El Cerrito wants input on its plans for San Pablo Avenue, active transportation, urban greening


Does your vision of an ideal San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito resemble the rendering above? Do you have something completely different in mind? Your chance to sound off about this and related topics comes at a city-hosted workshop on Saturday.

El Cerrito encourages the community to attend an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 to learn about and give input on four major planning efforts. The event at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, will discuss the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, the Complete Streets Plan, the Urban Greening Plan and the Active Transportation Plan.

A presentation on the initiatives will be given at 9 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.

The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan includes regulations for private development in the area, including new building size, density, parking, sustainability and open space requirements.

The Complete Streets Plan includes policies and facilities to better accommodate bus, bicycle and pedestrian travel along San Pablo.

The Active Transportation Plan addresses bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs citywide.

The Urban Greening Plan includes “projects and policies to increase and enhance the city’s open space.”

For more details on the open house, visit www.el-cerrito.org/commdev or contact Emily Alter at ealter@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4385.

Chris Treadway