On Saturday April 12th a group of SGV Bike Plan volunteers, San Gabriel City staff, and project staff headed out to conduct a "Community Street Audit" of sections of 8 local streets.
Why? Community Street Audits are a great way to evaluate the quality of local streets from the viewpoint of the people who use them. Street audits are typically conducted by walking or biking a 4 to 6-mile predetermined route with a small group of 6-10 people consisting of residents, stakeholders, elected officials, city staff, and/or technical consultants among others. The purpose of a community street audit is to help:
A huge thanks to all those who participated in the San Gabriel street audit!
On Saturday April 5, 2014 a group of Monterey Park students and local residents joined SGV Bike Plan project staff to conduct a community street audit. Traveling by bicycle along a route identified for potential bicycle improvements by community residents at an earlier workshop, participants had the opportunity to experience and document existing conditions along a variety of MPK streets, suggest specific improvements on individual forms, and provide feedback and questions directly to staff. The group stopped at four pre-determined locations, including Mark Keppel High School, to capture notes for each section of the traversed route. One of 5 community audit rides conducted in each project city, the the activity provided an excellent opportunity for a diverse group of residents to learn more about the SGV Bike Plan project and shape the draft plan's recommendations. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the event a success!