The purpose of the Plan is to develop an improved transportation corridor that provides safe mobility and accessibility for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit vehicles, trucks, and motorists. Currently, the Halcyon Road corridor does not provide necessary bicycle accommodations and lacks adequate pedestrian accommodations for safe multimodal transportation. The Plan proposes multimodal transportation enhancements so that all travel modes are accommodated to promote safe and convenient walking and bicycling for residents and visitors alike.
The Plan for a complete street for the Halcyon corridor started in 2013. In 2015, the South Halcyon Corridor Study identified needed improvements throughout the corridor, including sidewalks and landscaping. In 2016, the City received a CalTrans Sustainable Communities Transportation Planning Grant Program that led to the creation of an initial draft Plan.
During the initial planning stages in 2016 and 2017, various types of outreach and opportunities for community input were provided, including social media outreach, printed media, pop-up workshops, community charrettes, and stakeholder meetings. A Stakeholder Advisory Group was formed to discuss the corridor and provide input on key areas of concern and potential improvements, as well as a website and online survey.
On April 26, 2023, staff and the consultant conducted a community meeting at Harloe Elementary in the multi-purpose room. Staff sent over 1,500 mailers to the owners and residents surrounding Halcyon Road, and included a flyer on our social media outlets and through the school district’s parent messaging site to publicize the meeting. A stakeholder’s meeting was held on April 27, 2023 to gather additional feedback on the Plan.
March 14, 2023 – City Council study session to discuss the draft plan
May 24, 2023 – Mitigated Negative Declaration circulated for public review
June 20, 2023 – Plan presented to Planning Commission
July 25, 2023 – Plan presented to Council for adoption