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Welcome! The Grand Boulevard Initiative is a regional collaboration dedicated to the revitalization of the El Camino Real corridor, as it runs through San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in the California Bay Area.

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East Side Connect Project Completed in San Carlos

In an effort to promote connectivity within the City of San Carlos and to enhance accessibility to residents, the East Side Connect Project was developed along the entire length of Old County Road. This stretch of road is now a complete street, meaning that it provides safe and comfortable environment for many modes of transportation, including walking and biking.

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Read more: East Side Connect Project Completed in San Carlos

 

Grand Boulevard Initiative To Be Featured at 2015 TransForm Summit!

Grand Boulevard Initiative will be highlighted in an action-oriented workshop at TransForm's 2015 Let's Get Moving, Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit on March 7th at De Anza College in Cupertino. Come learn about successful community outreach efforts happening in the El Camino Real Corridor communities. The cities of San Mateo and Mountain View will provide two distinct planning success stories that other communities and organizations can look to as examples when preparing plans in their own communities. Community leaders from Greenbelt Alliance and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition also will share their lessons learned throughout the outreach process. We are excited to be a part of this gathering and we encourage you to attend. Tickets for the summit are available for purchase online. We look forward to seeing you there!

Read more: Grand Boulevard Initiative To Be Featured at 2015 TransForm Summit!

 

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.

 

Just Released: Economic & Housing Opportunities Assessment (ECHO) Phase II

The ECHOII report provides potential strategies and tools for GBI communities to overcome barriers to infil development in the El Camino Real Corridor. The overarching strategies include:
  • Plan for Vibrant Activity Nodes
  • Align Land Use Regulations with Market and Physical Conditions
  • Coordinate Public and Private Investment to Create Walkable Places and Support Desired Development
The strategies and tools suggested in this report are based on thorough analysis of case studies in four cities that are representative of common conditions and challenges along the Corridor. 

Click here to learn more and read the ECHOII Report

 

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Upcoming Events

Task Force Meeting
March 25, 2015
10 AM - 12 PM
SamTrans Auditorium, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

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