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Public Works Department-Engineering Division

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Esplanade Corridor Safety and Accessibility Study

Overview:

The City of Chico is conducting a study to review potential transportation and traffic safety improvements to the Esplanade between Memorial Way and 11th Avenue.  The purpose of the study is to engage the public in determining a package of roadway improvements for this key transportation corridor in the City which serves many trip purposes and modes.  The study will seek to address traffic safety and operational concerns, enhance the corridor with complete street features, provide more facilities and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while keeping the integrity of the “Boulevard” design, community character, and maintaining traffic flow.  Ultimately, the study will recommend improvements which will be reviewed for adoption by the City Council. With City Council approval, the resultant study will serve as a guiding document for grant application(s) to fund recommended improvements.

The Study includes a public outreach process to involve the public in helping to determine the type and location of improvements in the corridor.  The first of two workshops took place on September 9, 2015. Public Workshop #2 took place on November 19, 2015. Public Workshop #3 was originally scheduled for March 9, 2016 at the Enloe Conference Center. This meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to the April 5, 2016 City Council meeting. Details and presentation materials (where available) are below.

Please click here to view the Draft Final Study

Public Workshops:

Public Workshop #1

The first public workshop was held on September 9, 2015 at the Enloe Conference Center.

Click here to view the presentation: W-Trans Esplanade Corridor Workshop # 1 Presentation

Public Workshop #2

The second public workshop was held on November 19, 2015 at the Enloe Conference Center. Click here to view the presentation: W-Trans Esplanade Corridor Workshop # 2 Presentation

Public Workshop #3 CANCELLED

Workshop #3 previously scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on March 9, 2016 at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Room 101 has been CANCELLED. The next public presentation regarding the Study will be at 6:00 p.m. at the April 5, 2016 regularly scheduled Chico City Council meeting located in the Council Chambers (421 Main Street). See Council Meeting #2 (below) for updated information.

City Council Meetings:

City Council Meeting #1

An informational update regarding the study's progress was presented to the City Council on January 19, 2016. Click here to view the agenda report: 1-19-16 Council Agenda Report

City Council Meeting #2

Please click here to view the April 5, 2016 Esplanade Corridor Study Powerpoint presentation: 4-5-16 Council Powerpoint Presentation

Esplanade Corridor On-Line Surveys:

As part of the public outreach effort, the City of Chico and the Esplanade Corridor Safety and Accessibility Study's consultant team, W-Trans, have conducted and tabulated the results of the on-line surveys to gather input on how the community currently utilizes the Esplanade and gauge interest in various types of safety improvements considered along the corridor.

On-Line Survey #1 (Complete)

The first of two Survey Monkey on-line surveys was available between October 16, 2015 and November 8, 2015. The survey and associated results were presented at Workshop #2 and are available here: Survey #1 Results

On-Line Survey #2 (Complete)

The second of the two on-line surveys was available between November 20, 2015 and January 3, 2016. The survey results are available here: Survey #2 Results

Project Contact:

Please contact Steve Weinberger, W-Trans, sweinberger@w-trans.com

a) If you would like to have your email added to the contact list,

b) If you have questions about the process, or

c) If you have Esplanade Corridor concerns you would like to provide to the project team.

Note: Please indicate "Chico Esplanade" in the subject line.

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