Help create a more walkable Barrio – pedestrian lighting survey
Lighting up the Barrio To help create a more walkable and inviting Barrio neighborhood, the city is looking for community input to help guide the placement and priority of new pedestrian lights along four street corridors: Harding Street, Madison Street, Roosevelt Street and Magnolia Avenue. You can use this mapping tool, which allows you to drop a pin in areas where walkways may need more light. If you need support with the tool or want to provide feedback another way, let us know and a member of our team will get in touch with you.
Background Adding new pedestrian lights in the Barrio is the second part of a two-phase lighting project to enhance safety and visibility and promote walking and biking in the Barrio. Over the last year, 14 new streetlights have been installed to help light up streets and intersections. Eight are currently turned on.
Streetlights are mounted on higher poles or existing utility poles and are meant to be brighter to light up streets and intersections. Pedestrian lights are lower in intensity and on shorter poles to light up walkways.
These lighting improvements are part of the implementation of the Village and Barrio Master Plan and support the city’s goals of encouraging people to walk and bike instead of always using a car.
Next steps Staff will be preparing a technical lighting assessment, evaluating electrical infrastructure and power availability and existing site conditions and constraints. Public input, along with the lighting assessment study will be used to help guide design of pedestrian light placement in the Barrio.
Following project design, staff will install new pedestrian lights in phases based on funding availability and coordination with San Diego Gas & Electric for power.
Why is this important? The Barrio is Carlsbad’s oldest neighborhood. It’s also home to our senior center, a community center, Pine park and community gardens and ballfields used by residents from throughout the city.
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If you’re interested in sharing your thoughts on other city projects and issues, you can visit our new online engagement portal at carlsbadca.gov/input.
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