By OBSERVER Newsroom
Launched in May, this effort will result in a new citywide active transportation plan and includes an assessment of existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
“These walking workshops provide a unique opportunity for City staff to meet with the community on the streets to not just hear about their experiences, but to see them together firsthand,” said Senior Transportation Planner Leslie Mancebo.
The walking routes are less than two miles long. Staff recommends participants wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Interpretation is available in Spanish at all workshops and in Chinese, Vietnamese and Hmong at select workshops.
Residents can register for the workshops online.
Upcoming Walking Workshops:
6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18
Steve Jones Park
10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19
Charles Robertson Park
2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 30
Robla Elementary School
2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12
Will C. Wood Middle School
3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 14
Irene West Elementary School
4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20
Hiram Johnson High School
Staff are also gathering data through an online survey and interactive map available on the project website. Categories for feedback include preferred routes, network gaps, concerns, destinations, and tree canopy needs.
Once completed, the plan will identify barriers to walking, biking, rolling, and access to transit, and provide fundable, actionable project recommendations with the objective of improving safety and mobility and creating a connected active transportation network.
To learn more and sign up for project updates, visit sacstreetsforpeople.org.