WINTER 2023 UPDATE
Our Mission: Advocating Safe, Healthy, and Affordable Mobility for All
Safe Streets Petaluma. Our name describes our aim: to make it safe (and easy!) for people of all ages and abilities to get around town without getting in a car. Here in Petaluma, we've have been talking about it for years! That's the goal of our 2008 Bike and Pedestrian Plan. And that was long before our City Council declared a Climate Emergency and set a citywide goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. And long before our City Council passed a Vision Zero Resolution, setting a goal of zero traffic-related fatalities by 2030.
We’ve been long on talk and short on action. This needs change! What we have now is a patchwork of safe routes. Instead, we need a network, connecting everyone to everything.
And we need it in months and years, not lifetimes!
Our roots go back to 2007, when members of the Petaluma Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) were looking for a way to engage the community in fundraising and advocacy for bike projects. They created Petaluma Green Lane, and secured a $5k grant from a telecom company to create a bike map and map kiosks in strategic locations. (read more)
Safe Streets Petaluma (SSP) grew out of the local First Friday at Five bike rides in early spring 2022.
Safe Streets Petaluma is an all-volunteer coalition of City Council members, members of City Committees and Commissions, neighborhood groups, businesses, and other community members who want action! We’ve defined our goals in our Safe Streets Policy Platform.
Thanks to the advocacy of our members, the Petaluma City Council adopted our Policy Platform when it voted unanimously to make Safe and Complete Streets one of its Top Ten Goals and Priorities for fiscal year 2022/23.
Join our mailing list and receive our monthly newsletter.
Join us for a First Friday at Five community bike ride at Five pm on the First Friday of every month, meeting at Walnut Park (corner of D Street and Petaluma Boulevard South) in Petaluma.
Join our Core Committee! It's open to all and has a Google Group for internal communications. We now meet on the second Sunday of each month from 4 to 5 PM at Grand Central Petaluma Cafe. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining.
Email us at email@example.com and tell us your thoughts about traffic calming, quick builds, safe streets -- whatever!