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City Receives Grant for Pedestrian/Bicycle Masterplan

The plan calls for a safe bike and pedestrian environment throughout Belmont.

Belmont's Department of Public Works has secured a $35,000 grant for development of the city’s first ever comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle plan. According to the City Manager's Weekly Update, the plan is to create a safe, comfortable bicycle and pedestrian friendly environment to walk and bicycle in Belmont. 

Belmont will be required to match the grant funds with an addition $35,000 from the City’s Measure A funds.  Once the grant award is complete, the city will begin the project by next summer.

The study Plan will involve:
  • Plan and policy review
  • Obtaining community input
  • Conducting surveys & data collection
  • Counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at key intersections
  • Conduct walking audits
  • Identify deficiencies in existing sidewalk
  • Context sensitive gap analysis
  • Analyze high collision and injury locations 
  • Identification of specific pedestrian and bicycle improvements
  • Prioritization of improvements based on existing plans, policies, safety and community input
The plan will be developed to be consistent with the city's Complete Streets Policy adopted in January 2013 and the Belmont-Redwood Shores Safe Routes to School Study prepared in 2012. 
Dick Roistacher January 05, 2014 at 03:12 PM
What has happened to Patch? Why feature a piece from the web damning Obama? Get rid of the rabid right wing bull.... Patch is not a place for politics. Barbara Noble
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) January 05, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Dick, I'm afraid I don't know what feature piece you are referring to. The story on which you left your comment has to do with a grant awarded the City of Belmont for a bike/pedestrian master plan, nothing about Pres. Obama. Nor is there any featured piece on Belmont Patch about Pres. Obama.
Linda January 07, 2014 at 10:44 AM
From whom was the grant obtained?

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