Public Road Strategic Corridor Plan
The City of Lafayette has hired Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group (FTHTG) to prepare a Public Road corridor design plan to improve safety for all users traveling along the corridor from Baseline Road to South Boulder Road.
The corridor design will build on the goals outlined in the LURA Downtown Vision Plan and will include opportunities to enhance the experience for people walking, biking, accessing transit, and parking in the corridors.
The purpose of the study is to:
- Address aging infrastructure/traffic signals in the corridor that need to be replaced or upgraded
- Facilitate safe travel and access by people using all modes of transportation – walking, biking, accessing transit, and driving
- Accommodate the existing land uses in the corridor while keeping in mind the future land use changes that are anticipated in the LURA Downtown Vision Plan
February 3, 2018 - Outreach Walking Tour & Request for Working Group Members
On February 3, FTHTG will host a Walking Tour of Public Road to introduce residents to the project and provide information to citizens interested in participating on the citizen working group (Friends of Public Road Working Group). For those not interested or able to join the tour, FTHTG will provide a brief presentation prior to the walk, and paper applications will be available to apply to serve on the citizen working group. Applicants are not required to attend the Walking Tour.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00 – 3:30pm
Start/finish at the Starkey Building/Festival Plaza
311 S. Public Rd
The group will be walking from Festival Plaza north to Simpson St., then south to Emma St., then returning to Festival Plaza. The length of the walk is less than a mile and will be held at a casual pace with various discussion stopping points along the route.
Role of the Friends of Public Road (FPR-WG) Working Group
The FPR-WG will provide input and feedback to Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group (FTHTG) during the corridor design process from diverse points of view, as well as offer advisory input on possible transportation improvements. FTHTG will use this citizen feedback to prepare final plans for City Council consideration.
The city manager will approve a group of 13 individuals with varying backgrounds and interests. Participants will include people who live, work, own property, own businesses, or frequently travel along Public Road.
Working group members will be expected to:
- Attend all monthly meetings (one meeting/month March-June) that will be two hours in length starting at 6:00pm. (Final dates to be determined.)
- Review materials prior to working group meetings.
- Engage in a constructive dialogue with other members of the group, the consultants, city staff, and other constituents in the Lafayette community about changes in the Public Road corridor.
How to apply:
Access the online form at www.cityoflafayette.com/FPRapplication and submit your application by February 11, 2018.