Wheatland Bikeway Master Plan
In addition to assisting the City in securing SACOG grant funding to prepare the Bikeway Master Plan and associated CEQA analysis, Raney conducted public outreach through the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to receive input and direction on the development of the policy document.
The Bikeway Master Plan Initial Study project consisted of programmatic environmental analysis of the Bikeway Master Plan (BMP). Raney assisted the City of Wheatland by preparing both the BMP and the related Initial Study using Sacramento Area Council of Governments grant money. Prior to the creation of the BMP, there was an absence of guiding policy for the development of coordinated city-wide bikeway system. Since the City of Wheatland was beginning to see an interest in multiple long-range development projects, the City decided it was necessary to develop a BMP to serve as a foundation to help guide future improvements and developments within the City of Wheatland to assist in creating a bicycle network and a more bicycle-friendly City.
Raney conducted considerable public outreach and involvement throughout the preparation of the BMP. For instance, Raney assembled an ad hoc committee consisting of city leadership with two Planning Commission and two City Council members and publicly noticed and conducted several ad hoc committee meetings to receive input and policy direction on the evolving master plan document. In addition, Raney prepared an Initial Study consistent with CEQA Guidelines to evaluate whether there would be significant impacts due to the implementation of the BMP. The Initial Study analyzed the plan-level impacts of adopting the City’s BMP and the Initial Study has since been approved.