Join us for our upcoming Walk Bike Berkeley happy hour!
We're doing this happy hour a little earlier than normal so folks who want to can also attend the Vision 2050 event that starts at 6:30pm (details below), featuring Karen Parolek, a founding member of Walk Bike Berkeley!
Vision 2050 Planning our Infrastructure to Improve Berkeley's Quality of Life
Please join us Thursday October 25th, from 6:30-8:00pm at the YMCA Teen Center, (2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley) to consider a “street corner” view of what Berkeley may be like in 30 years.
Here is an example scenario:
The late afternoon sun reflects off of the still-wet streets as you begin your walking tour of our future city. A passing shower dropped 3/4" of rain in an hour, but much of the runoff was absorbed through the permeable streets and gutter strips, and by the greenways and rain gardens that criss-cross and dot the city. Our state of the art sewage system can handle the rest, not to mention the robust tree coverage of the city and surrounding environs that acts as a buffer during heavy rains. Some of our larger residential and commercial buildings even harvested some of the rainwater for later use.
How we plan our future infrastructure can have a profound effect on the quality of our lives. Our citizen work group is considering the following for Berkeley:
Vision and shared values
Future growth scenarios
Review of existing City plans
Development of options to improve quality of life
Speakers will be:
Sam Trachtenberg, Berkeley High student
Karen Parolek, Vision 2050 quality of life work group leader
Sachu Constantine, Vision 2050 technology work group leader
Vision 2050 is a citizen-led effort to develop a 30-year sustainable infrastructure plan to support a safe, vibrant and resilient future for Berkeley. For more information about the initiative, visit: https://www.jessearreguin.com/vision-2050/
To ensure a seat, please register in advance here.