The Grand Boulevard Initiative received a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning grant to develop conceptual design drawings for multimodal streetscape improvements on two segments of El Camino Real in Palo Alto (Stanford Ave to Lambert Ave) and Redwood City (Maple Street to Charter Street). Based on high bicycle and pedestrian collision rates, these segments were chosen as one of two case studies to develop design guidance that could be adapted for other jurisdictions along the El Camino corridor. In collaboration with the two jurisdictions, the study will identify the challenges, needs, and opportunities for all modes of transportation and develop improvements to make the areas more livable for residents.
The Creating Safe and Healthy Corridor Communities study will be completed in February 2019. The process will include data collection and existing conditions review, gathering public input on potential improvement alternatives, refining the draft concepts based on feedback from the project partners and the public, gathering public feedback on the revised concepts and presenting the final alternatives to City Council.
City of Palo Alto – Grand Boulevard Palo Alto
The project team held three outreach “pop-ups” in mid-January as well as administered an online interactive mapping survey. The purpose of the pop-up events and interactive mapping survey was to gather community input and ideas that can be used to develop draft conceptual streetscape designs. The project team is currently reviewing community feedback and developing initial concepts to be shared at the next round of outreach.
The next round of outreach for Palo Alto is anticipated in May, 2018. For more information on the case study segment in Palo Alto visit the City’s website here.
City of Redwood City – Bike & Ped Safety Improvement Study
Outreach events for Redwood City will begin in late March and include a combination of “pop-ups” and workshop/open houses. Outreach events will be held at the following locations and times:
- Saturday, March 17th, 1-3 PM at Target Center at Charter Street (2485 El Camino Real)
- Wednesday, March 28th, 4:30-7 PM at BevMo (1745 El Camino Real)
- Friday, April 13th, 4-6 PM at Fair Oaks Community Center (2600 Middlefield Road)
For more information on the case study segment in Redwood City visit the City’s website here.