Project goals are the following:
· Equitably engage the public, especially disenfranchised communities, while building capacity, trust, and confidence to actively participate in civic decision-making processes.
· Increase access to cultural centers, historic landmarks, parks, open, and recreation spaces with an emphasis on Disadvantaged Communities;
· Extend the Class-I regional bikeway network and promote safe, active modes of transportation as a meaningful way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health outcomes;
· Transition Historic Whittier Boulevard from a car-oriented corridor to a multi-modal Complete Street that prioritizes safety for vulnerable road users;
· Boost climate resilience by educating the public, restoring natural habitats, improving water quality, reducing GHG, and utilizing renewable energy and/or reusable materials.
April 2022 – April 2023
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy – $244,100
City Local Return – $12,000