Climate control options, as well as city wide pedestrian walk ways, will be discussed during the upcoming special Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday May 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the MSB.
This will be the third workshop put on by the City of South San Francisco; previous workshops were held last year in March, May and October. Public input is welcomed and encouraged so mark your calendars now. Below are some links that offer valuable information on these projects. We encourage you to read them to see how these plans will impact our neighborhoods through out our city.
The City of South San Francisco with the assistance of the consulting firms of PMC and Fehr & Peers is preparing a community-wide comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP) and a community-wide Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP).
The Climate Action Plan will provide goals, policies, and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and support the goals of Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and Senate Bill (SB) 375.
The Pedestrian Master Plan will provide a community-wide plan providing for a network of sidewalks and paths to facilitate increased walking to local destinations. The plan will include an inventory and assessment of the current pedestrian facilities, a gap analysis, identify and prioritize needed improvements and provide goals policies and and measurable implementation measures. A key focus area will be the Downtown Area and residential neighborhoods.
In preparation of the CAP, the City has completed a Government Operations Emissions Inventory, a community-wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, and has recently adopted a Bicycle Master Plan. The project will build on both recent and current planning efforts including the Community Based Transportation Plan, the Downtown Station Area Plan and the El Camino Real Specific Plans.
The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) awarded South San Francisco a Planning Grant providing the bulk of the funding for the preparation of the CAP and the PMP.
Community participation is a key element and will include three community workshops and walk audits.
PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
Below you will find some informative material on the planning, existing, and recommended plans; where the plans are looking to be implemented, and the laws ( state, county and local) that govern how these changes must be synchronized and met. Included Bay Trail, El Camino Corridor (Grand Blvd), Caltrans, BART, High Speed Rail, Bicycle and Pedestrian needs and how this will impact our neighborhoods.
Chapter 1 – DRAFT July 23, 2012: Planning Context