A public workshop is being held next week to give San Ramon residents a chance to offer ideas for the design of Iron Horse Regional Trail overcrossings for Bollinger Canyon and Crow Canyon roads.
"The proposed bicycle and pedestrian overcrossings will enhance safety and reduce delays for trail users and roadway users alike," said Lisa Bobadilla, San Ramon's transportation division manager.
The city-hosted workshop, set for next Tuesday (May 20) from 6-8 p.m. at the San Ramon Community Center at 12501 Alcosta Blvd., will include brainstorming, collaborative map-making, a virtual site tour and visual preference survey.
Officials plan to hold another public workshop on June 9, according to Bobadilla.
The community input sessions are part of the overcrossings project's Phase 2, a collaborative effort between the city of San Ramon, Contra Costa County and the East Bay Regional Park District aimed at conducting public outreach and design activities into early next year. The phase is funded by Measure J, the half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004.
Officials hope to obtain additional grant funding for Phase 3, which would involve final design, environmental approval and construction. Phase 1, already completed, analyzed the feasibility of building overhead crossings along parts of the trail to enhance user safety.
The currently developed parts of Iron Horse Regional Trail run between Concord to Dublin. When completed, the trail will span from Livermore to the Suisun Bay in Contra Costa County.