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Mar 06

Pedestrian safety improvements near Sharon Road

Posted on March 6, 2021 at 2:06 pm by Clay Curtin

On Jan. 26, 2021, the City Council selected a raised concrete sidewalk as the preferred alternative on Sharon Road, from Alameda de las Pulgas to Altschul Avenue. The project aims improve pedestrian safety and the connection to La Entrada Middle School. It also includes a new 15 miles per hour school zone speed limit.

Currently, the shoulder of the roadway is only partially paved and unsuitable for wheelchairs. During winter months, rain creates large puddles that pedestrians try to avoid by stepping into the street.

City staff collected feedback from residents and La Entrada parents, leading to a recommendation by the Complete Streets Commission before the City Council action in January. The new sidewalk is now in design and should be installed before next school year.