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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Emeryville Wins Pedestrian/Bike Plan Award
Emeryville announces the receipt of an award of excellence from the American Planning Association (APA) for our newly enacted Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan. The award issued May 17th is in the APA Northern Section Awards Program for 'Outstanding Planning on a Focused Issue'. The APA notified Emeryville that the Ped/Bike Plan is also eligible for a California Chapter APA award to be decided this summer.
Emeryville's Ped/Bike Plan was forged over two years with help from the Bike/Ped Committee and Alta Planning of Berkeley at a cost of some $200,000. Professional planners have praised the new plan as forward thinking and practical, that will help to alleviate problems associated with excess vehicle traffic and make for a more livable city. The plan earmarks certain identified streets as low volume, slow streets to help bicyclists commute along safe and direct routes. These routes, designated as bicycle boulevards were planned with a mind to commuting between neighboring municipalities in a seamless way, something the APA noted was worthy of commendation.