Past, Present and Future of Pasadena Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety to be Presented to Council Monday

Published : Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 8:07 PM

Joaquin Siques, who is an Engineer for the Pasadena Department of Transportation, will deliver a presentation on bike/pedestrian safety to members of the City Council at its meeting Monday night.

Siques said he will be providing an overall picture of “all the different safety initiatives that we have in place for pedestrian and bicycle safety” between the city’s Department of Transportation, the Police Department, and the Departments of Public Health and Public Works.

Siques said his presentation will remind the Councilmembers of the many different programs offered over the past decade in support of the “4 E’s” of bicycle safety: Education, Encouragement, Engineering and Enforcement approach.

“We’ve had programs from outreach to schools, bicycle safety awareness campaigns and safety workshops, all the way to the past year we handed out bicycle lights,” Siques said.

Councilmembers will also hear about other past accomplishments such as green highway markings and bike lane buffers that provide more separation between bicycles and cars.

A recent grant that began October 1 will allow the the Department of Transportation to do more outreach to schools and to update the “Suggested Routes to School Maps.” The maps show preferred routes to each Pasadena public school, noting the locations of crosswalks and traffic signals.

And finally Councilmembers will be reminded that there is always work to be done, according to Siques.

“We have ten to 15 projects that are unfunded or in the design stage,” Siques said, adding that the Department of Transportation is always seeking opportunities for grants.

Siques’ report will be delivered as informational oral report towards the end of the Council’s meeting Monday night at City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue.

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