At the direct request of the Downtown Area Business Association and the West Alameda Business Association, the City is reconfiguring core areas of Park and Webster Streets to “expand” the sidewalk by converting the existing parking lane into space for outdoor dining, retail, and the lining up of customers. The goal is to create enough space to allow for both a wide safe passage for people walking and shopping along these commercial corridors and for businesses to move some of their operations outdoors, given the County Health Order limitations on indoor business. The parking lanes will be moved into the nearest travel lane, narrowing core segments of these two streets to one lane in each direction. The timeframe for the street restriping and repurposing is:
Park Street from Lincoln to Encinal Avenues was completed on July 10.
Webster Street from Lincoln to Taylor will be completed in late July.
An extension of Park Street south to San Jose is also being considered.
This reconfiguration will be monitored and evaluated, and then modified, as needed, and is expected to remain through early November. Additional bicycle parking is being added and all bus stops will remain in place.
Complete the survey (in right sidebar) to provide your input on this and the other Commercial Streets changes.