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City Receives $2.1 Million Grant

Post Date:09/17/2014 2:06 PM

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014

Media Contact: 
Alan Loomis, Principal Urban Designer
818-937-8333
aloomis@glendaleca.gov

Thomas R. Lorenz, Public Information Officer
818-548-4844 (office) 
818-535-1958 (cell) 
tlorenz@glendaleca.gov

City Receives $2.1 Million in Pedestrian/Bike Safety Grants

Glendale, CA – The City of Glendale was awarded two State Department of Transportation grants which will transform the way pedestrian safety is addressed in the City. The Active Transportation Program grants totaling $2.1 million will help the City implement recommended improvements outlined in various city plans including the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan, Downtown Mobility Study, Downtown Specific Plan and the Greener Glendale Plan. These grants will allow for the creation of comprehensive policies and infrastructure to improve pedestrian safety in a coordinated and centralized effort. 

Citywide Pedestrian Plan - $500K 
Funds will be used to create a comprehensive plan, identify viable bicycle and pedestrian corridors, assess intersections with high pedestrian/bicycle accident rates and target improvements at specific intersections.  

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Improvements Project - $1.6 million
Funds will be used to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure along heavily traveled routes to the following schools:
• Hoover High School
• Toll Middle School
• Keppel Elementary School, and
• Along East Chevy Chase Dr. which connects six schools in southern Glendale to the Adams Square Park, Library and Business District.

SRTS Improvements will include enhanced accessibility and ADA compliance, repairs to damaged infrastructure and will provide trees and bicycle lanes or sharrows.

Safety for pedestrians and bicyclists is one of the City’s highest priorities. These grants will allow for a comprehensive approach to improving conditions by dedicating staff resources, implementing proactive community outreach efforts, updating policy and improving physical infrastructure. 

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