Transit to Trails

Posted: November 11th, 2009

Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun mountain, beach, and hiking and biking trips. The project enriches their education about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history, and the importance of physical activity and healthy eating for life-long health.

In April 2007, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne joined Anahuak youngsters for a hike to celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between: Anahuak Youth Association, The City Project, Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority, the National Park Service, Old Timers Foundation, CORBA (Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association) and others.

Although these children live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. We are diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun doing it!

Transit to Trails lleva a los niños de la ciudad y sus familias y amigos a las montañas, las playas, y al Río Los Angeles a pie y en bicicleta, con el fin de enriquecer su educación sobre la naturaleza, historia cultural, actividad física, y la nutrición saludable.

En abril de 2007, Ministro del Interior Dirk Kempthorne viajó con los jóvenes de Anahuak para celebrar el Día Nacional de Guardabosques Jóvenes a la Zona de Recreación Nacional de las Montañas de Santa Monica.

Transit to Trails es un esfuerzo creativo entre varias personas y organizaciones: Anahuak, The City Project, y Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority, the National Park Service, Old Timers Foundation, CORBA y otros.

Aunque estos niños viven sólo a una hora de las montañas y playas, muchos nunca han estado allí, porque los padres trabajan a menudo dos o más trabajos, y no tienen acceso a los automóviles o a la información para planear los viajes. Nosotros estamos diversificando el acceso y el apoyo para las montañas, playas, y ríos.

Download The City Project’s Policy Brief on Transit to Trails by clicking here.

Transit to Trails by The City Project.