Mercury News article discusses the Grand Boulevard Initiative efforts for El Camino Real, and the proposal for bicycle & pedestrian, as well as bus rapid transit improvements (including dedicated bicycle and bus lanes).
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Work is moving ahead on establishing a financing district to maintain improvements to The Alameda in San Jose, a segment of the Grand Boulevard that stretches up the peninsula along El Camino Real.
While funding for the improvements has been secured, the City has been looking to the adjacent property owners to fund the maintenance and upkeep once the improvements are in place.
Planned improvements to the street include new lighting, landscaping, and raised medians, along with improved pedestrian safety features such as enhanced crosswalks and sidewalk bulb-outs.
The Oakland Tribune reports on the release of a study conducted as part of the Grand Boulevard Initiative planning effort for the El Camino Real corridor.
Planners at San Mateo County’s SamTrans, Santa Clara County’s Valley Transportation Authority and business groups from the two counties released the report as part of the Grand Boulevard Initiative. The joint effort was launched by 19 cities and agencies last decade to breathe some life into the historic 47-mile route, known as Mission Street in Daly City and The Alameda in San Jose.
The 50-page forecast released Dec. 20 shows mostly dense development, featuring a typical building height of four stories, throughout the corridor. For the full expansion to become a reality, new or redeveloped buildings would need to crop up on 2,200 acres of land, or about 9 percent of the property in the corridor, according to the report.
As part of the Grand Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Corridor Plan, Caltrans and local partners have released draft guidelines for transportation improvements and land use policies for the El Camino Real Corridor / State Highway 82 from Daly City to San Jose.
The Mercury News Roadshow Column reports back on the Grand Boulevard Initiative forum in Redwood City this past Saturday. A full crowd, public officials, and city and transportation staff all expressed support for the transformation of the El Camino Real corridor into an inviting, more pedestrian-oriented environment.
Mercury News Editorial supports the effort of the Grand Boulevard Initiative to transform El Camino Real, in advance of a forum on the effort in Redwood City this Saturday.
Details on the event this Saturday.