Healthy & Safe Communities Network
The 6 Wins for Social Equity Network works to influence the regional transportation, housing, jobs, land-use, and sustainability policies in a way that promotes equitable growth opportunities for all. Originally conceived of in the Bay Area, the 6 Wins model is now poised to expand to other regions statewide. The 6 Wins Network Model works to shape implementation of SB375–which attempts to more closely link transportation and land-use planning decisions in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions–to advance equity. This work consists of monitoring the development of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)/Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA); advising the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff; and organizing community members to take direct action and to make public appeals to MPO Commissioners.
The San Francisco Bay Area’s 6 Wins Network comprises more than 30 social justice, faith, public health, and environmental organizations. The 6 Wins for Bay Area communities are:
- Affordable Housing,
- Robust and Affordable Local Transit Service,
- Investment Without Displacement,
- Healthy and Safe Communities,
- Economic Opportunity and
- Community Power
California Walks participates on the 6 Wins Network Coordinating Committee, and Executive Director Wendy Alfsen co-chairs the Healthy & Safe Communities Network (along with Azibuike Akaba of the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)). The Healthy & Safe Communities Network’s mission is to ensure that Bay Area communities have clean air, safe streets that are bikeable and walkable, and good access to jobs, opportunities, and other amenities. The Healthy & Safe Communities Network is also working to replicate its model in other regions across the state. Read the Healthy & Safe Communities Platform here.
6 Wins for Social Equity Network Members