Main Street Sidewalks Running West of Vintage Parkway

Main Street Sidewalks Running West of Vintage Parkway

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
C. J. Sveen started this petition to City of Oakley Council and

         The downtown area of Oakley is very inviting. There are events and festivals, food trucks, restaurants, bakeries and eateries, shops and stores, a farmer's market and movies in the park, a holiday lighting event, benches and a fountain as well as city offices and city council meetings. It's very nice.

            Unfortunately, parking is difficult,  there is extreme traffic congestion and occasionally Main Street is closed for special events. This makes it difficult to drive to the downtown area.

            In many cities with similar amenities, the surrounding neighborhoods can walk to their downtown area to enjoy said amenities. This is not the case in downtown Oakley. Some of the residents surrounding the downtown area can walk along safely lighted sidewalks, but not the residents west of the downtown area. The communities affected are the approximately 5,000 residents in the Claremont/Oakley Ranch, Fairhaven Parc and Teakwood neighborhoods.

            I would like to see a sidewalk put in on Main Street, between Gardenia/Miguel and Vintage Parkway. It's fairly unnerving walking on a dark street at night to participate in the holiday lighting, Friday Night Bites and Council meetings with traffic whizzing by as you walk to the downtown area. Also, walking a child to school during the morning rush hour is much too invigorating for most. I fear that a young child heading to or from one of the creameries on a hot summer day might get struck by a fast moving vehicle. Also, persons on bicycles or wheelchairs are in more danger if they swerve further into the roadway to avoid pedestrians.

            There is currently no sidewalk on either side of Main Street. The north side of Main Street would require 623 feet of sidewalk and the south side would require 580 feet of sidewalk. Ideally, there should be sidewalks on both sides. If for some reason a sidewalk can only be placed on one side of Main Street, then crosswalks and pedestrian signals should be installed.

            Also, there is statewide legislation requiring mobility of pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the downtown area. Signed into law on September 30th, 2008, Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act of 2008 authored by Assemblyman Mark Leno and as part of CEQA, there is SB 743 to reduce pollution in densely populated areas.

            With the addition of these sidewalks, all of the surrounding residents will have pedestrian and mobility access to the beautiful downtown area.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!