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Can Reducing Traffic Lane Widths Improve Safety?

Jeff Speck tackles the issue of lane-width and safety in the online publication, The Atlantic CityLab. Speck provides evidence to support 10-foot wide traffic lanes for pedestrian safety as opposed to the 12-foot wide traffic lanes that are currently the standard for urban roadways and transportation corridors like El Camino Real. For a great read, check out the article here.

New Walking and Transit Improvements in Daly City

The "Top of the Hill" intersection in Daly City recently underwent several improvements for pedestrians and transit riders. These improvements, which include a new transit plaza and crosswalk, were partially funded by the Grand Boulevard Initiative. 

Check out this great Streetsblog article about Daly City's Top of the Hill improvements by Andrew Boone. 

Daly City Top of the Hill ​

El Camino Real Celebrates 100 Years!

August 7th marked the 100 year anniversary of the first paving of the California State Highway System, which happened on El Camino Real in San Bruno.  Two community events were held to celebrate this historic occasion.  The Grand Boulevard Initiative hosted a booth at the San Bruno Farmer’s Market on August 5th to kick off the festivities.  A formal celebration was held on August 7th, with dignitaries commemorating the history and future of the El Camino Real Corridor, a historic re-enactment of the 1912 shovel turning, and a historic car procession with over 70 automobiles, ranging from 1906 to 2012.

Check out these news articles and fun photos:
Leaders Celebrate 100th Anniversary of El Camino Real in Old-Time Style
‘Hometown Highway’ Turns 100
Construction of El Camino Real Began 100 Years Ago Today

Op Ed: A New Vision for El Camino Real

Task Force Co-Chairs Russell Hancock and Michael Scanlon wrote an Op Ed that appeared in the SF Chronicle last Friday. The article celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the first paving of El Camino Real and explains the significance of the Grand Boulevard Initiative within the context of the road's history. Click the link below to read the article.

Op Ed: A New Vision for El Camino Real

VTA's Vision for Bus Rapid Transit on El Camino Real

A new video from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lays out the vision for transforming El Camino Real into a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Santa Clara County (connecting the Palo Alto Transit Center and Downtown San Jose) and the project's relationship with the Grand Boulevard Initiative.  

Click on this link to watch this enlightening video:  VTA's El Camino Real BRT Video

Upcoming Events

Working Committee Meeting

October 23, 2017 | 10AM - 12PM
Mountain View City Hall (Plaza Room)

Task Force Meeting

September 27, 2017 | 10AM - 12PM
SamTrans Auditorium (San Carlos)