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Canal Neighborhood Active Transportation Enhancement Project

Project goals 

  • Improve safety for all users. 
  • Pedestrian enhancements, bicycle boulevard treatments, and transit stop upgrades in the Canal neighborhood. 
  • Improved lighting identified in the Canal Community Based Transportation Plan 


The City received regional Active Transportation program (ATP) funding for this project 

Preliminary Engineering/Environmental/Design $985,000
Construction $4.169 million


This project supports the design and construction of a number of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit enhancements in the Canal neighborhood. Pedestrian enhancements include curb ramp upgrades, sidewalk gap closures, corridor lighting improvements, and uncontrolled crosswalk enhancements on 19 streets and pathways. Bicycle improvements would construct bicycle boulevard treatments along three key streets in the neighborhood’s bicycle network and add secure bicycle parking at a popular neighborhood park. Transit improvements would add transit shelter enhancements at 5 high-ridership stops and would construct a new transit stop along a high-use transit route.  

These enhancements would improve mobility, equity, safety, and comfort of people walking, biking, and using transit in the Canal neighborhood. They would help residents reach key destinations such as schools, parks, and shopping in and out of the community. Residents have voiced their need for these improvements in the Canal Community Based Transportation Plan 


Request for Proposal for consultant anticipated Spring 2024
Planning/Environmental/Design 2024 – 2026
Construction Fiscal year 2026 – 2027

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