About the Activation
Community and thoughtful design can build an infrastructure of safety that all Metro riders can feel. Safety can come from ample lighting at stations and stops, transit ambassadors, homeless outreach workers, information kiosks, bathrooms with attendants, maintenance workers, and frequent and fast transit service. Together they make up an ecosystem that transforms our transit system into a sanctuary for all riders.
We “activated” the Compton Metro station on September 9, 2022 to illustrate how we can create care-based safety on LA transit:
The Alliance for Community Transit – Los Angeles (or ACT-LA) is a coalition of over 40 community organizations across Los Angeles county. We strive to create just, equitable, sustainable transit systems and neighborhoods for all people in Los Angeles, placing the interest of low-income communities and communities of color first as we create a more sustainable region.
We believe that we can create safety for all on Metro by providing resources and services for all transit riders so that everyone may feel safe riding transit. Click here to read more about our work with transit riders across Los Angeles, and our collective vision for community-first safety in our report Metro as a Sanctuary. (One-page summary here)
Thanks to our partners: Ashley Balderrama Photography • The City of Compton • Jon Endow Photography • Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) • Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell • Metro • Production For The People