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City Leaf Pickup Begins October 26, 2015!

City of Chico Public Works Department will officially begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 26, 2015 and it will end on Monday, January 4, 2016. The commercial leaf pile collections will end on Monday, December 14, 2015. The purpose of the program is to collect leaves from City street trees in the public right-of-way to prevent clogged storm drains and potential flooding, and to help keep the roadway and bike lanes clear. It is not intended for leaves and yard waste generated from trees in private yards, back yards, alleyways, or in the unincorporated areas. Please read the Leaf Press Release for more details about scheduling and guidelines for commerical properties. For answers to questions, please call 894-4205.


Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study – On-line Survey Now Available:

The City of Chico Public Works Department/Traffic Engineering Division is reviewing potential traffic safety and transportation improvements to Esplanade Avenue between Memorial Way and 11th Avenue to enhance the corridor with complete street features, provide more facilities and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while keeping the integrity of the “Boulevard” design, community character, and still maintaining traffic flow. Currently, the City of Chico and the Esplanade Corridor Study’s consultant team, W-Trans, have launched an on-line survey to gauge interest in various types of safety improvements considered along the corridor. The survey is available on-line from October 16 through November 8, 2015. The results of the survey will be provided at the November 19, 2015 Public Workshop. For more detailed information and a schedule, please visit Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study.

Bicycle Plan Update 2015:

The City of Chico is working with key stakeholders, advocacy groups, and a consultant team to develop a strategy for improving bicycle education, programs, and infrastructure. We will be looking at existing conditions, considering new areas of growth as outlined in the General Plan, and engaging the community through workshops. The resulting draft plan will be shared with policy and decision-makers, and be used to seek funding grants for developing projects locally.
Visit ChicoBikePlan.com.