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News - September 16, 2022

Tactical East Avenue Visioning Week

Interactive planning activities part of study to improve mobility and safety

by Cierra Bailey

The city of Livermore is kicking off Tactical East Avenue Visioning Week later this month as part of Phase II of the ongoing East Avenue Corridor Study.

The city and consultant Street Plans are preparing a series of interactive planning activities to create a future, aspirational vision for the street in hopes of improving mobility and safety along the stretch between South Livermore Avenue and South Vasco Road, according to city officials.

Tactical East Avenue is a six-month pilot project that will explore elements of the design alternatives produced in Phase I of the East Avenue Corridor Study to arrive at a real-world tested solution for the corridor before permanent investments are made.

Visioning Week will take place in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms during which the project team will host two public workshops and a series of stakeholder meetings to brainstorm what the future of East Avenue holds. The vision of the street will help inform Tactical East Avenue, officials said.

The opening workshop is set for next Monday (Sept. 19), from 6-8 p.m. At this event, the city and Street Plans will deliver a presentation about what to expect during Visioning Week. The community and the project team will then brainstorm a reimagined East Avenue, discussing the overall character of the street and possibilities for a future transformation.

Throughout the week, Street Plans will produce concept drawings and visualizations of the elements the community liked the most during the opening workshop. The community can drop-in the project team's "studio" located in the library Community Rooms Tuesday through Thursday for updates on the process.

At the final workshop set for next Thursday (Sept. 22) -- also from 6-8 p.m. -- the public will view the visualizations and provide input on which they like best. Drawings will be produced for both the long-term vision of East Avenue and the temporary pilot project to show differences in the materials.

City officials said that Visioning Week will be followed by a short-term demonstration on the corridor this fall and an extended pilot project anticipated for the spring and summer of next year.

The full schedule of Visioning Week activities is as follows:

* Monday, Sept. 19, workshop: 6-8 p.m.

* Tuesday, Sept. 20, drop-in: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

* Wednesday, Sept. 21, drop-in: 1:30-6:30 p.m.

* Thursday, Sept. 22, drop-in: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

* Thursday, Sept. 22, workshop: 6-8 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, visit bit.ly/teavisioningweek or www.eastavecorridorstudy.com.

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