Communities gather to strategize on how to make Rumrill Boulevard safe for everyone

on October 10, 2014

Richmond and San Pablo officials held a workshop at the Lao Family Center in San Pablo Thursday to share plans and gather community input for a plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle paths in both cities.

Traffic improvements were also discussed.

Paul Zykofsky from the local government commission said, “by having lane reductions, we’ll be able to have more space for walkways and bicyclist.”

The focus was on the Rumrill Boulevard/13th Street corridor between Harbour Way in the City of Richmond and Contra Cost College in the City of San Pablo.

The officials said these improvements would help with safety and access issues.

The workshop started with a shuttle and walking tour of Rumrill Blvd.

Zykofsky and his project team conducted the tour. The workshop continued back at the Lao Family Center where Zykofsy gave a Power Point presentation about the benefits that both cities would enjoy from the corridor improvements.

 

Power Point presentation given by Paul Zykofsky. (Photo by Daniela Covarrubias)

Power Point presentation given by Paul Zykofsky. (Photo by Daniela Covarrubias)

 

Following the presentation, Zykofsky asked community members to write on index cards what types of improvements they would like to see on Rumrill Blvd.

Zykofsy said construction on the improvements could begin in March 2015.

The workshop was translated in Spanish and childcare was provided. About 30 community members participated in this workshop. Among the attendees were Richmond Councilman Corky Booze, San Pablo Vice Mayor Kathy Chao Rothberg and Councilwoman Genovena Garcia Calloway.

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