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El Cerrito holding Dec. 15 neighborhood meeting on Colusa Avenue traffic concerns

By Chris Treadway
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 11:12 pm in El Cerrito.

El Cerrito has scheduled a neighborhood meeting to discuss possible traffic management measures on Colusa Avenue for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave.
The area being studied for ways “to create a more livable and safer environment for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists” is on Colusa between Fairmount Avenue and Terrace Drive.
The meeting will include a presentation by consultant firm Fehr & Peers on the current traffic coniditions and short- and long-term options for addressing safety issues.
The process for a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program started with a petition submitted by residents in January 2011.
An initial meeting with area residents was held in January 2012 and the process included evaluation by the city’s traffic consultant and ongoing communication between staff and residents.
A notice was mailed this week to residents living within 500 feet of the study area. “This is a slightly larger area than the notice of the first meeting because of the combination of measures being considered and potential impacts on adjacent streets,” the notice states.
Comments or questions can be directed to Yvetteh Ortiz at 510-215-4345.

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