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What's New

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.

Committee for Green Foothills Article on the GBI

The Committee for Green Foothills recently published an article on the Grand Boulevard Initiative in their Green Footnotes newsletter titled, "The Grand Boulevard Initiative—A Transformative Vision for El Camino Real."
Click here to view the article

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)

Daly City Top of the Hill Improvements Are Moving Forward

Follow the link below to read an article about the much-anticipated pedestrian, streetscape, and transit facility improvements at Daly City's Top of the Hill, the northern gateway of the Grand Boulevard. The improvements are funded in part by a Grand Boulevard federal earmark.

Major Transit Upgrades on Way to Daly City's Top of the Hill

New! Street Design Toolbox

Street Design Toolbox

The Grand Boulevard Initiative announces the launch of the online Street Design Toolbox, based on the 2010 Grand Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Corridor Plan. The Toolbox contains the guidance from the Corridor Plan in a more user-friendly online format, including the Street Design Guidelines, Street Design Prototypes, and a Caltrans Design Guideline Matrix. The Street Design Guidelines promote the basic elements of the Grand Boulevard vision, while remaining consistent with Caltrans and regional agency standards. They encourage multimodal access and a boulevard street environment, and are intended to spur locally-initiated street improvement projects.

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Economic & Housing Opportunities Assessment - Phase I - Final Report Released

The goal of the ECHO Phase I is to define the overall development potential for the El Camino Real Corridor and make the case for why new development, if carried out well, will benefit individual communities as well as the region.  The findings from the completion of Phase I, as presented by Sujata Srivastava of Strategic Economics at the December GBI Task Force Meeting, showed that the Corridor does have the capacity to accommodate future growth and can accommodate significant employment growth.  The study demonstrated the fiscal echoi-coverbenefits of infill development, such as increases in tax revenues and lower municipal and infrastructure costs, as well as fiscal benefits from conversion of low-performing retail sites to higher intensity uses, such as multi-story residential or office buildings.  The final report will be presented to the ABAG Regional Planning Committee in February 2011 and coordinated with an event of the ABAG and MTC FOCUS Program.

Download the Final Report (PDF, 3MB)

Click here to read more about ECHO and to download the report by chapter

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)