SCAG Go Human Awards Over $460,000 to 16 Community-Based Organizations for Traffic Safety Projects


2024 Go Human Community Streets Program

SCAG has conditionally approved $460,000 for 16 community-based organizations to implement equity-centered traffic safety and community engagement projects through the SCAG Go Human Community Streets Grant Program. Community Streets Program awardees will implement a wide variety of safety projects to increase the safety of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities, particularly those walking and biking.  

Earlier this year, SCAG’s Transportation Committee and Regional Council approved the 2024 Go Human Community Streets Grant Program Guidelines, authorized staff to release a call for applications and authorized SCAG staff to enter into agreements with selected awardees.   

The project award list announced in June 2024 represents the sixth round of funding to community-based organizations by Go Human since 2018, distributing more than $1.25 million to 117 traffic safety projects across the SCAG region.  

Congratulations to all 2024 Community Streets Grant Program projects and community partners. 

Meet the Awardees 

Arts Council for Long Beach, 14th Street Basketball Court Mural Project Celebration and Traffic Safety Fair, City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County 

Arts Council for Long Beach will collect video testimonials to create an oral history project about traffic safety issues during a community celebration and traffic safety fair in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach. The event will celebrate new youth-created murals painted in a local park and engage with community members about their traffic safety concerns, documenting responses for future interventions. 

Bike Ventura County, Community Voices, City of Ventura, Ventura County 

Bike Ventura County will promote bicycle safety in the cities of Oxnard and Ventura by collecting feedback from community members regarding bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and suggested improvements. Based on the survey findings, the project will conduct community events in Oxnard and Ventura to share the information gathered.  

Central City Neighborhood Partners, Connecting Communities, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Central City Neighborhood Partners seeks to address structural barriers to pedestrian safety in Westlake, MacArthur Park, Koreatown and other Los Angeles communities by conducting community events where residents can share their stories and be empowered to become safe streets advocates. Led by Promotoras and Youth Ambassadors, the project will conduct outreach and walk audits utilizing the Street Story community engagement tools.  

Latino Health Access, Ride, Walk & Roll, Orange County 2024!, City of Santa Ana, Orange County 

Latino Health Access will host traffic safety events for families of color in central and northern Orange County who rely on public transit or active transportation for their daily commute. Events will include social media campaigns, posters, a Go Human Kit of Parts demonstration, and a walking tour field trip of Downtown Santa Ana’s roundabouts, protected bike lanes, and pedestrian crossings. The project will equip participants with basic safety items and educational safety tools. 

Los Amigos de la Communidad, Inc., Safety in Mobility/Seguridad en la Movilidad, City of Brawley, Imperial County 

Los Amigos de la Comunidad, Inc. will engage residents to inform development of a virtual traffic safety information hub on their social media and website. The hub will host information about walking trails, school site parking and pickup sites for residents to access on their own time and in the languages they need. The hub will highlight high-injury areas and host information on navigating public transportation systems.  

Los Angeles Walks, Safe Street Promotora Office Hours, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Leveraging an existing network of Safe Street Promotores across Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Walks will expand the Promotores program online through a series of virtual Office Hours open to the public and tailored to local communities. The Promotores will build local knowledge, promote infrastructure improvements, and create a network of peer learners to support each other outside of the office hours space. The project will also convene the Safe Street Advocates for peer -learning and support opportunities, including a temporary safety demonstration. 

Nyeland Promise, Safe Travels Continue in Nyeland Acres, City of Oxnard, Ventura County 

Nyeland Promise will educate residents of Nyeland Acres by creating a multilingual educational outreach program centered on bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The project will include a Bike Rodeo where children can attend a workshop on bicycle safety skills and a local neighborhood council meeting presentation. 

