The Draft Walnut Creek Pedestrian Master Plan is now available for public review! The City of Walnut Creek wants your feedback and will be accepting public comments – via phone, online and at meetings – through Friday, June 12, 2015.
The Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is Walnut Creek’s first citywide planning effort focused on making walking safer, easier and more popular. The finished PMP will:
- Outline goals, policies and actions to guide the evolution of walking in the city.
- Assess existing conditions for walking.
- Develop broad recommendations for physical improvements.
- Recommend programs and activities to promote and encourage walking.
- Formulate guidelines for the design of sidewalks, crosswalks and footpaths.
Particular attention will be paid to improving access to schools, transit, open space areas, parks and neighborhood shopping centers, as well as within the Downtown area. The planning effort relies on the public’s involvement to help shape the PMP.
If you’re interested in attending a public meeting, there are opportunities on May 4, 6 & 28 at Walnut Creek City Hall. For details on meeting times and locations, to read the Draft PMP, or to give feedback, visit the City of Walnut Creek’s ‘How to Get Involved’ page.
BART has announced a 3.4 percent regular fare increase, scheduled for January 1, 2016. The estimated $15 million in added annual revenue will fund BART’s highest priority capital needs including new rail cars, an automated train control system, and an expanded maintenance facility.
BART wants rider feedback and will be taking comments through April 28. You can send your input by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (510-464-6752), taking their online survey, or by fax or US mail. For more information, see the official BART press release.
The City of San Ramon is seeking community design input on proposed bicycle/pedestrian overcrossings along the Iron Horse Trail at Bollinger Canyon Road and Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon. The goal of the overcrossings is to enhance safety and reduce delays for both trail and roadway users.
For each of the two proposed overcrossings, the City of San Ramon has posted a survey which includes descriptions and photos of various bridge concepts under consideration. You can rate each bridge concept in terms of architecture, materials and color on a scale of one to five.
To take one or both surveys, start by visiting the Open San Ramon discussion page at sanramon.ca.gov. To start the process, select the overcrossing you are interested in. Your selection will expand, giving you a ‘Go to the topic’ button:
After clicking the ‘Go to the topic’ button, the website will take you to an ‘Introduction’ tab by default:
To get to the actual survey and provide your feedback, you’ll need to click on the ‘Your Response’ tab. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the description and image of the first bridge design concept:
NOTE: Make sure to click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the survey, or your feedback won’t be captured:
Once you’ve completed your survey, if you’d like to give feedback on the other overcrossing, just navigate back to the Open San Ramon discussion page and repeat the process. The online surveys will be available through November 26 at 4pm.
The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting community workshops to discuss ways to improve access to public transit in West County.
Come hear about proposed improvements and provide your feedback. The workshops will cover:
- Conditions around West County BART stations and other transit hubs
- Pedestrian and bicycle needs
- Parking and drop-off areas
- Employer shuttles and other ways to promote alternatives to driving
- Signs, maps, schedules and other ways to provide transit information
Anyone who attends a workshop will be eligible to win a Clipper Card worth $155.00! WCCTAC will give away one card per workshop.
You have two more chances to share your feedback!
Monday, May 23 in Richmond (6:00-7:30 pm)
Richmond City Hall (Multipurpose room), 440 Civic Center Plaza
Tuesday, May 24 in El Cerrito (5:30-7:00 pm)
El Cerrito City Hall (City Council Chambers), 10890 San Pablo Avenue