The Grand Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Corridor Plan is the latest and most detailed phase of Grand Boulevard Initiative planning. The Corridor Plan translates the Grand Boulevard visionâ€”that El Camino Real will achieve its full potential as a place for residents to work, live, shop, and play, creating links between communities that promote walking and transit and an improved and meaningful quality of lifeâ€”into tangible strategies and design concepts from which local jurisdictions can choose and implement in their communities. These strategies are designed to fulfill the Grand Boulevard Initiative guiding principles.
The Corridor Plan is a joint effort between SamTrans, VTA, and C/CAG, in partnership with and funded by Caltrans. The goal of the Corridor Plan is to facilitate development of a better match for land use and transportation on the El Camino Real Corridor from Daly City to San Joseâ€™s Diridon Station in support of smart growth.
The Corridor Plan was adopted by the Grand Boulevard Task Force on September 15, 2010. Task Force member agencies are currently considering adopting or endorsing the Plan as it relates to their own planning processes.
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Chapter 1 â€“ Introduction
The Introduction provides a background on the Grand Boulevard Initiative and the history leading to the development of the Corridor Plan.
Chapter 2 â€“ Existing Corridor Conditions
This chapter provides an overview of existing conditions and local community visions for the GBI corridor as reflected in adopted development policies, proposed capital improvement projects, and current planning and design efforts. These conditions are depicted through detailed existing conditions â€śprototypes.â€ť
Chapter 3 â€“ Planned Corridor Improvements
This chapter provides a summary of land use, streetscape, and transportation plans and changes within one quarter mile of the El Camino Real corridor that may influence the land use and transit scenarios modeled in the Grand Boulevard Initiative Multimodal Corridor Plan.
Chapter 4 â€“ Multimodal Access Strategy
This chapter provides an overview of mobility issues and current policies affecting multimodal access and design of capital improvement projects along the SR 82 corridor. It also recommends a revised approach to network mobility planning based on the following four-pronged access strategy:
1. Create Space within the ROW for Multiple Travel Modes
2. Provide the Facilities Needed to Promote Multimodal Travel
3. Differentiate Mobility Policies to Reflect Corridor Development Policies
4. Apply GBI-Based Performance Measures in Project Planning and Evaluation.
Chapter 5 â€“ Street Design Guidelines
The Street Design Guidelines provide a framework for the cities and agencies along El Camino Real and Caltrans to implement roadway, frontage, and transit improvements. Included are Street Design Prototypes that depict improvements consistent with basic Caltrans design standards, as well as modifications that may be considered for a â€śdesign exception.â€ť
Chapter 6 â€“ Future Transit and Land Use Scenarios
The results of the travel demand modeling efforts used for the Corridor Plan is provided in this chapter. This modeling effort evaluated transit improvements along the project corridor and examined the types and levels of development patterns required to sustain transit improvements along the corridor.
Chapter 7 â€“ Future Transit Needs and Recommended Service
Future transit service needs and a recommended level and type of transit service for the Grand Boulevard corridor are identified and analyzed in this chapter.
Chapter 8 â€“ Corridor Operations and Management
This chapter identifies policy options and best practices for overall operations and management of the GBI corridor, focusing on options that involve multiple jurisdictions, or coordination between multiple public and private entities. This effort was intended to develop a starting point for a possible future agreement between the Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs), Caltrans, and potentially other agencies involved in the management of the corridor.
Chapter 9 â€“ Conclusions
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