Santa Monica City begins process for Michigan Avenue greenway project

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Posted March 7, 2013 by The Argonaut in News
The city of Santa Monica is moving forward on plans for its next greenway project.
Following the installation of the complete green street project on Ocean Park Boulevard, between Main Street and Lincoln Boulevard, the city is exploring a similar proposal for Michigan Avenue.
The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project is envisioned to enhance the pedestrian and cyclist experience along a three-mile corridor on Michigan and adjoining streets within Santa Monica.
The city will host the first interactive workshop for the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Building, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. The workshop will introduce the project objectives and solicit ideas, feedback, and concerns of the surrounding community.
After an overview and interactive mapping activity, community members will participate in a one-hour walk or bike audit. The audit will consist of groups visiting the project areas with city staff and the design team to discuss opportunities for improving the public realm.
The greenway project aims to provide residents and visitors with a safe and comfortable place to walk or bike, interact with neighbors, play, travel, and relax, as well as connect the community to key destinations and neighborhoods. Project features include increased landscaping, crosswalk improvements, cycling features, installation of benches, wayfinding signage, public art, and other amenities.
The project has been funded by a California Department of Transportation environmental justice grant.

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