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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Schedules Community Workshop on Making Stambaugh-Heller and Redwood Village Areas More Pedestrian & Bicycle-Friendly

Redwood City, CA -  January 3, 2008 - The City of Redwood City invites the community to share suggestions, ideas, and advice on how to improve pedestrian and bicyclist access and safety in the Stambaugh-Heller and Redwood Village neighborhoods. The specific area of focus is generally bordered by Spring Street, Chestnut Street, Chew Street, and Douglas Avenue. With two major roadways in the vicinity - Woodside Road and Middlefield Road - it’s important to examine the access issues and develop a program to ensure maximum safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

This is the first in a series of community workshops to be held in both English and Spanish. Each workshop will offer discussions around determining the improvements that may need to be made to ensure access and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists traveling to work, school, shopping, and services. The first workshop is scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
    6:30 to 8:30 pm
    Hoover Elementary School
    701 Charter Street in Redwood City

Free child care for children ages three to nine is available during this meeting (please call 780-7229 to reserve child care). Snacks and beverages will be served.

In addition to a general exchange of ideas, this innovative, engaging workshop will include a hands-on activity for participants to learn how the design of an area – including lighting, landscaping, types of buildings, and sidewalks - can enhance public safety, reduce crime, and provide for more suitable and inviting access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Redwood City received a grant from Caltrans and funding from the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency for this project to help improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Jeannie Young
Housing & Economic Development
(650) 780–7365

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Para el Distributión Inmediato

La Cuidad de Redwood City le invita a asistir primer taller Como hacer el vecindario de Redwood Village y Calles Stambaugh-Heller mas amigables a los peatoes y ciclistas

Redwood City, CA - 3 de enero , 2008 - Este sera el primero de la serie de talleres comunitarios que se haran en Ingl és y Español.

Cada taller ofrecera discusiones, ideas y sugerencias para determinar las mejoras necesarias que se tendran que hacer para asegurar la seguridad y accesibilidad de los peatones e cicilistas durante sus caminatas hacia al trabajo, escuela, compras o servicios.

  • Miércoles, Enero 16, 2008
    6:30 a 8:30 p.m.
    Hoover Elementary School
    701 Charter Street, Redwood City

Habrá cuidado de niños de 3-9 años gratos. Para reservar, llame por favor al telefono 780-7229. Boquitas y bedidas serán servidas.

Ademas de un intercambio de ideas, este taller incluira actividades para que los participantes aprendan como diseñar una area, incluyendo iluminación, jardineria, tipos de construction/edificios e aceras puedan enriquecer la seguridad publica, reducir el crimen y proveer un ambiente mas invitante para peatones y ciclistas.

La Cuidad de Redwood City ha recibido una beca de Caltrans, ademas fondos de la Agencia del Desarrollo de Redwood City para este projecto, para mejorar la mobilidad y seguridad de los peatones y ciclistas.

Visite la página del Internet de la ciudad de Redwood City, al www.redwoodcity.org para información sobre la ciudad y sus servicios, la comunidad, programas de recreo, educación y negocios locales. Por medio de redwoodcity.org/webcam puede ver imágenes de la ciudad transmitidas por las cámaras de video que se encuentran por la ciudad. Subscríbase al noticiero de Redwood City por medio del Internet y otros documentos de la ciudad al www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

 

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