The vision for a connected, comfortable, regional network of off-street bicycle and pedestrian paths continues to gain momentum in the San Gabriel Valley!
On Tuesday May 16th the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider moving forward with the development of a San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network Strategic Implementation Plan.
Authored by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger, the motion aims to accelerate and streamline years of community-level to transform existing, unused rights-of-way along County washes and storm channels into linear parks and walking/biking corridors.
You can support the development of a regional greenway network by attending Tuesday's meeting, submitting comments to the board (email here, template comments below), and sharing this info with friends and family (on social media please use this link and hashtag #SGVgreenways).
Why SGV Greenways?
Sample Support Letter/Email
--------TEMPLATE LETTER OF SUPPORT | PLEASE PERSONALIZE | Submit Emails Here------
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
RE: Support for San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network Strategic Implementation Plan
As a resident of LA County who cares about the safety, health and wellness of our region, I am writing you today to support the development of a regional greenway network for the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles County.
Over the past three years the campaign for a 100+ mile San Gabriel Valley Regional Greenway Network has been endorsed by over two dozen local, regional, and state-level organizations. The development of a regional greenway system was included in the San Gabriel Valley Regional Bicycle Master Plan (2014), the Metro Active Transportation Strategic Plan (2016), and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments list of regional transportation priority projects (2015). As a local and sub-regional priority, local governments and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments have already set-aside over $231 million in sub-regional funding for San Gabriel Valley greenways in Measure M.
The proposed plan would build upon the successful, existing 17-mile network of Class I protected walking and biking paths along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers by transforming existing rights-of-way along County flood control channels, washes and creeks into linear parks, connecting communities and neighborhoods across the San Gabriel Valley to the larger LA County bikeway system, and improving local connections to transit, jobs and schools.
The development of a such a network would be a true asset for the region, encouraging healthier, more active lifestyles by providing safe space for people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike, jog, run, skate, ride horses and more.
Please join me in pursuing this exciting opportunity!
City of Residence
Please submit emails here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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