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Canal Neighborhood Transportation Plan

Completed September 2007

Canal Neighborhood Transportation Plan (CBTP)
TAM and the City of San Rafael received funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to develop a transportation plan in the Canal neighborhood. The transportation plan was a collaborative effort involving residents and community-based organizations (CBOs) providing services within minority and low-income neighborhoods, local transit operators, TAM, and MTC. The Canal neighborhood transportation plan includes a list of important improvements needed to make it easier to get around the Canal and to other parts of San Rafael.

Canal Neighborhood Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) consisted of staff representatives from MTC, TAM, City of San Rafael, County Board of Supervisors, Marin County Transit District, Golden Gate Transit, Marin County Health and Human Services, Canal Welcome Center, and Pickleweed Community Center:

  1. Worked with Canal Neighborhood community representatives to develop a community outreach plan;
  2. Reviewed and prepare work products prior to distribution and presentation to the Stakeholder Committee; and,
  3. Monitored the schedule and completion of tasks and work products.

Canal Neighborhood Stakeholder Committee
To guide the planning project, the San Rafael City Council created a Canal Stakeholder Committee including Canal residents, Canal property and business owners, and people who work in the Canal. Stakeholder Committee members worked with their neighbors and other interested people to learn about transportation issues, identify and evaluate possible solutions, and recommend a list of improvements that will make it safer and more comfortable for people to walk, bike and use a bus in the Canal. The Stakeholder Committee began its work in the fall 2005 and met approximately five times, including two community-wide workshops.

Documents related to the Canal Community Based Transportation Plan:

Canal Neighborhood Community Based Transportation Plan

(Due to the large size of the document, each chapter is posted separately)

Table of Contents and Executive Summary
Chapter 1:  Introduction
Chapter 2:  Community Profile

Chapter 3:  Relevant Studies and Reports
Chapter 4:  Community Outreach
Chapter 5:  Transportation Solutions
Chapter 6:  Implementation
Appendix A - Memorandum #1: Existing Conditions Summary Report
Appendix B - Outreach Plan
Appendix C - Open House #1 (Feb 2, 2006) Outreach Activities Summary
Appendix D - Possible Solutions and Open House #1 Summary
Appendix E - Prioritized List of Projects
Appendix F - Open House #2 (July 20, 2006):

Appendix G - Community Survey Results

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