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What Should Change Along Folsom Boulevard? Public Meeting Will Ask

Residents will be asked to give their thoughts on the best ways to make Folsom Boulevard a more inviting place for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Local officials want to make Folsom Boulevard a more inviting place to walk or ride a bicycle, and will hold a public meeting in two weeks to ask the public for input.

The meeting, “Folsom’s Future: What We Learned,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the American River Room at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Dr. It's a follow up to a meeting held last June to gather input on the area.

“Help us prioritize pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Folsom Boulevard and then stay engaged as we work to improve access to transit and revitalize this important corridor,” a press release quoted Judy Robinson, Principal Planner for Sacramento County’s Community Development, as saying.

In a previous interview with Patch, Robinson said officials might consider widening sidewalks and adding more shade trees to make the area more attractive for pedestrians.

The full press release on the Feb. 13 meeting follows:

Public Invited to Follow-Up Meeting Re: Folsom Boulevard

“Folsom’s Future: What We Learned” will be the topic at a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13th, in Rancho Cordova City Hall’s American River Room.  City Hall is located at 2729 Prospect Park Drive.

This is a follow-up to last June’s community workshops when Rancho Cordovans gave their input regarding the future of Folsom Boulevard from Watt/Manlove to Hazel Avenue.

After getting an overview of last year’s workshops, attendees will participate in interactive conversations about how to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to light rail stations, employment, shopping, residences, and the American River Parkway.  They will be asked to prioritize future improvements, plus learn how to stay involved in creating a better future for the communities in the targeted area.

“Help us prioritize pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Folsom Boulevard and then stay engaged as we work to improve access to transit and revitalize this important corridor,” said Judy Robinson, Principal Planner for Sacramento County’s Community Development.

A complimentary light dinner will be provided at the two-hour meeting.  To sign up for more information, go to PlanFolsomBlvd.org or contact Robinson at (916) 874-4551 or Mark Thomas, Senior Engineer for the City of Rancho Cordova, at (916) 851-8876.

The meeting is sponsored by Sacramento County, Regional Transit, Sacramento Area Council on Government, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, Local Government Commission, Urban Land Institute, and the City of Rancho Cordova.

Related:

  • Spending Hopes to Encourage Walking on Folsom Boulevard
  • Poll: What's Wrong with Folsom Boulevard?

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Chad January 30, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Shade trees would be nice. That way, when people get mugged while walking or riding their bikes along this corridor they can at least suffer under the canopy of a nice mature tree someday.
nikki February 04, 2013 at 05:06 AM
I have rode my bike along many scary streets and some without bike lanes but I would still ride on them before riding my bike along Folsom Blvd in Rancho. I think the changes need to start by cleaning up the shopping centers. Bring back shop owners to the abandoned lots, give buildings new make-overs, and clean up the crime.

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