Traffic calming; safer bicycle & pedestrian travel; improved transit. Support complete streets & protected bicycle lanes. Search for additional transit funding.
2. According to the CA Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Pasadena has 2nd worst rate of automobile-pedestrian collisions, and the 5th worst rate of automobile-bicycle collisions, of similarly sized cities in the state of California. To address such safety issues, a growing number of cities across the country and world are adopting “Vision Zero” goals to focus transportation improvements on reducing serious roadway injuries and deaths. Would you support Pasadena doing so and what actions would you the City Council and staff take to reduce and prevent collisions involving pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users?
Identify bicycle streets more thoughtfully & provide protected lanes wherever possible.
3. Forty years ago over 60% of school children in the United States walked or rode a bicycle to school. Today, that figure is less than 10%. This decline in bicycling and walking has been mirrored by dramatic increases in childhood obesity. What can the City Council can do to support the environment and public health by making it easier for local children to once again walk and bike to school?
Support neighborhood schools. See #2.
4. AB 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006), calls for a 25% reduction of CA’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. SB 375 (2008) sets further reduction guidelines for passenger vehicles and requires metropolitan planning organizations to develop “Sustainable Communities Strategies” to achieve those targets by integrating transportation, land-use, and housing policies. Almost half of emissions in LA County come from motor vehicles. What specific strategies do you think Pasadena should implement to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions? (e.g., Incentives for city staff to carpool, use public/active transport or other non-motorized modes of transport.)
Encourage mixed use development & high density housing in appropriate locations. This has been a center-piece of the new General Plan Land Use & Mobility elements.
Pursue expansion of Army Corps study in Arroyo.
6. What street in your district do you feel is in greatest need of a “Complete Street” overhaul and what would you specifically change? (Complete Streets, also known as "livable" streets, are streets designed for everyone. They provide safe access for all users, regardless of age or mode of transportation. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities should be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Local examples include LA's Great Streets initiative and Bringing Back Broadway.)
7. For each of the following transportation modes, when was the last time you used it, where did you go, and what was your experience:
b. Public transit
c. Walking (more than two blocks)
a) Biked -several months ago with PasCSC group;
b) Gold Line 2 weeks ago, ARTS bus last week;
c) Walking constantly.
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