CalTrans Greenlights Sebastopol Ped Line
The City of Sebastopol received approval from CalTrans to move forward with four color-coded, self-guided walking tours. Created by Cittaslow Sebastopol as part of the City’s Park-Once-And-Walk campaign, three of the walks take visitors from the Plaza to local attractions and back:
• The Green Line to the Laguna
• The Pink Line to Florence Ave. Art Walk
• The Blue Line to Ives Park.
If customers suspect there is a problem with a natural gas appliance inside theThe fourth walk takes pedestrians, and bicyclists, from the trailhead of the Joe Rodota Trail on Petaluma Ave. to Ives Park.
As it turns out, the sidewalks and streetscape along Highway 116 are owned by CalTrans. Any signs placed on or along the route require CalTrans’ permission.
“I’m thrilled to see that CalTrans is helping us reclaim our city for pedestrians,” says City Manager, Larry McLaughlin. “Allowing us to put the Ped Line markers on their sidewalks helps to offset the impact of the highways through our town.”
The Barlow has also given permission for the Green Line (to the Laguna) Ped Line markers to be placed on the sidewalks they own along McKinley St.
“We love the Ped Line concept and are glad to be able to support this community walking initiative,” says Yolanda Mathew, Property Manager at The Barlow.