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City of Carson secures $1.26-M in grant funds to develop bicycle and pedestrian paths

Posted On 2014 Jul 26
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The City of Carson recently secured $1,259,000 in funding through a competitive grant process from Metro to develop a bicycle/pedestrian path along the Dominguez Channel between Main Street and Avalon Boulevard.  This bike path will connect with the existing path on the west side of Main Street which runs to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center – a key hub for bus rapid transit through the South Bay and Los Angeles.

This bike path is a critical piece in Carson’s Masterplan of Bikeways.  While Carson has already received $3 million for bike lanes throughout Carson, the bicycle/pedestrian path is separated from traffic and dedicated exclusively to bicycles and pedestrians, making it an extremely safe route for navigating Carson.

By providing this connection to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, the City of Carson and Metro aims to contribute to promote public transit use and contribute to regional efforts to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

Mayor Jim Dear commented that the new bicycle/pedestrian path will “provide a key transportation connection for residents, employees, and visitors between Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Carson’s many attractions along Avalon Boulevard including the Community Center, SouthBay Pavilion, and the upcoming Boulevards at South Bay.”

“The new bike path is a critical component to the City’s ongoing efforts to improve the health of the people as well as visitors to Carson, by making us a walkable, bikeable, livable community,” added Dear.

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