City of Riverside Ward 1 Update

Mike Gardner
City Council Member - Ward 1

Hello All,

Riverside has an opportunity to compete for a grant that is intended to help improve traffic of all sorts in neighborhoods.  The below press release announces a community meeting which will help the city decide whether to apply for the grant and if so what to include in the application.

As a point of interest please note as shown on the map below that a Class 3 Bicycle Lane is marked, but does not preclude vehicle parking.  The items suggested for consideration by Public Works include a substantial amount of Class 3 Bicycle Lanes in areas where parking availability is important to the neighborhoods.  Parking and Class 3 Bicycle lanes are not mutually exclusive.

I hope to see you at the April 9 meeting.  If you are unable to attend but have comments please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Best regards,

Office 826-5991
Cell 941-7084


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            April 3, 2014

Phil Pitchford
(951) 826-5975


Grant Funding Could Reduce Neighborhood Traffic; Public Input Sought

Meeting on April 9 to help determine whether to seek funds and how they would be used

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday (4/9) at the Dales Senior Center in White Park to gather input on ways the City could use potential grant funds to improve traffic in neighborhoods.

The Active Transportation grant could fund projects like adding sidewalks, adding bike lanes both on and off the street and installing traffic calming measures like roundabouts, possibly in place of stop signs.  The city is seeking community input on whether to file the grant application and, if so, what area should be covered and what measures should be considered.

The grant application is due in early May, so timely input is crucial. The public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. will include a presentation on possible locations and measures, and interested residents are invited to share their views on the initial suggestion and help craft a final product. 

The attached map shows the area being suggested and the location of some potential measures that will better connect neighborhoods and resources like parks within the neighborhoods.  Due to time constraints, the City will stick with the general area shown if the grant is filed, but boundaries can be adjusted and measures can be added, subtracted and moved.

Questions can be directed to City Councilmember Mike Gardner at (951) 826-5991 or or City Traffic Engineer Steve Libring at (951) 826-5368 or

6 p.m., Wednesday, April 9

Dales Senior Center, 3936 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA  92501