Feb 22 2014

Crosswalks, Streets, Bulb Outs: Take the Survey

Attend the workshop in the Piedmont Community Hall (Piedmont’s Main Park), Monday, February 24, at 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Complete the walk/bike online survey to provide your input and for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards for Mulberry’s Market (courtesy of the plan consultant):


 Walking and biking around Piedmont should be safer, easier and more convenient. To work toward that goal, the City is preparing its first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.

As part of that process, the City has developed a list of community-driven ideas to improve conditions for walking and biking. The ideas are based on almost 1,600 comments received from Piedmonters last fall on the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. Please click the following links below that describe these ideas:

The ideas include:

  • Physical, on-street projects (see Sections III and IV of the paper);
  • Activities and events (Section V); and
  • Changes to City policies and practices  (Section VI).

Your suggestions have been great, but there won’t be enough grant funding to accomplish everything within the lifetime of the walk/bike plan. We need your feedback to help us trim down the list. Also, some of the ideas entail policy trade-offs and competing objectives that we will need to resolve with your help.

Piedmonters have several opportunities to discuss and provide feedback on the ideas. Your input will be used to develop and prioritize final recommendations for the walk/bike plan:

  • A community workshop on Monday, February 24, 7:00–9:30 pm, at Piedmont Community Hall (711 Highland Avenue)
  • A Planning Commission hearing on Monday, March 10, at Piedmont City Hall (120 Vista Avenue)
  • An online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PiedmontWalkBike. By completing the survey, you will be eligible to win a $50 gift card for Mulberry’s Market (courtesy of the plan consultant). There will be three winners!
  • Also, you can send your comments to Kate Black, City Planner, at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at: City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

If you would like to stay up to date on the development of the plan, contact Janet Chang atjanetchang@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at (510) 420-3094 to be added to the email list for the project.

Get involved—these are your streets and sidewalks. Your voice is important!

The PBMP planning is being funded entirely through a grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC; 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.

One Response to “Crosswalks, Streets, Bulb Outs: Take the Survey”

  1. An interesting idea raised at this workshop was the development of a PMS/PHS student drop-off zone at Sierra and Highland to prevent the drop-off congestion that occurs on Magnolia and the Civic Center every morning. Students would be dropped off at this location and walk across the park to school. Several at the workshop felt this was not practicable – drivers would still drive into the civic center to drop off students. But what if curb sections along Vista Way were designated as “no-parking” zones from 7:30 until 8:00, creating temporary zones for student drop-off and then reverting to permitted parking for city employees?

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