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Highland Elementary Community Connectivity Project

Safe Routes to School Community Outreach Meeting
Highland Elementary Library
701 N Stevenson St
Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 6-7pm

To attend virtually, click hereFood will be provided.

The City of Visalia is working on submitting a grant application for street improvements within the Highland Elementary community specifically on improving walking and biking within the community.

In order to provide you with a high-quality complete streets and active streets we are conducting a survey of the surrounding area to better understand the local community needs and what areas need improvement. Click HERE to take the survey.

The Highland Elementary School Community, located between Houston Ave and Goshen Ave, is home to many students who attend Highland Elementary School, Redwood High School, and Green Acres Middle School. Thanks to the Active Transportation Program, the City of Visalia is afforded the opportunity to apply for grant funding to not only create safe routes to schools for the students but to also improve the connectivity for the Highland Community at large. 

This survey is available in English and Spanish by clicking the globe icon near your top left screen.

Potential Project: Highland Community Connectivity Project

The Highland Community Connectivity Project will benefit the community located between Houston Ave, Goshen Ave, Burke St, and Main St as shown below:

Project Goals

The goals of the HCCP is to promote active modes of transportation, such as walking and biking, in the Highland community by creating continuous path of travels to connect the homes, schools, and key neighborhood destinations. In doing so, the project will form safe routes to schools and improve the overall connectivity of the community at large by:

  • Filling in missing gaps of sidewalks to create continuous paths
  • Improving safety by reworking the crosswalks and curb ramps
  • Adding safer bike lanes

Community improvements may include but not be limited to, bulb out construction to improve pedestrian crossings, raised crosswalks, median construction for traffic calming, protected bike lanes, and/or narrowing of traffic lanes.

Bulb-out Curbs:

Source: Crafton Toll


Raised Crosswalk:

Source: New York City Dot

Thank you for being an important part of this public feedback process.

For more information or questions about the grant application process, please contact Diego Corvera, Civil Engineer at (559) 713-4209 or [email protected].

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