Pasadena city officials are asking for the public’s thoughts as they embark on a plan to improve walkability and increase safety for pedestrians, authorities announced Friday.
“Pasadena Walk” is a “comprehensive update to the City’s Pedestrian Plan,” city officials said in a written statement. It’s being funded by a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments.
“The project will identify barriers to walking in the city and identify potential solutions to improve safety and amenities for pedestrians,” the statement said.
“The project will review local collision data as part of the planning process to identify the safety performance of Pasadena streets,” it added. “This data may then be used to help prioritize future investments and safety improvements.”
Members of the public will have numerous opportunities to weigh in on the plan, starting with a survey being distributed by the city online.
As a city filled with “world-class destinations,” Pasadena Department of Transportation Director Laura Rubio-Cornejo said making sure the city is accessible for pedestrian traffic is vital.
“The City of Pasadena believes residents should be able to get to these destinations on foot as easily as possible,” she said. “This pedestrian plan update is the first and most important step towards creating a more vibrant, accessible and walkable Pasadena.”
For more information on the project, as well as the survey, can be accessed online at CityofPasadena.net/