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Help Us Create A Safer, More Walkable Downtown

This month, the City of Visalia will host community workshops as part of a planning project to create a new Traffic Safety Action Plan for central Visalia.
 
“These workshops will help us gather ideas from the community to make our downtown more vibrant and our streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists,” shares Leslie Blair, City of Visalia Civil Engineer. “We invite residents of all ages to join us, these workshops are going to be very hands on with presentations, discussion and table top exercises.”
 
Workshops will take place at 210 West Center Avenue in Visalia on Tuesday, 5/21 and Thursday, 5/23.

The schedule is:

TUESDAY, MAY 21st
  • Walking Tour with Design Experts from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Join us before the workshop to assess downtown’s safety conditions for walking and bicycling.
  • Community Design Workshop from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tell the designers what you want to see happen in downtown Visalia.
THURSDAY, MAY 23rd
  • Closing Community Workshop from 6 – 8 p.m. Share your comments and guidance about the design team’s draft recommendations.
All meetings will be held in both English and Spanish, they are family friendly (bring the kids!) and a light meal will be provided.

“The Traffic Safety Action Plan will identify short- and long-term projects that the City can implement to improve transportation safety and mobility and create a more vibrant downtown,” added Blair.

This planning effort is funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Communities Planning Grant awarded to the City of Visalia. A design team from the Local Government Commission and Alta Planning + Design will conduct the workshops and develop the final plan.

For more information about the Central Visalia Traffic Safety Action Plan project, contact Leslie Blair, City of Visalia Civil Engineer, at leslie.blair@visalia.city or 713-4633.

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