The City of Half Moon Bay prepared an update to the 1992 Circulation Element of its General Plan. The Circulation Element serves as a blueprint to plan improvements that will increase the safety and efficiency of multi-modal travel. Topics being addressed in the update include coastal access, bicycle paths, congestion, transit improvements and the trail system in Half Moon Bay. The draft circulation element addresses near- and long-term improvements, as well as future conceptual designs.
The outreach program engaged residents early in the process to assess community needs. Circlepoint was responsible for preparing CEQA environmental documentation for the updated Circulation Element, as well as managing the related public outreach program. Key environmental issues include potential impacts to biological resources located within the Local Coastal Program. The community expressed great interest in the circulation element and draft CEQA document, resulting in a highly controversial process and project. A response to comments document was prepared that addressed over 150 public and agency comments on both the circulation element update and accompanying environmental document. A mitigated negative declaration, with supporting technical documentation was adopted by the City Council by the Planning Commissioners.