year planning and community engagement process, including key project partners such as Bike Culver City, La Ballona Elementary School parents, and others, the SRTS project was approved for construction by the City Council at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.

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High Injury Network: A Tool to Improve Safety in the Region

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Traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are a critical and preventable public health and equity issue in the region. Approximately 1,500 people die, more than 5,200 are severely injured, and 136,000 are injured on roadways throughout the SCAG region every year. These numbers represent children, parents, spouses, relatives, and friends. These are people who were going about their typical day—heading to work, the grocery store, or to visit family.

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2019 Year in Review

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As 2019 comes to a close, we are taking time to reflect on a banner year for Go HumanGo Human has partnered with community members, nonprofit organizations, cities and local agencies throughout the region to create safer and healthier places through education, advocacy, resource sharing and events.