Open House and BBQ
On August 5th, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., San Joaquin County Supervisor Miguel Villapudua and the Boggs Tract Sustainable Community Transportation Plan team hosted an Open House and BBQ at the Boggs Tract Community Center. The planning team shared design ideas to improve walking and cycling in the neighborhood and designs for the proposed gathering space under State Route 4 freeway. More than 30 community members attended and shared their feedback.
Pop-up Workshop and Survey
On March 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., the planning team hosted a socially distanced pop-up workshop at the Boggs Tract Community Center monthly food distribution to gather feedback on enhancing walking and biking in the Boggs Tract neighborhood. The project team engaged 20 community members during the pop-up workshop.
From February 22 - March 15, 2021, residents shared their input on ways to encourage more people to walk and bike in their neighborhood through completing a mailed survey. The project team received responses from 6 people.
Online Community Workshop
On Thursday, January 21 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. the County hosted an Online Community Workshop via Zoom to introduce the Boggs Tract Sustainable Community Transportation Plan and hear from the community about challenges they experience when walking or biking in their neighborhood
The Boggs Tract community is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood in San Joaquin County that is constrained by highways and major thoroughfares. San Joaquin County received a $286,000 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning grant to improve the travel experience for community members who choose to walk or bike for their trips within the Boggs Tract community.
The Boggs Tract Sustainable Community Transportation Plan will help guide future street improvements that promote walking, biking and public transit; reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles; and enhance travel in the Boggs Tract neighborhood to community destinations including schools, social services, grocery stores, and jobs.
Many of the roads that run through the Boggs Tract neighborhood lack sufficient bike paths/lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and other structures for community members to access local destinations. There are several points of interest for residents within Boggs Tract including an elementary school, community farm, religious institutions, and a park that pedestrians and cyclists travel to on a regular basis.
Many areas within the community have been identified for potential infrastructure improvements to enhance access and connections to nearby points of interest. A key part of the Boggs Tract Sustainable Community Transportation Plan will be to work with community members and stakeholders to establish a shared vision for street improvements that promote walking and biking to nearby key establishments.
The Boggs Tract Sustainable Community Transportation Plan will identify improvements to roadways, sidewalks, and other pedestrian/bicyclist facilities to enhance connections to job centers, healthcare, educational institutions, grocery stores, and social assistance services. The plan will also focus on developing community gathering spaces to improve residents' access to nature.