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Making walking and biking in Richmond safer and easier

By dcuff
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 7:14 pm in Uncategorized.

Richmond is working on a plan aimed at making the city safer and easier to walk and bicycle in. 

A $250,000 Caltrans environmental justice grant and $100,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is paying for the planning effort by health, transportation and land-use experts and the public.

The idea: reduce collisions injuring pedestrians and bicycles. 

Meetings on the pedestrian portion of the plan will be held Wednesday (May 19, and Thursday, and Saturday.

Click here for bike plan information, and here for pedestrian plan information.

Workshops on the pedestrian plan will be as follows.

– 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (May 19) at the Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Ave.

–  5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Church, 159 Harbour Way.

– 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Coronado Elementary School, 2001 Virginia Ave.

Also, a community meeting on on the walking and bicycling plan will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 27 at the Richmond Recreation Center, 3230 Macdonald Ave.

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