City of Concord California

News Release

March 12, 2015

Community capacity building event teaches about ways to participate in Concord's bicycle & pedestrian planning efforts

The City of Concord is in the process of preparing its first Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to Transit Plan. Staff from Contra Costa County's Community Wellness and Prevention Program, in partnership with the City of Concord and Monument Impact, will be hosting an educational Community Capacity Building event to inform residents about what typically goes into plans of this type and educate them about the different ways they can provide input to support the plan's development.

"This workshop will help inform residents about what other cities have done with walking and bicycling plans like this and give them an understanding of how their input can be integrated throughout the plan development process," said Coire Reilly, CCHS Manager of Injury Prevention & Physical Activity Promotion Projects. "Participants can learn about bicycle paths, different ways street crossings can be made safer, and learn more about the project so they can stay involved."

The Community Capacity Building educational workshop will take place at the Concord Library on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Concord's Library is located at 2900 Salvio St., next to City Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Coire Reilly, CCHS at (925) 313-6252 or Andrew Mogensen, Principal Planner, at the City of Concord's Planning Division at (925) 671-3152.

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