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SCAG Honors Burbank with 2020 Sustainability Award
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Los Angeles – The Burbank Channel Bikeway, a long multi-phase effort to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bikers, has earned the City of Burbank recognition from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) in its annual Sustainability Awards competition.
Burbank is being honored in the category for excellence in Active, Safe, and Healthy Communities. Running along the Burbank-Western Flood Control Channel, a tributary of the Los Angeles River, the Burbank Channel Bikeway is a one-mile bike and pedestrian path that, once fully completed, will run 50 miles to Long Beach. Located off the street, the Bikeway is safe space that improves the aesthetics of the area and encourages active living. A video profiling the project is available online at: https://vimeo.com/415270783)
The SCAG Sustainability Awards, now in their 13th year, recognize excellence in coordinating land use and transportation to improve mobility, livability, prosperity and sustainability. Recipients of the 2020 awards include municipalities, and transit agencies throughout the six-county SCAG region. Due to the cancelation of SCAG’s 2020 Regional Conference and General Assembly, the winners will not be honored at a formal ceremony.
“The City of Burbank is proud to be recognized for our efforts to enhance the quality of life of our community.” said Patrick Prescott, City of Burbank Community Development Director. “The improvements of the Burbank Channel Bikeway will close an important gap that will allow cyclists to seamlessly and safely travel to and from Downtown Los Angeles. This project will also build a better neighborhood by encouraging active living while improving the aesthetics of the Channel area.”
SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and more than 18 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to plan for a livable and sustainable Southern California now and in the future. For more information about SCAG’s regional efforts, please visit www.scag.ca.gov.