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City Developing Plan for Healthier, ‘Active Downtown’

August 22, 2019

Building upon the momentum of Reimagine Garden Grove, the City is developing a Garden Grove Active Downtown Plan (GGADP) in its continued commitment to make Garden Grove a more bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly city. The Garden Grove Active Downtown Plan will aim to create a healthier, more connected, and more vibrant downtown.

Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones said, “Downtown Garden Grove is experiencing milestone economic growth and development. To keep pace and foster a lively and vibrant downtown, we must find ways to better connect our residents and visitors to the area.”

The GGADP concept is made possible through a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant, which was approved by the Garden Grove City Council in February 2018, to leverage alternative modes of transportation to help enhance the city’s downtown economy and livability. The grant was awarded based on the criteria and scoring from the United States Census, as well as collision data.

Using the City’s 2016 Active Streets Master Plan that identifies possible concepts for bikeway and pedestrian improvements, the City and the consultant firm, KOA Corporation, will evaluate the recommendations and assess feasibility, roadway characteristics, traffic, and more to develop engineering-level concepts for future grant funding opportunities for the Garden Grove Active Downtown Plan.

The Garden Grove Active Downtown team will be hosting pop-up booths at several key events throughout the year. Visit ggcity.org/activedowntown to learn about potential concepts and proposed improvements for the downtown area.

For more information, contact Alana Cheng, Community and Economic Development Department, at (714) 741-5998 or email at alanac@ggcity.org.

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