Creating a Grand Boulevard

El Camino Real is a vital thoroughfare through San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, yet it suffers from traffic congestion, neglect and dangerous situations for pedestrians and bicyclists. Efforts are underway to transform El Camino Real into a grand boulevard of meaningful destinations with wide sidewalks and bike lanes, new townhomes, jobs, shops and parks.

Greenbelt Alliance has been invited to work with SamTrans and the San Mateo County Health System on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, established in 2006, to create a buzz among those who live, shop, work and commute along the corridor.

By encouraging coordinated regional planning rather than isolated city-by-city development, El Camino Real can better connect residents to their communities while improving mobility. The Grand Boulevard will also target housing and job growth in key cities and make it easier to use Caltrain and buses. Ten guiding principles provide the framework for how cities can accommodate new homes and jobs. Greenbelt Alliance formed a community leaders roundtable and is hosting Walk the Talk forums to gain valuable input from residents and small business owners. To learn more about the Grand Boulevard Initiative and its guiding principles, please visit the Grand Boulevard website.

 

Creating a Grand Boulevard News


Wednesday, January 29th, 2014     

Mountain View City Council to vote on El Camino plan

Join us at the upcoming Mountain View city council meeting on Tuesday, February 4 in support of a focused growth strategy for the El Camino Real corridor. Continue reading

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013     

It’s award season along El Camino Real

The Grand Boulevard Awards are back! A total of 16 projects and plans received awards for exemplifying the Grand Boulevard’s Guiding Principles . Amongst this notable crowd are Mountain View’s 2030 General Plan, the VTA’s El Camino Real Bus Rapid Transit project, and MidPen … Continue reading

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Monday, September 16th, 2013     

Bay Area Bike Share has arrived

On August 29, 2013,  Bay Area Bike Share launched in five Bay Area cities: San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose.  According to SPUR , 80% of jobs are within three miles of Caltrain or BART—an easy bike ride. Bike Share is an amazing first … Continue reading

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