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Community Meeting on Four Proposed Bicycle Boulevard Projects

Community Meeting on Four Proposed Bicycle Boulevard Projects

The final drafts of the Concept Plans for several bicycle boulevard projects will be presented at a public meeting on Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Avenue.

Bicycle boulevards are local streets prioritized for travel by bicycle. They typically include special signing and marking and traffic calming measures that discourage traffic and encourage lower travel speeds.

The Amarillo Avenue-Moreno Avenue, Bryant Street Update, Louis Road-Montrose Avenue and Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard Projects will all be presented at the meeting.

The City pioneered the first bicycle boulevard in 1982, when it turned residential Bryant Street, north of East Meadow Drive, into a street that prioritized bicycle travel.

Bicycle boulevard characteristics include:

  • Low traffic volumes and low vehicle speeds
  • Non-local vehicle traffic discouraged
  • Right-of-way assigned to the bicycles whenever possible
  • Reduced number of stop signs

Approval of the Concept Plans is the first step in the design process for each project to move forward.

Community outreach and participation have been instrumental in shaping the locations and types of improvements for each of the four projects.

Last Updated: March 16, 2016