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Public invited to workshop about transit on Prater Way
by Tribune Staff
Feb 23, 2012 | 1209 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/John Byrne - An afternoon bicycle commuter navigates the traffic on Fourth Street on Wednesday. A workshop today will discuss pedestrian, bicycle and automobile traffic on the corridor.
Tribune/John Byrne - An afternoon bicycle commuter navigates the traffic on Fourth Street on Wednesday. A workshop today will discuss pedestrian, bicycle and automobile traffic on the corridor.
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RENO — The Regional Transportation Commission will host its second community workshop for the Fourth Street/Prater Way Corridor study from 4 to 7 p.m. today at RTC’s Fourth Street Station in Reno.

During this workshop, RTC will present a summary of public input received at its first workshop held in September; introduce two conceptual roadway alternatives developed from this input, along with safety concerns; and discuss existing conditions within the corridor from Keystone Avenue to the Northern Nevada Medical Center identified by the public and the study team.

The purpose of the study is to identify safety solutions for automobile, bicycle and public transit users and pedestrians, integrating economic development initiatives and increased travel options in Reno and Sparks.

“Working with our community partners, the RTC is committed to enhancing the region’s transportation systems for livability and future sustainability. This study is an example of this effort. To do this, we need community participation.” said RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson.

The public is invited to drop by the meeting during the hours of the workshop to share their ideas for design, development and revitalization of the east-west connector. Study outcomes will be used to help develop a plan for future roadway projects and identify funding prospects that will serve to improve mobility and enhance the streetscape by incorporating history and the arts along the corridor, according to an RTC press release.

Information about the study will be translated into Spanish and will be available at the workshop. To learn more about the study, contact RTC project manager Christina Leach at cleach@rtcwashoe.com or call 335-1916.

The transit center is located on Fourth Street between Lake Street and Evans Avenue. Free parking is available at the National Bowling Stadium parking garage.
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