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Eastside Connects Preliminary Design Underway

August 26, 2019 

The scope of work and preliminary plan for the Eastside Connects Project is nearly finalized. The City will hire a consultant to finalize the Project design.

The Project’s major components remain the same. The Project will create a bike boulevard along Alisos Drive to create a continuous, safe passage alternative to Milpas Street. Missing sidewalk and curb ramps on Alisos Drive will be installed for pedestrians. Additional pedestrian benefits, especially for those walking to Eastside schools, include new flashing beacons and curb extensions at select intersections. Finally, the Project will enhance the Cota and Haley on-street bike lanes with green conflict striping at intersections to improve safety, will connect those lanes to the Alisos bike boulevard, and will stripe an on-street bike lane on Ortega Street.

Community engagement is anticipated for fall 2019, and the advisory board review process is expected to begin in winter 2020. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to give feedback on the Project’s design as it progresses.

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“Eastside Connects” Project Set to Kick Off in 2019

December 20, 2018 

The Eastside Green Lanes and Bike Boulevard Gap Closure Project emerged from community input in the Eastside Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan (2013) and the Bicycle Master Plan (2016), and is in line with the City’s Vision Zero Strategy (2018). The Project was awarded $2.7 million in grant funding from the state’s Active Transportation Program in 2017.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018
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