City of Chino
Chino – The City of Chino and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Connecting Chino, a free open streets event to be held on Saturday, September 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to preview and test out planned street improvements included in the Chino Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Connecting Chino will showcase street improvements around the Chino Community Building on B Street, Eleventh Street and Twelfth Street that will make it safer for people to bike and walk in Chino. The plan calls for a network of bicycle boulevards, or “neighborhood greenways,” which consist of street signage and pavement markings that clearly indicate that bicyclists share the road with drivers in residential areas. The bicycle and pedestrian improvements will increase connectivity for people accessing neighborhood destinations such as transit stops, local parks and schools.
“I am proud of the City of Chino’s commitment to make Chino a cycling and pedestrian friendly city by improving and increasing the number of safe bicycle lanes in the community. Thanks to this partnership with SCAG, the community will have the opportunity to experience what some of these improvements will look like,” said Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa.
Connecting Chino will bring together family, friends and neighbors to enjoy free activities including a kids’ bike skills workshop, bicycle repair, live entertainment and dance performances, an obstacle course bounce house, a community barbeque, a health and wellness fair, giveaways and more. Attendees are encouraged to attend this free community event on foot or by bike, scooter or skateboard.
Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa and SCAG Regional Council Member Ray Marquez will speak at a brief kickoff event on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on the main stage adjacent to the Tenth Street Park playground. California State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman will also be in attendance.
SCAG’s Go Human campaign is working with cities and counties across Southern California to develop open streets events and safety demonstration projects, such as Connecting Chino, which promote safety while encouraging people to walk and bike more.
“To date, Go Human has supported 22 demonstration events in cities across the Southern California region and is committed to hosting an additional five events this year,” said SCAG President Alan D. Wapner. “Making it safer to bike and walk to local destinations not only boosts local economies, but it also expands mobility options beyond driving.”
Connecting Chino is the product of a partnership between the City of Chino, Clean Transportation Funding – Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committeeand SCAG’s Go Human campaign. For more information, visit GoHumanSoCal.org/ConnectingChino.