The Santa Ana Active Streets Coalition will be holding a workshop at Kidsworks this Saturday to explain how residents can advocate for a better walking and biking environment in their city.

The workshop will cover examples of how community participation has improved “active transportation,”  the concept of promoting public health with alternative modes of transit.

Coalition members call their effort to get residents to advocate for more walkable and bikeable streets the “Active Transportation Leadership Program.”

Last year, the city closed a stretch of Main st. in downtown so that pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and others could wheel down the road without fear of cars. The event was staffed by volunteers from the active streets group.

The workshop is scheduled from between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m at Kidsworks, which is located at 1902 W. Chestnut in Santa Ana.

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