Assemblymember Reyes, SOAR IE, and Safe Routes to School National Partnership Host Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Muscoy Sidewalks for Safety

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Muscoy – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes invites you to a Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Muscoy Sidewalks for Safety on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Muscoy and Vermont Elementary in partnership with SOAR IE, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, MHS Central Valley Prevention Program, the Muscoy Community Coalition for Change, the County of San Bernardino, and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)’s Go Human Campaign.

Who: Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, SOAR IE, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, MHS Central Valley Prevention Program, the Muscoy Community Coalition for Change, the County of San Bernardino, and SCAG’s Go Human Campaign.

What: Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Muscoy Sidewalks for Safety

Where: Muscoy Elementary School 2119 West Blake St., San Bernardino, CA, 92407

Vermont Elementary School 3695 Vermont St., San Bernardino, CA 92407

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

A student led group named SOAR IE and Safe Routes to School National Partnership will be painting crosswalks, creating bus shelters, and placing curb extensions, with funding from SCAG’s Go Human Campaign. This project will be completed on June 14th and there will be a Press Conference, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Block party to bring the community out and talk about safety practices. During the event, we will be collecting community feedback on infrastructure and sidewalk needs for future grant opportunities.

“The idea for this project came from high school students who used to walk to school in Muscoy. These students know the danger of crossing streets without crosswalks and walking without sidewalks,” said Assemblymember Eloise Reyes. “I honor their work and I am so proud that they have worked with us to make it a reality. Our students deserve safe routes to school, no matter what their zip code.”

“When I went to Assemblymember Reyes’ Youth Empowerment Summit, she asked for legislative ideas. We suggested protection for our baby brothers and sisters who go to elementary school in Muscoy. There are no sidewalks. She believed in our idea and now we get to see the idea become a reality,” said SOAR IE member Guadalupe Tellez.

“Muscoy Sidewalks for Safety is a community-driven project that highlights the need for safe routes to school infrastructure due to the current lack of crosswalks and other traffic calming measures. As Vermont and Muscoy Elementary Schools are considered low-income and disadvantaged schools, we see this project as a great opportunity for diverse community engagement in an area that needs reinvestment. We hope the event will yield robust input from families and local residents on how they want to see the streets made safer for children walking and biking to school,” said Demi Espinoza from Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 16th, from 9am-12pm, with a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30am at Muscoy Elementary and 10:30am at Vermont Elementary.

For more information about the Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, contact Field Representative Maha Rizvi at Maha.Rizvi@asm.ca.gov | (909) 381-3238.

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.

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