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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.

 

Op Ed: A New Vision for El Camino Real

Task Force Co-Chairs Russell Hancock and Michael Scanlon wrote an Op Ed that appeared in the SF Chronicle last Friday. The article celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the first paving of El Camino Real and explains the significance of the Grand Boulevard Initiative within the context of the road's history. Click the link below to read the article.

Op Ed: A New Vision for El Camino Real
 

El Camino Real 100 Year Anniversary Events

Join us in celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the first paving of the California State Highway System, which occurred on El Camino Real in San Bruno!  You are invited to celebrate the history of your community and share your vision for the El Camino Real Corridor at two free upcoming events:

San Bruno Community Celebration
Sunday, August 5th | 9am - 1pm
San Bruno Farmers Market at Tanforan Shopping Center
1150 El Camino Real | San Bruno, CA | 94066

El Camino Real Centennial Tour: Historic Car Procession
and Picnic
Tuesday, August 7th | 10am
San Bruno City Hall
567 El Camino Real | San Bruno, CA | 94066

Click here for more information on these two events.
Click here to view the events flyer.

 

Daly City - Walk the Talk Breakfast Forum

Our next Grand Boulevard Walk the Talk event will be a breakfast forum in Daly City. Join us for a conversation about the future of Daly City’s Mission Street corridor! Our speakers include S.T. Mayer of San Mateo County Health Policy & Planning, Sujata Srivastava of Strategic Economics, and Rick Williams of Van Meter, Williams, Pollack.

Click here to learn more about the event and RSVP.
Click here to view the flier.
 

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