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CalBike Launches Central Valley Community Bikeways Survey
Bakersfield, July 23, 2020: CalBike is excited to announce the release of a community survey to help guide our Central Valley Bikeways Project. This survey asks respondents to identify both barriers to biking and their most visited destinations in Fresno, Merced, and Bakersfield.
This survey will inform our work and add to existing community-led work to ensure that the Central Valley residents can get around safely by bicycle. We welcome feedback from all residents of Bakersfield, Fresno, or Merced.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Central Valley Bikeways Project to retool our outreach plans and rely primarily on digital strategies. This electronic survey is one of our main community engagement and outreach tools. We will be conducting additional outreach, primarily through our local partners. Additional outreach will include community focus groups and other forms of on-the-ground engagement with paid incentives to participate.
For those with access to a smartphone or computer, the survey is available online in both English and Spanish. For those without online access, we will be partnering with local community organizations to distribute printed surveys.
The survey responses will guide our project analysis. Community input will be central to our final recommendations to city, county, and state decision-makers about Central Valley bikeways.
If you’re a resident of the Bakersfield, Fresno, or Merced area we want to hear from you. Please see our project website and take our electronic survey. If you have trouble viewing the survey, please use this link.
The Central Valley Bikeways Project is a partnership between CalBike and the Kern Council of Governments. The project is funded by a grant to develop plans for a complete, low-stress bike network in central Bakersfield, central Fresno, and Merced. The project will also focus on improving walkability in Downtown Bakersfield and along planned bus rapid transit corridors.