Fontana: Active Transportation Plan to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Share Your Opinion on the City’s Active Transportation Plan to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety by December 16th, 2016
Fontana, Calif. – Imagine a city with protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks and improved connectivity to allow for children to walk or ride their bikes to school safely. The City of Fontana is launching a community outreach effort to gather your suggestions to develop the city’s first Active Transportation Plan to make our streets safer for all pedestrians. The city encourages you to participate in the creation of the Fontana Active Transportation Plan to provide a clear framework for new and safer connectivity options throughout the city.
City staff will collect your suggestions through the end of 2016 to develop a comprehensive plan that includes several recommendations to implement Complete Streets improvements. These improvements will provide safe, convenient access for all users including motorists, bicyclists, transit operators and users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Staff will have a booth at the following community events seeking your feedback on the plan:
- Let’s Move on the Trail Event, Saturday, October 8th, 2016
- Halloween Spooktacular “Trunk or Treat” Event, Monday,October 31st, Jesse Turner Center
- Monster Bash, Monday, October 31st, Don Day Center
- Festival of Winter, Saturday, December 10th, Miller Park
You can also provide your suggestions by filling out this convenient online survey by December 16th.
The Fontana ATP will:
- Identify opportunities and challenges for implementation of improvements
- Identify recommended improvements to existing city-wide bicycle and pedestrian pathways
- Propose new bikeways, pedestrian walkways, and Safe Routes to School networks and close existing gaps
- Establish on-going maintenance programs for these non-motorized pathways
- Create a Bicycle Master Plan
- Create a Pedestrian Master Plan
- Create a Trail Master Plan
- Provide a comprehensive project list from which a priority list of 20 project locations and an implementation plan will be created
- Provide a “Best Practices” toolkit for implementation of all identified non-motorized transportation facilities
- Design Standards which will include standard cross sections
The development of the Fontana Active Transportation Plan will identify ways to improve pedestrian safety and offer recommendations to keep Fontana on the move. The plan is scheduled to go before City Council for adoption in August 2017. Visit www.fontana.org/FontanaATP for more information.
If you have any questions on this project, please contact the Engineering Department or call (909) 350-7610.