Throughout the development of the Pedestrian Master Plan, Bikeway Master Plan and 2020 Old Auburn Road Plan, those who participated in or commented on the concepts routinely indicated their largest concern was related to safety and the lack of physical separation from high volume and high-speed traffic. Respondents in these efforts typically felt that a physical separation (landscape planter, curb, etc.) was necessary to improve their comfort level.
95% of residents surveyed during the development of the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan indicated they are willing to use active transportation; however they need improvements (including separation from roadways, safe crossings and connectivity to key destinations). As a result of remove these safety and comfort barriers, more people are likely to use the facility.