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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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International Walk to School Day

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 20, 2009

On October 7th, schools around the world will celebrate International Walk to School Day. Whether your school is celebrating it or not, the day provides a great opportunity to “find another way to school”. Whether walking, biking, on the bus, or carpooling, the trip gives you the chance to have a conversation with kids about transportation options, safety, the environment… or maybe you’ll just enjoy the extra bonding time.

For more information on Walk to School Day, contact Nora Cody – Director of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools program – at SR2S@transformca.org or call (510) 740-3150.

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