Thank you to everyone that attended community meetings and responded to the online survey. Based on the positive feedback received, City Staff presented the project to the City Council on February 4th. The City Council was supportive of the project, and gave Staff direction to seek grant funding for design, environmental, and construction.
Staff is applying to the California Active Transportation Program (ATP) for funding. Applications are due September 15th, 2020, and the results of the application will be released in the spring of 2021. If all goes well, design and environmental will begin in the summer/fall of 2021, and construction around 2024/2025. The Active Transportation Program is very competitive, with public agencies from all over California competing for a limited pool of funding. The community support shown for this project will make for a competitive application.
Pubilc outreach and minor refinements and improvements to the design will be ongoing until construction.