TAMC Seeks Public Input in Community Workshop to Determine Safety Improvements Along Canyon Del Rey Boulevard

MONTEREY COUNTY – In partnership with the cities of Del Rey Oaks, Seaside and Caltrans, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) will host a community workshop to gather public comments to help determine safety improvements along Canyon Del Rey Boulevard (State Route 218). The workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Oldemeyer Center, located at 986 Hilby Avenue in Seaside.

Debbie Hale, executive director of the Transportation Agency said, “We can’t lose sight of the fact that Canyon Del Rey Boulevard is actually a state highway which serves as the main boulevard in the cities of Del Rey Oaks and Seaside. So, it’s imperative that we identify what the issues and safety concerns are and then find solutions to make it safer and easier to walk, bike and drive along the boulevard.”

Participants at the workshop will hear a brief presentation on what the agencies have heard from community members during the corridor bus/walking tours held in April, participate in an interactive survey and write comments on segment boards depicting various segments of the roadway. Those who are unable to attend the workshop can also share their concerns and ideas by going to the TAMC website at http://bit.ly/canyondelrey.

Comments and suggestions provided by community members will assist the agencies with achieving the goals of the Canyon Del Rey Boulevard Corridor Study (SR-218), which are to:

  • make Canyon Del Rey Boulevard safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and of all ages and abilities
  • develop conceptual design improvements and an implementation strategy

For more information, in English or Spanish, about the workshop or the corridor study, contact Virginia Murillo by calling (831) 775-4415 or email her at virgina@tamcmonterey.org.

More information about the Canyon Del Rey Boulevard (SR 218) Corridor Study, can also be found on the TAMC website at http://bit.ly/canyondelrey.

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The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.