Go Human partnered with the Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) from Caltrans to expand the Go Human Kit of Parts and make it accessible to partners across the state of California. ATRC hired California Walks to implement the Kit of Parts Pilot Program. California Walks worked with the City of Los Banos to develop and facilitate temporary safety demonstrations of a parklet and a curb extension in Downtown Los Banos.
The project created opportunities for residents to experience the proposed safety improvements in live traffic settings and provide feedback to inform the potential implementation of improvements. The City of Los Banos is developing a Downtown Master Plan that includes expanded sidewalk improvements, such as parklets and curb extensions. In this plan, the City wants to prioritize pedestrian and bicyclist safety while promoting economic development.
In total, 103 community members, business owners, and stakeholders completed the survey, and over 80 individuals participated in the demonstrations. A majority of respondents supported the demonstration projects.