The ConnectOrinda process is working with the community to identify streetscape and transportation projects that beautify, improve travel through and preserve the uniqueness of downtown Orinda.
After starting summer of 2018, the ConnectOrinda planning process is expected to be complete by early fall of 2019.
The goal of ConnectOrinda is to identify projects with broad community support. Its main objectives are to:
Connect the two sides of downtown for all users
Support future pedestrian access along San Pablo Creek
Preserve Orinda's unique sense of place
Produce grant-eligible projects that can be funded
Beautify downtown Orinda
Build consensus for the final plan through robust community engagement
Community input is key to ConnectOrinda’s success. This Briefing Booklet is an important tool to prepare interested community members to participate. Opportunities to participate include general and map-based surveys; info tables at the Farmers’ Market, food trucks and other community events; self-guided walking tours; and three community- wide events: