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The Grand Boulevard was the topic at SPUR today!

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) hosted a lunchtime forum about the Grand Boulevard Initiative today in downtown San Francisco. Speakers Dena Belzer, of Strategic Economics, and Kevin Connolly, of VTA, gave wonderful presentations that focused on ECHO and VTA's planned BRT service. The Grand Boulevard was well received and the audience discussion was insightful and thought provoking. A big thank you to SPUR for hosting this great event.

The presentations are available here: 

Photos from Grand Boulevard Initiative Community Events at Local Farmer's Markets

The Grand Boulevard Initiative held exciting community events at the San Bruno and San Carlos Farmer's Markets this summer! Experts in health, transportation, and the environment chatted with residents about their vision for the future of their communities and El Camino Real. Many community members came by to pick up a Grand Boulevard Initiative tote bag and give their feedback, including desires for more bicycle amenities, safer pedestrian facilities, and adding more landscaping. Check out the photos from the events!

These events were funded by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

El Camino Real 100th Anniversary Event Slideshow

El Camino Real celebrated its 100th year as the first paved highway in California! If you missed the Centennial celebration on August 7th, check out this video slideshow of the keynote speakers, historic re-enactment of the 1912 shovel turning, and car procession of over 70 historic autos from 1906 to 2012.

San Carlos Community Event

Come visit the Grand Boulevard Initiative booth and activities at the last San Carlos Farmer's Market of the season! Experts in health, transportation, and the environment will be there to talk with you about your vision for the future of your community and El Camino Real.

Thursday, September 20th
4 PM - 8PM

San Carlos Farmer's Market
700 Block of Laurel Street, Downtown San Carlos

Click here for more information.
Click here for the event flyer.

El Camino Real Celebrates 100 Years!

August 7th marked the 100 year anniversary of the first paving of the California State Highway System, which happened on El Camino Real in San Bruno.  Two community events were held to celebrate this historic occasion.  The Grand Boulevard Initiative hosted a booth at the San Bruno Farmer’s Market on August 5th to kick off the festivities.  A formal celebration was held on August 7th, with dignitaries commemorating the history and future of the El Camino Real Corridor, a historic re-enactment of the 1912 shovel turning, and a historic car procession with over 70 automobiles, ranging from 1906 to 2012.

Check out these news articles and fun photos:
Leaders Celebrate 100th Anniversary of El Camino Real in Old-Time Style
‘Hometown Highway’ Turns 100
Construction of El Camino Real Began 100 Years Ago Today

Video: An Evening with Gil Peñalosa

On June 4th, 2012, the Grand Boulevard Initiative held an event with renowned city advisory and active public spaces advocate, Gil Peñalosa. Mr. Peñalosa led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world when he served as the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia.

This video is of the entire event. Sit back, relax, and be inspired.

Upcoming Events

Task Force Meeting

December 2, 2015 | 10AM - 12PM
Menlo College

Working Committee Meeting

December 14, 2015 | 10AM - 12PM
Belmont City Halll