According to a press release issued today from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a $4.6 million Livable Communities Grant was awarded to improve the pedestrian area on San Leandro Boulevard between Williams Street and the downtown BART station.
The description states,
Construct San Leandro Blvd Streetscape from Williams St. to Davis Street including pedestrian crossings, traffic signals, street lights. Construct bike racks, pedestrian crossings, wayfinding and bus shelter on E 14th St and Downtown Area.
The purpose of the Transportation for Livable Communities program, according to the press release, "is to support community-based transportation projects that bring new vibrancy to downtown areas, commercial cores, neighborhoods and transit corridors, making them places where people want to live, work and visit. Pedestrian- and transit-friendly developments are hallmarks of the program."Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 30, 2010 3:00 PM | TrackBack