The City of South San Francisco has prepared a draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) and a draft Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP). These plans are available for public review both on the City's website and in the Planning Division office, located at 315 Maple Avenue.
The City Council will consider adoption of the CAP and PMP during the February 12, 2014 Council meeting. The Council will also consider adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approval of a General Plan Amendment related to these plans.
The Climate Action Plan will provide goals, policies, and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and support the goals of Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and Senate Bill (SB) 375.
The Pedestrian Master Plan will provide a community-wide plan providing for a network of sidewalks and paths to facilitate increased walking to local destinations. The plan will include an inventory and assessment of the current pedestrian facilities, a gap analysis, identify and prioritize needed improvements and provide goals policies and and measurable
implementation measures. A key focus area will be the Downtown Area and residential neighborhoods.
In preparation of the CAP, the City has completed a Government Operations Emissions Inventory, a community-wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, and has recently adopted a Bicycle Master Plan. The project will build on both recent and current planning efforts including the Community Based Transportation Plan, the Downtown Station Area Plan and the El Camino Real Specific Plans.
The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) awarded South San Francisco a Planning Grant providing the bulk of the funding for the preparation of the CAP and the PMP.
Community participation is a key element. Four community workshops and walk audits have been instrumental in helping to shape the draft Climate Action and Pedestrian Master Plans.