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City Recognized as “Walk Friendly Community”

Good afternoon –
I’m excited to let you know that Redwood City has been Awarded a Silver Level “Walk Friendly Communities” Designation. This comes from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center ( in recognition of our walkability initiatives and programs.
Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program honoring communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety, mobility, access, and comfort. We’re one of just two Silver Level communities named nationwide during this round of awards, and the only city in San Mateo County to be recognized. More information on the Walk Friendly Communities program is online at
Among the Walk Friendly attributes which placed Redwood City at the Silver Level are:
  • The City’s Downtown Precise Plan, providing for a form-based code, density bonuses, and streamlined approval for infill projects
  • The Redwood City Police Department’s traffic unit’s continual coordination with City transportation engineers and planners, to identify and mitigate locations with high incidences of traffic safety violations
  • Use of traffic calming treatments such as speed humps/traffic tables, traffic circles, and roadway reconfigurations
  • A complete community inventory of curb ramps

The Walk Friendly Community designation, awarded from bronze to platinum, is given to applicant communities that have demonstrated a commitment to improving and sustaining walkability and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans and policies. It also illustrates that Redwood City supports “Complete Streets” and multi-modal transportation to ensure that City-owned and regional transportation systems are designed and operated for people of all ages and abilities who walk, bicycle, drive, and use transit.

Thanks for letting me share this good news!

~ malcolm

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