The City conducted a robust community engagement effort to listen to neighborhood concerns about pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety in the Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods. The City also conducted a Vision Zero Traffic Safety Analysis to identify locations where future collisions can be prevented.
Neighborhood feedback and the traffic safety analysis were summarized in the Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Transportation Management Plan (Plan), identifying infrastructure projects to address neighborhood safety and mobility concerns. City Council unanimously approved the Plan in March 2020 and adopted a Resolution of Support to seek grant funds.
The City applied for an ATP Cycle 6 grant in 2022 to implement the Plan and was successful, with $19 million awarded to the City for final design and construction.
Design and environmental review will commence in 2023 with construction anticipated to begin in 2027.
The Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Active Transportation Plan Implementation Project (Project) provides safe pedestrian and bicycle routes to schools, parks, and neighborhood services, and completes major infrastructure gaps. The enhancements complement the Westside Community Paseos Project (click here to learn more).
Features of the Project include:
The most recent public meetings were held online on February 2, 2022 and in person at Bohnett Park on February 5, 2022 to review the latest concept plans and receive feedback. If you’d like to learn more about the project, view the Westside and Lower Westside Active Transportation Plan Implementation Webinar Recording here.
City staff plan to hold additional public meetings to share project updates in 2023 and 2024.