On November 25th, 2014, the City of El Monte unanimously passed several key items significant to advancing community health, including a local Complete Streets policy and the El Monte Bike Plan portion of the regional plan!
On hand to celebrate this auspicious moment and provide comment to local leaders were the Day One El Monte team of staff and Youth Advocates, as well as 30-40 community residents from El Monte and the greater San Gabriel Valley! With glow bracelets, Christmas lights, bright reflective tape and neon signs, the group demonstrated the importance of visibility for pedestrians and bikers.
To underline the need for streets that accommodate all road users, the DO youth advocates also put together and screened a video highlighting why "Complete Streets" were important to them.
With the passage of both policies the City of El Monte is one step closer to becoming a more bike-and-pedestrian friendly community. We extend a huge thank you to all those who made this possible, particularly Councilwoman Victoria Martinez, Mountain View High School, El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce, El Monte Union High School Board, First 5 LA/Best Start- El Monte/South El Monte, Wolfpack Fitness, South El Monte Arts Posse, and many more!