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OPEN HOUSE: BERKELEY TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES
Open House will have results of survey, show recommendations

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, April 20, 2016) - Come out on April 25th to learn the results of a community survey that prioritizes how the City will implement transportation projects.  

The goal of the online survey, which closes Thursday April 21st, is to ensure that transportation projects reflect our Berkeley community's values and that they are implemented efficiently.

While the City has approved many projects in concept, several phases follow. A prioritized list guides staff work, such as which projects to seek funding for first. Come see the results of the citywide survey, see how it prioritized projects and give feedback:

Transportation Strategic Plan Meeting
North Berkeley Senior Center, Multi-purpose room
1901 Hearst Avenue
Monday, April 25th, 2016
5:00 to 8:00 pm, drop by any time.
Presentation at 6:30 pm

Following the open house, the draft Strategic Transportation Plan will go to City Council for approval in July. Then the City will be submitting the first round of grant applications in summer 2017 for funding different phases of projects - planning, design, and construction. Projects would begin starting in mid-2018.

How people move through a community has a powerful impact. The design of a community's transportation systems can strengthen neighborhoods. Better pedestrian spaces can spur economic vitality. Transportation design can help achieve environmental goals, such as reducing greenhouse gases. It can improve social and racial equity by improving mobility for low-income residents or underprivileged groups.

Plans are the critical first step, helping establish goals and a vision. To implement them, many projects require environmental review, public processes, council approval or outside funding. Once plans are complete, we can move forward to fund, design, and construct new transportation improvements that benefit our whole community.

The list of projects being considered range from improvements to bike boulevards to complete streets programs, which improve streets for all uses: bicycling, walking, mass transit and driving. Learn more at the transportation strategic plan website.

Fill out the survey by April 21st, come to the Open House on April 25 and learn more about this process on our strategic plan website.

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