We are excited to be participating in the PROSPERITY project, led by Northern California United Way. It’s part of our continuing effort to work with groups across the community to achieve reliable routes for people walking, biking and taking transit.
Here’s how Reliable Routes for people walking biking and taking transit will help us Achieve Economic Vitality
- Attract the Talent that Makes a Region Thrive
- Meet the Needs of Employers and Employees
- Increase Business in Local Shopping Districts
- Secure Sustainable Communities Funding for Re-Development
- Relieve Traffic Congestion (and Cut Public Works Costs)
- Save Money for Thousands of Households
- Boost Our Health (and Cut Regional Medical Costs)
- Meet the Needs of Our Community’s Aging Generations
- Meet the Needs of Younger Generations
- Make a Difference in Economic and Racial Inequality
- Drive the Real Estate Market by Offering Active Living People Want
- Cash in on the Power of Clusters
- Increase Public Safety – Eliminate Major Injury Collisions
- Boost the Academic Performance of Students
Let’s Join the National Movement
- Americans made 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013– a 37 percent transit increase since 1995.
- Bike commuting is up 60 percent over the past decade, according to census figures.
- People are walking 6 percent more than in 2005, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The number of miles Americans travel in cars and trucks per capita has dropped nine percent since 2005.
Prosperity is a cross-sector collaboration of organizations in the Shasta County interested in creating lasting solutions to multi-generational poverty issues and the effects of those issues in our local community. The vision of Prosperity is to create a connected and vibrant community with a thriving economy that benefits all residents. More: United Way Northern California Prosperity
11 Reasons Why Transit, Bikes & Walking Are Moving Us To A Brighter Future, BeyondChron on January 21, 2015
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