Together, we did it! We helped pass Measure M and secured a sustained funding source for walking and bicycling projects throughout Los Angeles County.
The Measure M campaign showed us that a strong and diverse coalition of groups can come together and rally behind something that affects us all. Transportation brought together organizations with a variety of core missions that include public health, expanding business, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and of course, bike issues. On top of that, Measure M’s passage demonstrated LA County residents’ desire to create real transportation options.
While we celebrate the success of our campaign to #MakeLACounty bikeable, livable, and connected, we’re building on that momentum and already planning the next steps needed to ensure our tax dollars are spent on projects that matter to us. Through Measure M’s local return, cities receive money to spend on transportation projects. At LACBC, we’re targeting that at least 10% of that local-return be spent on projects to improve walking and bicycling.
It is crucial for you, our supporters, to be involved in working with your city council on this set-aside for active transportation. Please stay tuned to our emails as we get this process started. Sign up to be a member and join our continued efforts to #MakeLACounty a healthy, safe, and fun place to bike. Thank you for your support.
WHAT IS MEASURE M?
Measure M, known as the “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,” is a half-cent sales tax ballot measure that L.A. County residents voted to pass on November 8, 2016. The measure will provide approximately $120 billion over 40 years for transportation projects. Of that money, over $4 billion is set aside for walking and biking. Measure M will give Los Angeles County its first sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.