City of San Clemente Receives OC APA Award for Complete Streets Element!

The Orange County City of San Clemente has received the American Planning Association/Orange Section Transportation Planning award for its Mobility and Complete Streets Element / Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The APA/OC called San Clemente’s Plan “visionary” and “exceptional.”
San Clemente included several key goals that focus on SRTS, such as: “Adults and children are educated and encouraged to be safe cyclists and pedestrians;” “Children in San Clemente have a safe environment in which to walk, skateboard and bicycle to school.”

In their letter of recommendation to the California Chapter of the APA, judges recognized the City’s inclusion of multi-modal level of service in the Plan. “We were also impressed with the innovation to evaluate transportation system performance in terms that go beyond level of service for automobile travel to account for non-motorized and transit modes of moving people . . . [t]his innovation is established as a General Plan Mobility and Complete Streets Element policy that recognizes there needs to be more research and experimentation to identify appropriate new performance metrics.”
The City is presently preparing its application for consideration for the award at the California State level. Stay tuned!

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