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City Releases a Draft Citywide Transportation Plan for Community Input

Post Date:11/08/2017 11:41 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 8, 2017

Media Contact:

Meghan Horrigan, City Manager's Office

650-780-7305

mhorrigan@redwoodcity.org

City Releases a Draft Citywide Transportation Plan for Community Input

Online survey and community meetings to garner input are scheduled for November through early 2018 

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. - The City announced today the release of a draft Citywide Transportation Plan and a series of meetings and other efforts to gain community feedback on future transportation projects and priority-setting. 

In an effort to improve mobility for everyone, Redwood City embarked on a citywide transportation planning process early this year. The draft Citywide Transportation Plan (Plan), named RWCmoves, is now available for review and community input. The City is seeking community feedback on the draft Plan through three community workshops, various other public meetings including Committee meetings and two City Council meetings and an online survey. 

The draft Plan seeks to develop a framework for a balanced transportation network serving all modes of transportation including walking, biking, and driving to address the City's transportation challenges and needs and builds on Redwood City's existing transportation system. The goals of the draft Plan are to assess existing conditions of the transportation system; engage and inform the community around transportation issues; and prioritize and monitor transportation investments. For data seekers, the Plan includes transportation data including where trips are happening, who's making them, and how they're being made; where collisions are happening and who is involved; community identified challenge areas and positive examples; and how people would like to commute if they had better choices. 

In response to all of the community feedback and analysis of the existing transportation system, over 120 projects were identified to create and maintain a safe, and accessible transportation network. These projects fit into seven different categories: Active Transportation Corridors, Complete Street Corridors and Placemaking, Network Gap Closure, Connectivity, and Safety, Roadway Congestion and Delay Improvements, Transit Access and Service Enhancements, Transportation Demand Management, and Transportation Technologies and Innovations.  

The online survey seeks to gain input on the Plan's Tier 1 priority projects, including:

Category: Top Scoring Projects

  • New Downtown street connections
  • El Camino Real Corridor Plan Implementation
  • Bicycle Master Plan
  • Complete Streets Design Guidelines

Category: Early Investment Projects

  • Fair Oaks Community School Safe Routes to School
  • Middlefield Road Corridor Improvements (between Broadway and Winslow Street -Theatre Way)
  • Crosswalk Program
  • On-Street Bicycle Parking Downtown Expansion
  • Update ADA Transition Plan
  • Transit Access Improvements
  • Jefferson Avenue Operational Analysis

Category: Neighborhood Priority Projects

  • Holly Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing
  • Brewster Avenue Cycle Track
  • James Street Cycle Track
  • Alameda de las Pulgas Complete Streets Project
  • Hawes Community School Safe Routes to School
  • Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Improvements
  • Redwood Shores Parkway Corridor Improvements
  • Bay Road and Florence Street Corridor Improvements 

The City is asking for the community's help by providing feedback in person or through an online survey. The three, open-house style community meetings at the following dates and locations:

  • November 16, 5-8pm, at the Police Activities League, 3399 Bay Road
  • November 29, 5-8pm, at the Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway
  • December 9, 10am-1pm at Kennedy Middle School, 2521 Goodwin Avenue 

The following additional public meetings are further opportunities for community input: (All meetings are located at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road) 

  • December 5, 7pm: Planning Commission
  • December 12, 6pm: Complete Streets Advisory Committee
  • Early 2018: City Council Study Session to Discuss the Draft Plan and Gain Community Input
  • Early 2018: City Council to Consider Adoption of the Draft Plan 

To learn more about the draft Citywide Transportation Plan, go to www.redwoodcity.org/rwcmoves.

To take the online survey, go to www.rwcmoves.com/draft-plan-survey

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About the City of Redwood City 

The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org, or follow Redwood City on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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