The City of Lake Elsinore has been awarded one of the three Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants in Riverside County through a highly competitive grant application process. We received a grant in the amount of $170,000 through Senate Bill 1 to prepare an Active Transportation Plan / Regional Commuter Based Access Plan. The total project cost is approximately $245,000. More information about the Caltrans Sustainability Transportation Planning Grant awards can be found at: http://www.catc.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/2017Agenda/2017-12/Yellows/Tab_22_4.11_Attachment.pdf.
The Plan will prioritize bikeway and pedestrian improvements based on criteria such as regional and local connectivity, safe routes to school, ten minute neighborhoods, recreation uses and recommendations for smart infill growth with accompanying active transportation project improvements. The Plan will support the City’s extremely fast annual growth rate of 2% and will be vital for the establishment of a safe active transportation network in the existing and future development. In addition, the Plan will support the promotion of an active healthy lifestyle for the entire community through the Healthy LE initiative. The product will include the planning document with cost estimates, conceptual layout, implementation strategies, and potential funding sources.
As we move into the planning phase, we will be seeking extensive public input and highly encourage the community to get involved. Please be on the lookout for a variety of opportunities to provide feedback over the coming year.
Bidders please keep an eye out for more information about the Request for Qualifications in January 2018.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the City of Lake Elsinore Community Services Department at 951-674-3124 ext. 265, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at: http://www.lake-elsinore.org/city-hall/community-services/active-transportation-plan.