The next step in the public process to develop plans for Highway 1 on the coast will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 7pm in the auditorium of El Granada Elementary School. At this meeting Josh Meyer of the Local Government Commission (LGC) will present the Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study followed by a period for public comment. The study is the product of Traffic and Trails, a five day public planning process in June, 2009. These sessions were funded by a Caltrans grant to San Mateo County. The sessions were organized by LGC and examined opportunities for improvements to the coastside Highway 1 corridor with specific attention to options for highway 1 in the El Granada, Miramar and harbor areas.
After the presentation and discussion, Dave Holland, the San Mateo County Parks Director and lead county official for the study, will present the next planned action steps including forming a Highway 1 citizens advisory committee and the status of preparations for an additional public review that will focus on Highway 1 from Moss Beach to the Devil’s Slide tunnel.
Additional background information on Highway 1 and California Coastal Trail activity in the Midcoast is available on the home page of the Midcoast Parks and Recreation Committee.