by Public Works Director Phil Nelson
Wheel you be our valentine?
There’s so much to love about Ventura, especially when it comes to enjoying time outdoors with our remarkable year-round climate! We love seeing the community get moving, whether it’s biking to one of our many bike paths, walking or rolling to the beach, or hopping on local transit to head downtown.
On Thursday, February 17, the City will host a virtual workshop at 6:00 p.m. to gather ideas on improving active transportation options in Ventura. We invite the community to ask questions and share their ideas with us during the public meeting!
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, preview current bike and pedestrian networks, and review the City’s Active Transportation Plan. Additionally, participants can share ideas for how the City should prioritize improvements such as building sidewalk connections near schools and parks or enhancing existing sidewalks near popular destinations.
The City’s public works department launched the Active Transportation Plan in summer 2021, thanks to funding provided by Caltrans. This project is important because it creates a roadmap to improve walking, biking, and transit through future projects and programs. Additionally, the project
includes information about safe routes to school, a traffic safety program for K-12 students and families, and a program called complete streets, which outlines standards for transportation infrastructures throughout the City.
In the last several months, we’ve collected thousands of ideas through surveys, visited local schools to learn more about pedestrian safety for students, met with community stakeholder groups, and hosted virtual and pop-up events to gather a diverse mix of feedback.
Everyone’s feedback is important!
To register for the virtual workshop, sign up to receive email updates, and review the latest findings from the community, visit www.ActivePlanVentura.com.
The workshop will also be streamed live on YouTube. A recording will also be posted to the project’s website for those who can’t join us.