Go Human: The Bike Walk n’ Roll Euclid Experiment
On Wednesday August 8, 2018 the City of Ontario partnered with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and their Go Human Campaign to celebrate Re-Imagine Downtown: The Bike, Walk ‘n Roll Experiment! The event took place during our City’s Summer concert series at the Ontario Town Square. The purpose was to encourage our community to test and provide feedback on potential street improvements such as curb extensions, a bike lane and a parklet along Euclid Avenue. The event supports elements from one of our four Healthy Ontario Initiative pillars-Safe & Complete Neighborhoods and will guide the City’s Active Transportation Program goal of making our Downtown safer for walking and biking.
The event was paired with an Elton John tribute concert, various food vendors, information booths, giveaways and free bike rentals that attracted more than 3,000 people. More than 400 surveys were collected by SCAG and the City of Ontario Engineering Department which gained positive feedback and support from the community.
According to data collected by SCAG Go Human:
- More than 90 percent of attendees supported the bike lane, parklet and curb extension improvements.
- 94 percent of the event participants hope to see the separated bike lane installed permanently.
- Finally, 97 percent of the survey respondents thought that the temporary improvements made Euclid Avenue feel safer and more inviting!
Art by: Go Human
Art by: A.G. Castañeda
Euclid Ave, B St and C St
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