Public opinions wanted at Coastal Study workshops

The Coastal Mobility and Livability Study, a city-sponsored visioning process that invites Encinitas residents, businesses and other community members to work together to create a new vision for mobility connections and quality of life improvements along the coastal corridor, is providing a variety of opportunities to participate.

Looking to foster a vision for the future that reflects the community’s most important values and priorities, the Coastal Mobility and Livability Study hopes to gather input at five upcoming workshops, one in each area of Encinitas.

Through this study, the public will help identify the community’s vision of Encinitas’ future by addressing and working through many different topic areas, including double tracking at the San Elijo and Batiquitos Lagoons; improvements and alternatives to rail crossings at Chesterfield Drive, Montgomery, El Portal and Grandview; the Coastal Rail Trail; quiet zones/Wayside horns; the Leucadia Streetscape; parking; drainage improvements; landscaping; and other amenities, such as public art.

On Oct. 5 in Leucadia, the community is invited to Paul Ecke Central Elementary, 185 Union Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. The next night, a workshop is set for Cardiff Elementary, 1888 Montgomery Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Old Encinitas gets its workshop on Oct. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

The final two workshops are set for Oct. 15 (Olivenhain Town Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, from 3 to 5 p.m.) and Oct. 17 at Flora Vista Elementary, 1690 Wandering Road in New Encinitas, from 6 to 8 p.m.

All workshops are the same, and residents, businesses and other community members may also participate using PlaceSpeak, the city’s new online public participation tool. The topic will be uploaded to www.placespeak.com/en/
topic/4630-introducing-encinitas
-to-placespeak/#/overview in October to coincide with the workshops.

The community’s input received during this phase of project awareness and engagement will be reflected in a series of concept alternatives that will be presented to the public in spring of 2017.

For more information about the study or the public workshops, please visit www.encinitasca.gov/cmls or send an email to cmls@encinitasca.gov.

— Submitted press release

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