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ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFETY SHOWCASED IN DUARTE BICYCLE & SAFE ROUTES MASTER PLAN

DUARTE, CA, January 25, 2016 – Accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout our City is on the road to enhancements! The Community Development Department in conjunction with renowned consulting firm Fehr & Peers, has created a Citywide Bicycle Master Plan and Safe Routes to Transit Master Plan designed to encourage “pedal power.”

The Bicycle Master Plan focuses on incorporating previously undesignated areas throughout the City to create a comprehensive network. The Safe Routes to Transit Plan alternatively focuses on pedestrian improvements surrounding the Duarte Gold Line station area. Both plans are designed to both improve the overall quality of life and support multi-modal transportation, throughout the Duarte community and surrounding communities.

As a result of the plan bicyclists will be able to easily and safely ride throughout the City using clearly designated lanes. Pedestrians will also be able to easily and safely access the area surrounding the Duarte Gold Line Station as a result of proposed improvements including new sidewalks, new pedestrian lighting, new high visibility crosswalks and streetscape enhancements.

To tailor the plan to our residents, the Community Development Department engaged in a series of public engagement activities including a community open house introducing both plans while providing the public an opportunity to share feedback in October of 2015 as well as conducting a Bicycle Master Plan public survey.

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The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of Duarte on Facebook at facebook.com/duartecommunity; Twitter @CityofDuarte; Instagram @city_of_duarte and LinkedIn.