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First Last Mile Strategic Plan & Planning Guidelines

This plan identifies how Metro and its partners can improve access and connections to public transit. The goal is to better coordinate infrastructure investments in station areas to extend the reach of transit, and ultimately increase ridership.

Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy

Metro's Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy is a tool for better defining the agency's long-term, desired sustainability outcomes in order to facilitate greater coordination and collaboration across transportation modes, planning disciplines and government agencies.

Connect People and Places
Access. Better integrate land-use and transportation planning to reduce trip lengths and increase travel choices.
Prosperity. Reduce transportation costs for residents and provide the mobility necessary to increase economic competitiveness
Green Modes. Promote clean mobility options to reduce criteria pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on foreign oil.

Create Community Value
Healthy Neighborhoods. Improve public health through traffic safety, reduced exposure to pollutants, and design and infrastructure for active transportation.
Community Development. Design and build transportation facilities that promote infill development, build community identity, and support social and economic activity.
Urban Greening. Enhance and restore natural systems to mitigate the impacts of transportation projects on communities and wildlife, and ecosystems.

Conserve Resources
Context Sensitivity. Build upon the unique strengths of Los Angeles County’s communities through strategies that match local and regional context and support investment in existing
System Productivity. Increase the efficiency and ensure the long-term viability of the multimodal transportation system.
Environmental Stewardship. Plan and support transportation improvements that minimize material and resource use through conservation, re-use, re-cycling, and re-purposing.

= Principle that highlights the social dimension of sustainability.
= Principle that highlights the economic dimension of sustainability.
= Principle that highlights the environmental dimension of sustainability.

Active Transportation Strategic Plan

The Active Transportation Strategic Plan (ATSP) is Metro's countywide effort to identify strategies to increase walking, bicycling and transit use in Los Angeles County. The ATSP focuses on improving first and last mile access to transit through collaboration among Metro, local and regional agencies, and other stakeholders. The ATSP proposes a regional network of active transportation facilities, including shared-use paths and on-street bikeways. The plan also develops a funding strategy to build the regional network. The Active Transportation Strategic Plan was adopted by the Metro Board of Directors on May 26, 2016.

Complete Streets

Complete Streets describe a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allow safe and convenient travel along and across streets for all users, including pedestrians, public transit riders and bicyclists.

Streets that are built for all users have multiple benefits, including increased safety, improved air quality, improved public health and increased travel choices. Over 700 jurisdictions throughout the United States have adopted Complete Streets policies.

SCAG Joint Work Program

The Joint Work Program is a set of collaborative initiatives to implement SCAG's Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategies and to advance overall sustainability. The program builds upon an ongoing partnership between SCAG and Metro, and will support the region in meeting established greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

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