Pedestrian connectivity between Downtown & BART about to get better
You may be wondering why San Leandro Boulevard is under construction and has lane closures periodically. The City of San Leandro is working to improve San Leandro Boulevard’s streetscape between Davis Street and Williams Street. When the dust settles, the new street designs will improve the pedestrian connections between the BART station and the heart of the downtown, which is one of the main goals of the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy. The project features the following improvements:
- Wayfinding signage;
- West Juana Avenue gateway features;
- West Joaquin Avenue paseo with a decorative lattice structure;
- Installation of on-street parking and a landscaped median;
- Sidewalk reconstruction to provide wider walkways,
- More landscaping, new street lights, and sidewalk bulb-outs with enhanced crosswalk paving;
- Installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection with Parrott Street;
- Accessibility upgrades to the intersections with Davis Street, West Juana Avenue, and at the BART entrance.
Construction of this project is already underway with a completion date of November 2013. Funding for this project is provided through a federal grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and its Transportation for Livable Communities program. Additional funds will be provided from the Developer Fees for Street Improvements fund and Alameda County’s Measure B Streets & Roads and Bike & Pedestrian funds.
Please click the image below for more detail on this exciting project. To view the Preliminary Design shown below in greatest detail (a 6mb PDF file that may take some time to download) please click here.