The project will include construction of continuous bicycle lanes, parking safety improvements along Nealon Park frontage, enhancements to existing pedestrian crossings, and installation of other traffic calming elements that reduce vehicle speeds and conflicts. Removal of on-street parking on at least one side of the street is needed to provide adequate room for bicycle lanes. Other traffic calming elements could be implemented with minimal changes to parking.
Stanford University will be responsible for the design and construction of the segment between El Camino Real and University Avenue as a part of a required mitigation measure for its Middle Plaza at 500 El Camino Real project. The City is coordinating with Stanford University to ensure the development of a consistent vision for the entire corridor.
The project includes an outreach program to capture input from the community and stakeholders. This input will produce a corridor vision and guide the development of alternatives and final design of the street. The major components of the outreach program include ongoing communications (including this website), project specific public meetings, community surveys, and presentations to the Complete Streets Commission and City Council.
This project is being coordinated with the Middle Avenue rail crossing project and the Middle Avenue and Nealon Park Pedestrian Improvement project, the latter of which is anticipated to be completed by summer 2022.