Monday night February 25, Redwood City to revisit Complete Streets program

On Monday night, the Redwood City City Council is set to revisit and refine its commitment to streets that are safe for walking and bicycling.

Recently, after hearing mixed feedback about making Farm Hill Blvd safer, the City Council wants to define more clearly the process and scope of the Complete Streets strategy that it adopted in its General Plan in 2010. On Monday night there is a study session for City Council to reconsider how to make improvements to make streets safer and better for walking, bicycling and transit.

Council will discuss how they will provide input on Complete Streets project development, and what public and decision-making process should be followed.

Complete streets support driving, transit, walking and bicycling for people of all ages and abilities.  Over the years, the city has implemented many safety improvements on streets including Alameda de las Pulgas, Middlefield, Veterans, and more.  The City Council continues to support more housing and jobs downtown, so Complete Streets will help  accommodate more people without more cars and gridlock.

Council needs to hear from the Community. If you can, come on Monday and let City Council members know how improving streets for walking and bicycling makes Redwood City better for you, your family, your friends and neighbors.  How do “complete streets” help you go shopping, get to work, and send your kids to school? How will improving the streets help kids and seniors? How will safer streets make your community more livable and neighborly. Council needs to hear that the demand for “complete streets” is not from a small special interest group – it is a mainstream need that provides benefits for a broad cross-section of the community.

Come if you can to the City Council meeting and speak to the importance of Complete Streets.

City Hall, Middlefield and Jefferson, Council Chambers

Complete Streets is #9 on the agenda and should come up around 7:30 or so.

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