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East Bidwell Street Complete Streets Corridor Plan

The Final Plan can be accessed by following this link.


Project Background
East Bidwell Street is a vital transportation and commercial corridor bisecting the City of Folsom and providing a direct link between the Historic District and US 50. This roadway also connects key City areas and significant land uses including the Central Business District, the Creekside medical/healthcare center, Folsom Lake College, Broadstone, and the Palladio.

The corridor has a broad range of adjacent uses including residential, commercial, office, and retail. As one of the most significant transportation corridors in the City, East Bidwell Street is anticipated to serve increasing travel demand in the future. Given that some segments of the Corridor are still developing or are likely to redevelop in the future, there is significant opportunity to improve the overall transportation system to better meet future needs through the provision of a more comprehensive and multimodal system. 

The City is carrying out this study using a Caltrans grant. The resulting Plan will serve as a guide for future development and transportation improvements. The Plan will also include several specific recommendations including: a streetscape vision; improvements to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities; green and sustainable roadway and landscape improvements; and transportation improvements to meet the needs of existing and future development.

What is a "Complete Street"?
A complete Street is a street for EVERYONE! It is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.

The East Bidwell Street Complete Streets Corridor Plan will improve the overall street network to be better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists - making our City a better place to live.

Project Schedule:
The project is anticipated to be completed by early 2015.

How to Get Involved:
A planning study necessitates community understanding and engagement to garner a successful result. The East Bidwell Project includes a robust community engagement program with public workshops, focus groups, and an electronic/online engagement components.

To stay informed, receive project updates, or provide comments, please contact Mark Rackovan, Transportation Section Manager, (916) 351-3370 or mrackovan@folsom.ca.us.

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