Community input sought for Creston Road project
–The City of Paso Robles has announced the start of a community-based planning effort for Creston Road. A “Complete and Sustainable Streets Corridor Plan” will be developed through a robust public process that engages residents, property owners, schools, parents, and children, businesses, and many others in the generation of ideas to improve safety, access, and mobility for all types of travel (walking, bicycling, driving and riding the bus), and for people of all ages and abilities.
There will be a walking assessment of Creston Road held May 8 from 5-6 p.m., followed by an opening community workshop held at Lewis Middle School starting at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 10, there will be a pop-up protected bike lane demo held from 7:30-10 a.m. between Nickerson Drive and Lewis Middle School. Later that day they will hold an open studio at the Emergency Services Building from 5-7 p.m. On May 11, they will be presenting preliminary designs at Lewis Middle School.
The focus is Creston Road between South River Road and Niblick Road. The project is made possible with funding from a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant. A consultant team has been selected to work closely with community members and the city to develop the plan.
The city is in the process of forming an advisory group of approximately a dozen residents and stakeholders to provide input, and help determine strategies for engaging all segments of the community and maximizing participation at public events in the plan development process. They plan to hold two advisory meetings in the next 2 to 3 months, in advance of community design workshops this May to explore ideas for improvements. There will be additional opportunities to meet after May to provide feedback as the consultant team for the project translates community input into proposed designs for the corridor.
If you would like to participate on the advisory group or would like to learn more, please sign up or contact Ditas Esperanza at firstname.lastname@example.org; or (805) 237-3861. If you will not be available, but would like to suggest another person to attend in your place, please also let them know.