Grand Street Safety Improvements and Pavement Resurfacing

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New updates as of July 11, 2023:

The City has evaluated how to add low stress bikeways, in addition to pedestrian improvements, along the entire Grand Street corridor from Shore Line Drive all the way to Clement Avenue. Three new alternatives were developed, all with pros and cons.

After hearing from the community, staff recommended, and the Transportation Commission endorsed, moving forward with Alternative #1, for a continuous separated and elevated two-way bikeway, along the full corridor, on the east side of the street. This concept design will be considered by the City Council on Tuesday, July 18:

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In 2021, the City identified Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Encinal Avenue as a high priority for pavement and safety improvements. After community engagement in 2021 and 2022, the final approved design concept, shown in this concept plan(PDF, 5MB), was approved by the City Council on November 1, 2022 with these features:

  • Resurfacing of the street to improve ride quality for people biking and driving and reduce future maintenance needs 
  • Updated striping and signage
  • Improved curb ramps, curbs and gutters
  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Flashing beacons for pedestrians at Wood School and at the intersections of Grand Street/San Antonio Avenue and Grand/San Jose Avenue
  • Separated bike lanes from Shore Line Dr to Encinal Ave 
  • Enhanced bus stops by Shore Line Dr and Wood School
  • Narrower travel lanes to encourage slower vehicle speeds
  • Reduced on-street parking to accommodate safety features such as bus islands, separated bike lanes and high visibility crosswalks

At their 2022 meetings, Council directed staff to evaluate how to extend the improvements to the north, all the way to Clement Ave. And, in December 2022, Council adopted the Active Transportation Plan, which calls for separated bikeways along the full length of Grand Street. In early 2023, staff began its evaluation of the full corridor (Shore Line Dr to Clement Ave), and in Spring 2023, staff presented these findings to the community. In June, a staff recommendation was brought to the Transportation Commission, which will be carried forward to the City Council in July. 

Project Goals:


  • Winter/Spring: Release construction bid for Shore Line Dr to Otis Dr, at a minimum
  • Fall/Winter: Construct two-way bikeway Shore Line Dr to Otis Dr, at a minimum


  • Jan-May: Study design alternatives for Grand St: Shore Line to Clement
  • May-June: Community engagement on new design alternatives
  • June 21: Transportation Commission Special Meeting to consider new design alternatives: Staff Report + Attachments
  • July 18: City Council to consider new design alternatives: Agenda / Staff Report + Attachments 
  • July-December: Finalize design concepts, for segments going to construction in 2024 (Shore Line Dr to Otis Dr, at a minimum)



• December 2021-January 2022: Community Engagement