Timeline

Where We Have Been

October 28, 2015: Award of contract and to enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering for the pedestrian crossing at Montgomery Avenue.  Agenda Report and Minutes.

December 16, 2015: Award of contract and to enter into an agreement with Chen Ryan for the Parking Study.  Agenda Report and Minutes.

March 30, 2016: Council decision to discontinue the Coastal Rail Trail on the east side of the tracks and move forward with a western alignment on Coast Hwy 101.  Council also directed staff to continue design efforts of Montgomery Avenue crossing. Agenda Report and Minutes.

May 18, 2016: Award of contract and to enter into an agreement with WSP (formerly known as Parsons Brinckerhoff) for the RCVS. Agenda Report and Minutes.

July 13, 2016: City Council approves of the overall CMLS approach to multi-project coordination and endorses a Public Participation Plan and schedule.  Council establishes a working group at this meeting to work on the CMLS. Agenda Report for the working group, and Agenda Report for the Parking Study final scope of work and Minutes.

July 28, 2016: Coastal Mobility and Livability Working Group (CMLWG) meeting No. 1.  The group conducted its first meeting and reviewed the group's charge, roles, and responsibilities.  Public outreach was discussed and the group provided some feedback on how to make outreach stronger and more effective.  The group also received an introduction to the wayside horn demonstration project.    

September 7, 2016: CMLWG meeting No. 2 to discuss the Wayside Horn Test Demonstration, parking survey approach, and introduction to Coastal Rail Trail.

September 22, 2016: Wayside Horn Test Demonstration.  A related feasibility study is underway, called Montgomery At-Grade rail crossing project, located in the Cardiff area, near the Cardiff Elementary School. This crossing would provide a legal and safe crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists. Because there is considerable interest in reducing train noise along the corridor, a noise test demonstration was conducted on September 22nd to give the public an opportunity to experience a Wayside Horn, as well as the different audible warning alternatives. Other crossing locations and options may be considered during the study process, which is intended to culminate in a comprehensive mobility and livability vision for the corridor. 

September 29, 2016: CMLWG meeting No. 3 to identify issues and opportunities and to provide input for the upcoming workshop format and the parking study questionnaire.

October 2016 - Community workshops (English flyerSpanish flyer) for the Rail Corridor Vision Study, Active Transportation Plan, and Parking Study were conducted on October 5th, 6th, 8th, 15th, and 17th, 2016. The community workshops served to communicate all projects planned for the rail corridor and provide opportunities for public input in shaping their implementation.  Join the conversation NOW

October 2016Community Pop-up workshops were conducted throughout the City. The group gathered valuable community input on improvements to make it safer and easier for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and others to get around the City of Encinitas. 

October 2016 - Parking Surveys mailed.

November 2016 - Online surveys for the Rail Corridor Vision Survey and Active Transportation Plan were conducted.

January 10, 2017 - CMLWG meeting No. 4 – CMLWG received a presentation on the results of the Wayside Horn Demonstration Acoustic Monitoring Study and an overview of draft recommendations related to the potential of a Quiet Zone and the crossings at El Portal and Montgomery/Verdi.  In response to the content presented at the meeting, the CMLWG provided a number of recommendations to the City Council.

January 25, 2017 - City Council Meeting. Presentation and discussion on the progress of the Coastal Mobility & Livability Study (CMLS) and public outreach effort. Additionally, CMLWG recommendations were provided to Council and Council provided direction to staff on how to proceed.   Agenda Report

February 15, 2017 - City Council Meeting – City Council authorization of additional funding for CMLS and Contract Amendment #1 for WSP to prepare a Grade Separation Study for a pedestrian rail-crossing (undercrossing and at-grade) at or near Verdi Avenue.

April 25, 2017 - CMLWG meeting No. 5 to receive presentation re: San Clemente Quiet Zone; presentation regarding Verdi Crossing Concepts and provide initial feedback and design considerations, and provide input on the Public Outreach Guiding Themes. Click here for documents associated with this meeting.

April 26, 2017 - City Council Meeting.  Council authorization of additional funding for CMLS and Contract Amendment #2 for WSP to prepare a Quiet Zone Feasibility Study.  Additional funding had been requested to augment the costs and the scope of work for the completion of the RCVS; however, staff pulled the request based on Council concerns.

September 13, 2017 - CMLWG Meeting No. 6; for CMLWG to provide input on first draft alternatives (for RCVS, ATP and Parking) based on presentation of existing conditions, plus results of Quiet Zone, Verdi Crossing Analysis and trenching information.

September 18, 2017 - CMLWG Meeting No. 6.1 - Continue review of materials from September 13, 2017.

September 27, 2017 - Two-hour Informational Public Open House for public viewing of Maps/Information of First Draft Alternatives. Staff and consultant will be available for questions.

September 27, 2017 - City Council Meeting – Staff and consultant to present all information presented to CMLWG on First Draft Alternatives as well as CMWLG comments and recommendations.  Council to provide comments and direction on First Draft Alternatives.

October 2, 2017 - CMLWG Meeting No. 6.2 - Continue review of materials from September 13, 2017.

October 10, 2017 - CMLWG Meeting No. 6.3 - Complete review of materials from September 13, 2017.

November 8, 2017 -  Two-hour Informational Public Open House for public viewing of ATP materials and maps.

November 8, 2017 - City Council Presentation - November 8, 2017 (6pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall) - presented ATP Working Group First Draft Results.

November 14, 2017 - CMLWG Meeting No. 7 to provide input on RCVS, ATP and Parking Second Draft Alternatives.

Next Steps

December 20, 2017 - Public Open House - (3:30-5:30pm at the Poinsettia Room, City Hall) - two-hour informational public open house for public viewing of maps and information related to the second draft improvements of the Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) and the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) within the rail corridor

December 20, 2017 - City Council Presentation - (6pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall) – presentation, review, discussion and direction on the second draft of the CMLS related to the RCVS and the ATP within the rail corridor

January 2018 (date & time TBD) - CMLS Working Group Meeting - Continued discussion on the ATP and the Parking Study