On Thursday March 30 the City of Tehachapi hosted an Active Transportation Workshop for community input into future nonmotorized capital projects at the Tehachapi Police department Community Room. The goal was to identify areas to improve the city’s infrastructure and remove barriers to mobility and encourage walking and biking to community services and work.
The input received from those in attendance included several spots in the Downtown Tehachapi area where gaps in bike lanes and sidewalks were identified. Several members of the community voiced areas of concern along Highway 202 in the Golden Hills area, also along Highline and Banducci Roads in the unincorporated areas of Tehachapi. The areas of concern identified by attendees outside of the city limits will be forwarded to the County of Kern and Caltrans.
The information obtained through the public outreach will be used by the Development Services Department to apply for Active Transportation Program (ATP) grants for the next couple of cycles.