Improved connections between the waterfront, historic monuments and cultural assets, downtown shopping and entertainment, our schools and other public buildings, great upland green spaces, and gathering spaces from parklet to plaza to park ~ these connections are at the heart of this project. These might be in the form of landscaped sidewalks in good repair along a “complete street”, preferred bicycle routes, walking and running trails, highly functional public transit, sustainable storm water paths, or passive natural greenways. These types of connections encourage people to walk or bike to their destinations, expand the urban forest and its associated benefits, heighten our consciousness of nature, and boost community health from the personal to the planetary.

San Pedro Community Plan Policies

Policy LU 9.2: Waterfront Connections
Strengthen the connection between downtown and the waterfront by providing for extension of the Red Car line through downtown and coordinating with the Port’s Waterfront project.
Policy LU 19.2: Coastal-orientated recreation
Maintain, develop and expand existing coastal-orientated recreational facilities...such as the California Coastal provide local and regional access to San Pedro's coastal resources while maintaining their unique characteristics and natural terrain.
Policy LU 19.6: Develop Trails
Require all trails, paths and bikeways to be indicated by appropriate signs.
Policy M 3.2: Priority pedestrian routes
Selected streets within commercial, mixed-use and employment districts should have pedestrian priority establishing pedestrian needs as paramount to vehicular circulation needs and encouraging investment in pedestrian improvements and programs for these segments.
Policy M 3.5: Safe school routes
Encourage the development and improvement of safe routes to schools throughout the community via walking, bicycles or transit.
Policy M 4.2: Bikeway connections
Provide bicycle access for open space areas, commercial corridors, downtown/retional center, neighborhood districts and community centers to allow easy connection between residential neighborhoods and employment centers, as well as important non-work destintations, including schools and recreational facilites.
Policy M 4.4: Regional connections
Coordinate with adjacent jurisdictions and communities to ensure that local bicyle routes and trails be linked with those of neighboring areas.