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Bike and Car Sharing Programs Coming to Peninsula

Funding for new bicycle and car sharing programs in the Peninsula was just approved.  The bicycle program will put 100 bike kiosks along the Peninsula, providing over 1,000 bikes to the public.  The car share program will provide carpool and vanpool opportunities, including electric and hybrid rideshare cars for public use at the Redwood City Caltrain Station and two other pending locations.  Follow the link below to read this recent article.

South San Francisco seeks to revitalize southern El Camino Real

Follow the link below to read a recent article about South San Francisco's El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan. The El Camino Real/Chestnut Area Plan envisions a new neighborhood of up to 4,400 residents housed in low- to high-rise buildings, with a range of commercial uses; walking access to everyday amenities; new civic uses, potentially including a new City Library; and parks, plazas, and gathering spaces for the entire South San Francisco community.

Release of Caltrans Proposed Highway Design Manual Changes

The California Highway Design Manual draft revisions for complete streets are now available for review and comment. The Division of Design, working with staff and others, has prepared proposed revisions to the Highway Design Manual (HDM) to address the Department's policy on Complete Streets - Integrating the Transportation System, DD-64 R-1.  Comments are due by July 8, 2011.

The full document as well as a summary of the proposed changes can be found at the link below.

Complete Streets Call for Projects Released

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is now accepting project submittals for participation in the Grand Boulevard Initiative’s Complete Streets Design Case Studies.

The Complete Streets Design Case Studies is part of the Grand Boulevard’s “Removing Barriers to Sustainable Communities Project” funded by a DOT TIGER II Planning grant and local support. The Complete Streets project will facilitate the design of demonstration projects on El Camino Real to integrate the roadway with sustainable development, encourage pedestrian and transit activity, and promote investor confidence.

Only San Mateo County and cities in San Mateo County that include El Camino Real or Mission Street are eligible to apply. Submitted projects must be for a minimum of one block sections of roadway along El Camino Real/Mission Street and must include a transit stop.

Applications are due no later than 5 PM, Friday, April 29, 2011

View the complete Call for Projects here (PDF)

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