Residents Encouraged to Share Feedback for Santa Clarita Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SHARE FEEDBACK FOR SANTA CLARITA
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
The City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Survey and Input Map is Open until July
Did you know that the City of Santa Clarita has 93.8 miles of trails and bike paths? When was the last time you rode, walked or wheeled on one of the trails? Would adding more trail connections to public transportation options increase your use of buses and trains? These are the types of questions the City is hoping to answer through a short survey and public input map for their Santa Clarita Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The just-released survey and map is being conducted by the City to help develop a clear vision for the future design and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, paseos and trails within the City. You’re invited to provide feedback online by visiting BikeSantaClarita.com. The survey and map are also available in Spanish and will be available until July.
“We’re asking everyone in our community to share their thoughts on what we can do to improve mobility in Santa Clarita. The ultimate goal of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is to make improvements, such as adding trail connections or more facilities, that will encourage more people to bike, walk, wheel or take public transportation within the City for everyday needs,” says Tom Reilly, Trails and Bikeways Planning Administrator. “As a City, we’ve already made some great strides to provide more accessible bikeways, trails and paseos, but the survey will allow us to get direct feedback from residents on what it would take to motivate them to bike or walk instead of taking a car.”
The City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will receive funds for improvements through Measure M, a countywide sales tax measure passed in 2016, dedicated to active transportation.
For more information on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan survey and input map, please contact City of Santa Clarita Trails and Bikeways Planning Administrator Tom Reilly at (661)255-4394, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clarita is home to a flourishing arts scene featuring public art pieces and youth arts education programs. The City administers an arts grants program and provides information and assistance to artists and cultural organizations through the New Heights: Artist Development Workshop. There are four, live theaters in Santa Clarita which regularly educate, entertain and enrich our community through a diverse blend of professional, educational and community programming. From popular musicians and classic plays to art galleries and historic tours, you will find it all in Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists. Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.
The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
Public Art is a tool to add to the personality of a community, while also encouraging creative expression and discussion. Many of the Public Art projects are an opportunity for the community to be a part of the construction of the pieces, thus creating truly "public" art.
The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.