David Diaz, Day One/BikeSGV

The San Gabriel Valley is comprised of approximately 2 million people, with Hispanics making up almost half of that population. How do we ensure that we are mobilizing, informing, and engaging the people most affected by the possible transportation initiatives or lack thereof in the SGV? We all know that low-income people, communities of color, and other marginalized populations face significant inequities, whether they are social, economic, environmental, or political. The non-participation of vulnerable populations – often due to a lack of opportunity in political decision-making processes –perpetuates those differences in equity. Investing in Place ensures that policymakers and other public leaders make informed decisions that reflect and address community health needs throughout disadvantaged communities.