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File #: 20-0446    Version: 1 Name: PW - Artesia Blvd. Go Human Demonstration
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary amendments, with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), to offset costs for the Go Human Event on Artesia Boulevard; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $126,500, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (District 9)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 051920-C-9sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary amendments, with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), to offset costs for the Go Human Event on Artesia Boulevard; and

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $126,500, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (District 9)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to execute an agreement with SCAG for the receipt of grant funding, in the amount not to exceed $126,500, to offset costs for the Go Human Event on Artesia Boulevard between Atlantic and Myrtle Avenues.

Go Human is a nationally-recognized, award winning community engagement and advertising campaign, with the goals of reducing traffic collisions and encouraging people to walk and bike more in the SCAG region. The Go Human campaign is a collaboration between SCAG and the health departments and transportation commissions from six counties in the region - Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura.

Since its inception in August 2016, the campaign has achieved over 1 billion impressions. In addition to the advertising campaign, Go Human develops tactical urbanism projects and events intended to support local governments throughout the six-county SCAG region. Go Human collaborates with cities to transform local streets through temporary improvements, innovative street and curb design demonstrations, educational activities, and other strategies.

Activities aim to raise awareness around traffic safety issues, as well as provide opportunities to test complete streets concepts (concepts that will make it safer for people to walk and bike) with the public. Community engagement and feedback has been a critical component of these events. To date, SCAG and Go Human partner cities have completed over 45 projects and are planning to support more jurisdictions thro...

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