Office Of: People, Sites of Repair: methodologies for collective healing in high-injury intersections, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Office Of: People seeks to address the larger community-wide impact of traffic fatalities by exploring design methodologies of repair to provide safety and healing for communities of color. Office of: People will develop a collaborative traffic safety temporary installation in the West Adams neighborhood, including engagement activities, such as walk audits, workshops and pop-up installations that center conversations on public joy, healing and repair. 

People for Mobility Justice, South Central LA Mob J Summer, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

People for Mobility Justice will conduct a street charrette and community bike rides to inform the next phase of improving traffic safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders that travel in high-injury streets in South Los Angeles. People for Mobility Justice will set up a street charrette in South Los Angeles and share a survey, promote the South Los Angeles Quick Build, and distribute safety materials to participants. 

Proyecto Pastoral, Comunidad en Movimiento – Safe Passage, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Proyecto Pastoral will address student traffic injuries and fatalities in Boyle Heights through the Camino Seguro (Safe Passage) project by training volunteers to ensure the utmost safety for students and members and by accompanying students to provide safe arrival and departure. The project will also host leadership development workshops for volunteers to expand the project to other surrounding schools and create an educational video through social media. 

Reach Out, Skate Thru Summer 2024, City of Jurupa Valley, Riverside County 

Reach Out will focus on increasing community awareness and education about the largest contributors to traffic collisions in Jurupa Valley through community safety marketing campaigns. The project will increase access to bicycle and pedestrian safety by providing safety equipment to community members at local events, including hosting the “Skate Thru Summer” community event in summer 2024 at a local skate park. 

Riverside Art Museum, RIDE-WALK-ENGAGE, City of Riverside, Riverside County 

Through the RIDE-WALK-ENGAGE project, the Riverside Art Museum will develop a marketing campaign to increase the safety and comfort of the pedestrian experience in downtown Riverside. The campaign will include a pedestrian safety video, the distribution of printed or digital materials via transit agency channels, public service announcements on local radio stations and a social media campaign.  

Santa Ana Active Streets, Santa Ana Active Transportation Workshops, City of Santa Ana, Orange County 

Santa Ana Active Streets will connect community members, community-based organizations, city staff, and policymakers to improve the conditions on this city’s roadways through education, coalition-building, and advocacy. The project will host community workshops, conduct a traffic safety training session, install an artistic crosswalk, conduct a walk assessment and distribute safety signage.  

Streets for All, RethinkLA: Hollywood Plaza Block Party, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Streets for All will conduct a series of traffic safety education and community engagement activities by implementing an open streets event and pedestrian plaza activation, a virtual follow-up convening and a survey to collect input about infrastructural improvements. After gathering insights from the community, Streets for All will convene with local decision-makers to discuss implementing an expanded traffic safety improvement program. 

STN: Stronger Together Now, STN in the Streets, City of San Bernandino, San Bernandino County 

Stronger Together Now will conduct a traffic safety education campaign to engage, empower and educate local K-12 staff, students, and their families. The project will create an awareness campaign at local schools, including student-led art installations and workshops on improving safety at high-risk intersections near schools. Lastly, the project will promote and showcase the campaign initiatives on Stronger Together Now’s website and social media pages to promote traffic safety education and awareness among school staff. 

Yolanda Davis-Overstreet Consulting, Liberating Our Streets: A Mobility Justice Roadmap for Community Engagement and Empowerment, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 

Yolanda Davis-Overstreet Consulting will develop a framework for a mobility justice leadership curriculum based on the lived experience of stakeholders in the Arlington Heights community. The project will assemble a cohort of project leaders who will co-create a framework by interviewing cohort members for counter-narratives, analyzing the interviews, disseminating the Biking While Black film and collecting feedback on the film. Lastly, the project will conduct a community walk/ride with cohort members to identify areas of concern and plan for mobility justice actions resulting from the work of the cohort. 

To learn more about the projects funded by the 2024 Go Human Community Streets Grant Program, stay tuned for updates on the SCAG website and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. SCAG Go Human is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.