As a follow up to the very successful Grass Valley Walkability Workshop, LHNC was able to work with the Nevada County Health Department to get enough funding to hold a similar workshop in Nevada City. Strong participation from FREED representatives, highlighted a number of ADA issues in the downtown area, there was also a consensus that making Commercial Street a “Shared Space” where pedestrians. Cyclists and automobiles shared the road would make it a more desirable place for families to spend time. A fall-out of this proposal is a project to install “Mini-Parks” along one side of the street and to make it one way from Main to Pine St. This project is being driven by The Nevada City Sustainability Team and is expected to be in place during the fall of 2010.
Other positive outcomes of the workshop are a number of curb-cut improvements along Broad Street and strong support for more Bicycle Racks downtown.