The public is invited to attend a workshop for the city’s Pedestrian Action Plan on Monday.
The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the East Wing of the Civic Center.
The goal of the plan is to explore ways to make walking “safe and enjoyable.”
The city’s Pedestrian Action Plan, a project of the Land Use and Circulation Element, is about deciding where the dollars should be spent so that walking becomes the healthy, safe alternative it should be. People will be able to question the methods and suggest better ways to make the streets safer, by taking on such issues as:
• Improved pedestrian safety and comfort.
• Independence for young people and seniors.
• Improve health of all residents by walking.
This ongoing program has already delivered some important information that community members need to know and talk about in this workshop:
• 80 percent of the pedestrian collisions are happening at 20 percent of the intersections, particularly on certain streets such as Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. The highest pedestrian volumes are on and around the Third Street Promenade.
• Emerging themes include visibility and crossing issues, sidewalk condition, signal timing, streetscape modification, facility design standards and funding for new facilities.
To RSVP, call (310) 458-8341 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, engage in the planning process at any time online at: pedplan.santamonicatownhall.org.