T Street Corridor Improvement and Multi-Benefit Community Connectivity Plan

The City of Newman is the recipient of a Sustainable Communities Grant that will focus on two major corridors of Newman, with opportunities to improve the pedestrian environment for students and residents between elementary, junior high and high schools, and provide multi-benefit and multi-modal connectivity between the schools corridor and other multimodal infrastructure investments already existing in Newman.

Project Objectives

The project and resulting products will address the following community sustainability and livability objectives:

  • Engage residents, especially those who do not typically participate in City decision making and planning processes;
  • Identify obstacles to multimodal mobility, access, safety, and comfort along the T Street corridor and Inyo Avenue intersection;
  • Identify transportation and connectivity challenges for residents and visitors, and that impact business performance and development opportunities;
  • Develop slow streets designs that calm traffic;
  • Develop designs to improve conditions for walking and bicycling along T Street and to promote connectivity to Inyo Avenue, and other priority locations identified;
  • Identify opportunities for application of green street concepts, such as trees, stormwater planters, swales and other bioretention areas, drought-tolerant landscaping, and permeable pavement; and
  • Recommend wayfinding improvements to increase awareness and visibility of Downtown to travelers entering town from Highway 33.


For more information Contact: Kathryn Reyes, Director of Public Works, 209-862-4448 or email kreyes@cityofnewman.com