We are advocating for policies, projects and programs that will connect people to public lands through transit access programs and improved recreation facilities, to improve public health.
The Los Angeles-San Gabriel Mountains Urban Shuttle System
The Los Angeles-San Gabriel Mountains Urban Shuttle System (previously titled the San Gabriel Mountains Transit and Infrastructure Program (SGMTIP)) will provide a lasting legacy of access to nature for our entire region, removing barriers of income, background or vehicle ownership. It will provide L.A. County families with healthy outdoor access to world-class trails and mountain destinations, such as Mt. Wilson Observatory, the West Fork National Scenic Bikeway, and the wild San Gabriel River, particularly as we anticipate growing demand for local eco-tourism and the 2028 Olympics.
- Include community /stakeholder planning input, workforce development and an emphasis on visitor education and stewardship for responsible recreation
- Secure grant funding for SGM-TIP Planning Phase II with proposals to Congressional members, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, LA County Regional Parks and Open Space District Program, Federal Lands Access Program and others with US Forest Service and partners
- Commence transit infrastructure planning for 10 sites on the two priority routes
- Work with Rep. Gomez to reintroduce Transit to Trails Act funding source
- Secure funding for Fish Canyon trail, closed for years, with the City of Duarte to restore public access and shuttle service
- Develop strategic regional champions
- Ensure long-term sustainable access programs based on community engagement with park-poor communities of color and visitor stewardship
- Develop a comprehensive program vision including educational on-board videos and a trained naturalist workforce who will welcome visitors with a respectful appreciation of the mountains.
All Aboard Program for Community Transit
Nature for All’s All Aboard for Nature Program aims to diversify and expand access to nature and get underserved communities outdoors and to enjoy the benefits provided by our public lands and open, green spaces.
- Work with Board of Supervisors and Cities to develop Access Program plans
- Prepare for various grant programs at the state and local level to seek funds for All Aboard Program
- Develop a certified Naturalist program to provide cultural and natural resource education curriculum for the region
Coalition and Community Work
- EnviroMetro Coalition: We are a founding member of this coalition working on making sure new and improved transportation connections are green, equitable, and healthy.
- Metro Sustainability Council: Members of our coalition sit on this council, which works to guide Metro on making sure transit projects are sustainable and green.
- Transit to Parks: Our coalition program works with local communities and local elected officials on providing more connections, via public transit, to parks and open green spaces for Angelenos, especially for those in park-poor neighborhoods.