Policy Measure M, also known as the “Bicycle/Pedestrian” measure, has passed thanks in part to efforts of American Heart Association volunteers, advocates and staff. Measure M will levy a half-cent sales tax increase, and will generate an estimated $860 million a year to expand transportation and mobility options in LA County. It is intended to help improve the health of residents by making it easier for people to walk, ride a bike and be active.
With nearly 80% of U.S. adults and 75% of adolescents not getting the recommended amount of physical activity needed each week, Measure M can help improve the health of residents by making it easier for people to walk, ride a bike and be active. Studies show that more and better quality sidewalks are associated with higher rates of walking and more adults meeting their daily physical activity recommendations. Measure M is a smart investment that will help communities make the healthy choice the easy choice for all.