Pasadena, like many other urban cities, faces the ongoing challenge of ensuring that its streets are safe for all. In support of the city’s efforts to make streets safer, Laura Rubio-Cornejo, Director of Transportation for the city, announced that the Pasadena DOT has been awarded a grant of $200,000 in Safe Streets and Roads for All funding.
The $200,000 grant, awarded to the City’s Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP), will advance planning and development of critical projects and strategies aimed at enhancing street safety, Rubio-Cornejo stated in the announcement.
The LRSP, developed in collaboration with various City departments and a consultant team, provides a roadmap for addressing safety concerns across Pasadena.
Through a systematic analysis of opportunities to improve street safety, the LRSP prioritizes a list of projects and strategies aimed at reducing or eliminating fatalities and serious injuries on the City’s roadways.
One of the key features of the grant funding is its emphasis on equity and safety.
“The grant will fund the development of additional projects and strategies with an emphasis on equity and safety,” the announcement read.
The grant will also fund outreach and public engagement on proposed projects and strategies.
Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Funding
The Safe Streets and Roads for All grant funding was released in July 2022 by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The aim of the grants is to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries through a comprehensive action and implementation plan that is focused on all users.
Looking ahead, staff is expected to take the item before the City Council in Fiscal Year 2023 to accept the funds.
Outreach and planning on the LRSP are anticipated to begin in FY2024.