ActiveSGV was launched as an all-volunteer community project in 2010 by a small group of concerned community members who shared a vision of a cohesive network of people-friendly streets in the San Gabriel Valley. Led by a small team of San Gabriel Valley residents passionate about advancing sustainable mobility in east Los Angeles County, the group formerly known as "BikeSGV" has made considerable strides over the past eight years. Highlights include securing funding for and facilitating the development of bicycle and/or pedestrian master plans in over a dozen SGV cities; opening the region's first youth-focused community bicycle cooperative and education center in El Monte; facilitating one of the largest open streets event in the country (8 communities!); launching one of the first 'traffic school for bikes' programs in the state of California, providing persons cited while riding a bicycle the opportunity to take a safety class in lieu of paying the fine and court fees; and administering one of the nation's first electric bike rebate programs, which placed over 100 of these green mobility devices into the hands of San Gabriel Valley residents.
The SGV is faced with serious environmental, health, and social challenges, issues that ActiveSGV has increasingly had to grapple with in its work. Local air quality has taken a nose dive after decades of improvement. Families and young adults cannot afford to stay in their hometowns and live close to their places of work. Too many city streets and transit stops lack basic amenities like trees, shade structures, and benches. People of all ages and backgrounds continue to die - needlessly - on local streets.
ActiveSGV staff have actively engaged on these issues over the past several years with our many partners. We recognize the need to be pro-active if we are to rise to the challenges before us. We thank you for supporting our work by making a donation today.