The City of Hollister invites the public to review a draft Complete Streets plan for Nash/Tres Pinos/Sunnyslope Roads and McCray Street.
A Complete Streets Plan examines ways to provide streets that are safe, comfortable and convenient for travel by foot, bicycle, bus or car for people of all ages and abilities. The City of Hollister in partnership with the San Benito County Council of Governments received a $150,000 Environmental Justice Planning Grant to prepare the draft Complete Streets Plan for Nash Road, Tres Pinos Road and Sunnyslope Road between Homestead Avenue and Memorial Drive and McCray Street from Hillcrest Road to Airline Highway.
Transportation planning and design professionals from Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates and Local Government Commission (LGC) facilitated three community meetings and focused stakeholder workshops to develop the draft plan. The Youth Alliance also conducted a bi-lingual door to door survey primarily with residents living in apartments near the corridor. The city is seeking public input on the draft plan during the month of August. Some of the concepts in the draft plan will add bicycle lanes to Tres Pinos Road, a roundabout at Rancho Drive and Tres Pinos Road, a raised roadway for pedestrian crossings at San Benito High School, two roundabouts on McCray Street and more.
The draft plan will be used by City officials and community members as a guide for prioritizing potential investments on the corridors and to pursue grant funding. The draft plan can be reviewed at the San Benito County Library, City of Hollister City Hall at 375 Fifth Street or at the following link: http://hollister.ca.gov/site/Documents/DRAFTJuly2014CompleteStreetsTransportationPlandraftfinalv2reducedsize.pdf.
The City of Hollister is seeking public comments on the draft plan during the month of August. Please send letters to the attention of Mary Paxton at 375 Fifth St., Hollister, Calif. 95023 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, call (831) 636-4316 or contact grant partner Mary Gilbert at the San Benito County Council of Governments at (831) 637-7665.