About the Project
The Citywide Complete Streets Plan strives to fulfill the City's Burbank2035 General Plan by creating an actionable long-range transportation planning document for the community. The Plan will identify future goals, policies, guidelines, and develop an implementation plan for future projects. The Plan will identify benchmarks for new ways in which the City of Burbank can improve safety, mobility, sustainability, health, transportation equity, connectivity, and economic vitality to build better neighborhoods and develop responsibly in the future.
The term "complete street" refers to a transportation facility that is planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe mobility for all types of users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit vehicles, truckers, motorists, and equestrians The goal is to improve safety for all modes of travel and for all users of the roadway for all ages and abilities.
Current Project Status
The Citywide Complete Streets Plan is currently in the community outreach and analysis phase. The City will be hosting several community events to hear feedback on what would like to be seen in the Plan. Please visit the project's website page to learn more and to sign up to be updated on upcoming events: https://www.completeourstreets.com/
Past Project Milestones
2nd Round of Community Events
Staff is currently in the process of conducting three more community events: 1) Downtown Farmers Market on October 5, 2019 from 8 am - 12 pm; 2) Bud Ovrom Park Event on October 26, 2019 from 11 am - 3 pm; and 3) Magnolia Park's Holiday in the Park on November 22, 2019 from 5 pm - 9 pm. At these three events, staff will be presenting preliminary recommendations that are being proposed for the Complete Streets Plan. Staff anticipates presenting to City Council at a Study Session in January 2020 with consideration to adopt the Plan in February 2020.
City Council Study Session
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, staff presented to City Council at a Study Session to provide an update on the progress of the project and to gain further input from the community and Council Members.
1st Round of Community Events
Staff conducted four community events for the 1st round of events: 1) Downtown Farmers Market Walk & Bike Tour on April 13, 2019; 2) Magnolia Park Ladies & Gents Night Out on April 26, 2019; 3) Media District Open House at Buena Vista Library on May 13, 2019; and 4) Downtown Burbank Arts Festival on May 18, 2019. At these four events, community members provided input on what they envision and would like to see as part of the Complete Streets Plan.
City Council Grant Acceptance
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, City Council adopted a resolution to accept state grant funds from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Sustainable Communities Grant for a City of Burbank Complete Streets Plan.
For more information on the project or if you have any questions, please contact:
Senior Planner, Transportation Division