From Saturday, September 8, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018, the Athmar Park Active Living Coalition will be holding a pop-up demonstration event. Event set-up will begin at 6:00 AM on 9/8, and event breakdown will begin at 6:00 AM on 9/14. Flaggers will be present to control traffic during setup and breakdown times. This event is intended to give the community an idea of what different traffic-calming measures might look like in Athmar Park. These traffic-calming measures help to make people feel safer walking, biking, and wheelchair-rolling as a form of transportation, leading to residents and community members leading more active and healthy lives. Please note that all installments during this event are temporary.
The location of the event will be on South Tejon Street from West Alameda Ave to West Mississippi Ave. There will be a sidewalk buffer added to the east side of South Tejon from West Alameda to West Virginia Ave. A sidewalk buffer is an extension of the sidewalk out into the street by using cones and planters to protect pedestrians from cars on the road. On S Tejon at the West Exposition Ave intersection, there will be a curb extension using cones and tires. At the West Kentucky Ave and South Tejon St intersection, we will be adding a mini roundabout using cones and tires. A mini roundabout is made using materials, such as cones and tires, to form a circle in the middle of an intersection, helping traffic flow more smoothly through the intersection. Between West Tennessee Ave and West Mississippi Ave on South Tejon, we will be installing 3 chicanes. Chicanes are narrowed portions of the road – we will be using the “bump-out” form, using tires and cones. Opposite the chicanes, there will be no parking allowed, marked by signs. Lastly, we will be installing a protected bike lane on the north side of West Kentucky between South Tejon and South Raritan Street, using cones and planters to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road.
Signs describing these installments will be posted throughout the event site. Athmar Park will be holding regular community meetings to help residents understand this project and to get feedback.
There will be various opportunities for residents of Athmar Park to volunteer with us. Volunteer opportunities will be announced at our neighborhood meetings, on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/APActiveLivingCoalition/) and Instagram (@ActiveLivingCoalition) pages, at the Athmar Park regular community meetings, and in the Athmar Park newsletter. They will also be accepting materials donations for this project.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rosie DeVito, Active Living Coalition Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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