Our very own Lan Nguyen caught up with SaraT (ST) Mayer, the health expert from the forum panel, to chat for a bit. ST is the Director of Health Policy & Planning for the San Mateo County Health System.
We hope you enjoyed the Grand Boulevard Initiative special event “An Evening with Gil Peñalosa” on June 4 in Palo Alto. In case you missed it, we recorded his captivating presentation for your viewing pleasure.
Greenbelt Alliance has been busy along the Grand Boulevard! One event in particular resonated with me: the Affordable Housing Week bus tour that we hosted in partnership with the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County.
The Sunnyvale council chambers were abuzz with energy and more than 80 people on March 5. Local and neighboring residents participated in a lively debate about what the Grand Boulevard Initiative means for their stretch of El Camino Real. Michael Garvey, local government veteran and consultant, described how El Camino Real could transform into a street bubbling with activity – where pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers could all navigate the street… Read More
El Camino is in need of some sprucing up. Neglected for too long, the spine that connects communities from Daly City to San Jose is benefiting from some focused attention: the Grand Boulevard Initiative.
El Camino has changed a lot since it was first paved in 1912; what will it look like in the future?
Audry Arthur Community members and development officers met Thursday night in the first of four public forums to gain communal insight concerning the Grand Boulevard Initiative. The initiative, with a collaboration of more than 30 different agencies and spanning 17 cities, aims to revitalize El Camino Real into a more walkable and transit oriented space while bringing vibrancy to the historic highway. “I think everybody wants a really well-designed plan,” said… Read More
Regal name aside, today’s El Camino Real is a discombobulated strip of activities and architectures that links the cities between San Francisco and San Jose.
In order to get community input on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, Greenbelt Alliance invited community leaders to participate on a Technical Advisory Committee to test and select messages that resonate with residents, students and small business owners.