This project, now complete, was funded by
Caltrans through a Fiscal Year 2011/12 Environmental Justice Transportation
Planning grant of $135,000 with a $15,000 local match from MCOG,
in addition to a State Planning & Research grant of $150,000.
The professional team of GHD
Engineering with its subcontractors Alta
Planning + Design, Rau & Associates,
and Local Government Commission
was selected to work with local stakeholders and perform the studies,
in partnership with Caltrans District 1 and MCOG.
Building on several recent plans and studies,
the team evaluated the Covelo community's high priority non-motorized
corridors from a technical standpoint to identify fundable bicycle
and pedestrian projects. The study also identified projects to address
needs and gaps on the Route 162 corridor through Covelo and the
Round Valley Indian Reservation.
The team held public meetings and workshops,
and worked with a Technical Advisory Group. The first event sought
community input at a free workshop on February 28 at the Round Valley
Library Commons Community Room (see notice below). Another community
workshop was held on September 5, 2013 at the RVIT Tribal Administration
Center. A presentation of the draft final plan was made to MCOG's
Board of Directors on November 4, 2013 in Covelo.
Project information, materials, and results:
For more information about the project,
Dow at MCOG, 463-1859
For more information
about grants: Caltrans
Transportation Planning Grant Program
Photos by Janet
Orth & from Alta-LGC report