File #: 2022-2491   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 10/20/2022
Title: Review and Comment on the Draft Alameda Active Transportation Plan (Discussion Item)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Alameda ATP Public Review Draft clickable TOC, 2. Exhibit 2 Alameda ATP Neighborhood Greenway Poster aka Bike Blvds, 3. Exhibit 3 Alameda ATP Appendix A Active Transportation Project Prioritization, 4. Exhibit 4 Alameda ATP Appendix B Summaries of Community Survey and Public Engagement, 5. Exhibit 5 Alameda ATP Appendix F Level of Traffic Stress and Trip Potential Analysis, 6. Exhibit 6 Alameda ATP Appendix G Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Types, 7. 6A_Correspondence, 8. 2022 10-20 Draft Plan TC PPT

Review and Comment on the Draft Alameda Active Transportation Plan (Discussion Item)

On October 3rd, the City of Alameda released a Draft Active Transportation Plan that updates and combines the 2009 Pedestrian Plan and 2010 Bicycle Master Plan. The City is soliciting input through October 23rd. The Plan provides a roadmap for making walking and biking safe and desirable every-day transportation options. It addresses the needs of people of all ages and abilities - including children, seniors and people with disabilities - to address the City's safety, greenhouse gas reduction, and transportation mode shift goals; and to enhance the health and livability of Alameda.
Staff is requesting that the Transportation Commission review and comment on the draft Plan. After receiving comments from Boards and Commissions and the community, staff will revise the Plan, and intend to bring a Final Draft Plan to the Transportation Commission's November 16 meeting for action, and to the City Council in December to recommend adoption.
The Plan along with key figures and appendices are included as Exhibits 1-6. The Plan's comprehensive webpage has the complete Plan with all figures and appendices, a survey for providing input, and a list of all community engagement opportunities:
Over the course of the past three-plus years the City has been working on development of the Active Transportation Plan. The planning process began in fall 2019 with an intensive and inclusive public engagement period to learn what the community saw as the assets and needs of the existing biking and walking environments. In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Plan's process and engagement strategy, while it also altered transportation patterns and led people to think differently about how we use public spaces and rights-of-way. In summer 2020, draft recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian projects, programs, policies, and pri...

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