Transportation Newsletter 5.5.16
Construction on a new roundabout at 8th Avenue and Inter-Garrison Road will take place between June and October. The purpose of the roundabout is to improve traffic flow, specifically reducing the back up along Inter-Garrison Road during peak commute hours and to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements such as road crossings and separated pathways. The bicycle and pedestrian project elements will link to the proposed Fort Ord Recreation Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) network which the campus is incorporating into its new Master Plan.
Immediately following the construction of the 8th Avenue roundabout, 7th Avenue at Inter-Garrison will be realigned to create a perpendicular four-way intersection with 8th Street Cut-off. The 7th Avenue realignment project includes new bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the south side of Inter-Garrison Road and along the realigned portions of 7th Avenue. The realignment project is projected to be completed by early 2017.
During construction, at least one roadway lane will remain open with traffic control, with two lanes open during peak commute hours. For short durations (3 days at a time), temporary roadways and detours may be in place to ensure continued emergency vehicle and transit service.
Find more info about roundabouts at: bit.ly/1TKYSvi
Take the Campus Commuter Survey
CSUMB’s Transportation Office is surveying the campus community in order to better understand travel behaviors and perceptions of the campus’ transportation system network and in turn make data driven decisions about how time and resources are allocated.
Information received through the survey will be utilized to inform decisions around university transportation planning, such as how to best invest in transit services and bike or pedestrian amenities.
To access the survey please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
The Campus Commuter Survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Let your voice be heard and help improve our transportation network!
As a token of appreciation for your time, each participant will have the chance to win one of two $30 Target Gift Cards.
Share your voice! For more information on transportation resources, please visit our webpage at csumb.edu/Transportation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participate in National Bike Month
Monterey County Bike Month - May is National Bike Month, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. There are a host of events taking place throughout Monterey County. See what’s happening near you at: bit.ly/23teTsy
National Bike Challenge - Join us for a Summer-long initiative led by People for Bikes. The challenge aims to “unite thousands of current bicyclists – and encourage countless new riders.” Last year, challenge participants collectively burned 100,000 calories and surpassed the milestone of riding 10,000 collective miles! Join the CSUMB team for inspiring updates and great prizes. Register at nationalbikechallenge.org and enter “California State University Monterey Bay” under the workplace tab. Team is open to all students, faculty and staff.
BikeSAFE Training - All Levels Welcome
Come learn how to ride your bike safely, comfortably and predictably on the road!
Complete the registration form at: bit.ly/1G6os5y
Before attending the training, complete the online safety course at: BikeEd.org
Bring your helmet and bike to a free training near you!
Earn a certificate after successfully completing the online test and on-bike safety training. Upon certificate completion, you’ll be eligible to become a League of American Bicyclist (LAB) certified instructor. LAB instructors teach children and adults how to ride their bikes safely and legally.
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