In 2013, the City of West Sacramento adopted a Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan with the vision of creating one of the nation’s top bicycle-and-pedestrian-friendly communities. Included in this Master Plan was the Sycamore Trail project, a public amenity that will provide connections between central City neighborhoods linking people with schools, parks, businesses and commercial centers. The Sycamore Trail is identified as one of the top priorities in its Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trails Master Plan. The primary project goal is to provide an ADA accessible, low stress vehicular-separated route across US 50/Business 80, and to foster an increase in bicycle and pedestrian trips. Through the planning process, the City hopes to create a trail extension that meets the needs of the community it serves.
As the outreach consultant, developed content for the project webpage and coordinated development and notifications for a virtual community workshop about the project that obtained feedback from more than 300 participants. AIM’s other responsibilities included administering ongoing social media content with updates about the project, the development of a stakeholder database and the coordination and facilitation of a pop-up workshop where community members who live near the project area can learn about the project and provide input on preliminary design aesthetics.