Following a neighborhood petition last year about traffic problems on Colusa Avenue in El Cerrito, the city has been studying possible remedies and will hold a community meeting Saturday to discuss traffic management measures.
The meeting will be at City Hall from 10-11:30 a.m.
The section of Colusa under study runs from Fairmount Avenue north to Terrace Drive.
Under the city's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, the city's Public Works Department reviewed a January 2011 neighborhood petition and held a neighborhood meeting in January of this year, according to a recent notice mailed to residents living within 500 feet of the affected segment of Colusa. (The notice is attached to this article.)
The process also has included communication with residents and detailed evaluation by the city's traffic consultant, Fehr & Peers, which will be at the meeting "to present background information and near-term and long-term options for the corridor utilizing a combination of various traffic management measures," according to the city's notice about the meeting.
Residents say that speeding along Colusa is a continuing hazard for people, as well as cars parked on the street. In July, a 17-year-old teen girl was taken to the hospital with an injured ankle after being hit by a car in a crosswalk across Colusa at Fairmount.
Also on July, the city held a community meeting about traffic safety measures on Arlington Boulevard following the death of a 92-year-old woman fatally injured when she was crossing the road and was hit by a bicyclist.
Those with questions or comments can contact city Engineering Manager Yvetteh Ortiz, at 510-215-4345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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