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Public Workshop: How to Make Walking and Biking in Piedmont Safer and Easier

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 30, 2013

On October 30, 2013, the City of Piedmont Planning Commission  will host a public workshop on the recently launched process to develop Piedmont’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP). The purpose of the workshop is to hear from members of the community about the needs and concerns of pedestrians and cyclists in Piedmont; the obstacles and challenges to walking and biking in our city; and the public’s ideas for making walking and biking in Piedmont safer and easier. The input will be used to develop and prioritize recommended improvements throughout the city. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Piedmont Community Hall (711 Highland Avenue).

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

In order to hear from as many people as possible, the City has also developed an online survey on the same subject (www.surveymonkey.com/s/WalkBikePiedmont). Everyone who responds to the survey will be eligible to win one of three donated $25 gift cards for Mulberry’s Market (courtesy of the City’s consultant on the PBMP). The survey will remain open through November 16, 2013. People are also encouraged to email any additional thoughts and comments on the needs and challenges to walking and biking in Piedmont to Kate Black, City Planner, at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us.

In the meantime, the City is wrapping up an “existing conditions” report for the PBMP. This background report summarizes existing local conditions and issues relevant to walking and biking in Piedmont. It covers such topics as the city’s street network, key destinations around the city, facilities for walking and biking, and collision statistics. The report will be made available to the public for review and comment once it has been finalized.

The PBMP is being funded entirely through a grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC; http://www.alamedactc.org) and through the City’s existing funds for pedestrian and bicycle improvements (pass-through Measure B funds), also distributed by the Alameda CTC.

For more information about the PBMP, contact Kate Black at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at (510) 420-3063.

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Piedmont Connect Action Alerts

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 2, 2013

Action Alerts from the Piedmont Connect Newsletter
Monday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.  Piedmont City Council will be voting on joining the new Energy Council, a Joint Powers Authority which will allow Piedmont to partner with other cities to apply for competitive grant funds for energy efficiency and climate protection.  Although it would be ideal, from Piedmont’s perspective, for each member city to have one vote, refusing to join if the larger cities are given more votes would put us at a big disadvantage for applying for these important grants.  Connect encourages its members to weigh in on this by writing Council or attending the meeting.  The Staff Report is athttp://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/2013-01-07/energy_council.pdf
 
Monday, February 11, 5 p.m.  The Planning Commission is seeking the community’s feedback on developing Piedmont’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and there will be an opportunity for public comment at their February 11th meeting.  To see the draft proposed outline of the plan, go to http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/?p=1921 .  To join Connect’s “Green Transportation” interest group, go to https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmonttransport/
Learn more about Piedmont Connect at https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmont/

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