Pedestrian Master Plan & Climate Action Plan- PUBLIC workshop May 2nd

Your Input Is Needed Mark Your Calendar NOW

Your Input Is Needed
Mark Your Calendar NOW

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.

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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

Chapter 2 – DRAFT July 23, 2012: Existing Pedestrian Environment

Chapter 3 – DRAFT July 23, 2012: Existing Conditions Chapter

Chapter 4 – DRAFT July 23, 2012: Draft Recommended Improvements


Frequently Asked Question: Climate Action Plan (CAP)

 Q: What is a CAP?
 A: A CAP is a planning document that identifies ways in which the community and County can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The CAP will include GHG reduction strategies for County operations and community wide activities and programs. The communitywide GHG reduction strategies will address four key sectors—
 energy, waste, transportation, and agriculture. The communitywide GHG reduction strategies would apply in the unincorporated county.
Q: How will the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the CAP be achieved?
 A: The goals of the CAP will be achieved through a series of reduction measures that will be outlined in the document. Some measures may include incentive programs for individuals and businesses to in crease energy efficiency.
Q: Why is the City developing the CAP?
 A: The CAP represents the City’s efforts to improve air quality, enhance sustainability and ensure the safety and comfort of its residents for generations to come. The CAP will include a set of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to state-recommended levels. The CAP will explore strategies such as waste reduction, water conservation, transportation demand management and energy efficiency. CAP often work in tandem with other policies and plans, including the General Plan, the Housing Element, Specific Plans, Urban Water Management Plan, Waste Diversion Plan, Bicycle Plan, Pedestrian Plan, and transit-related plans.
Q: How is the CAP funded?
 A: The CAP is funded by a Strategic Growth Council 2011 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant (grant number: 3010-540).
 Q: Who is involved in developing the CAP?
 A From the City Council and City staff to residents, businesses, and organizations in the City, all members of the community will be encouraged to participate in the development of the CAP.
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Cynthia Marcopulos
Cynthia Marcopulos
9 years ago

As far as a pedestrian plan, it would be a good idea to have sidewalks when one stops i.e., Junipero Serra — all of a sudden, you are stuck facing an intersection with no safe place to be standing or walking. In Burlingame on Broadway Ave., a pedestrian just stands at the crosswalk, cars come to a halt so the ped. can walk safely across the street instead of dodging cars.