Poplar Street Traffic Calming and Safety Project

Project Description: The project provides improvements that offer safe access to areas like Poplar Beach, the Coastal Trail, and the City’s shopping district. The project limits are from Main Street to Railroad Avenue. The anticipated enhancements include pedestrian and bicycle access, storm drainage improvements, traffic calming measures and alternatives; they will vary from block to block and not all will be incorporated.

Project Status: Environmental and Design Phase

Funding Source(s): One Bay Area Grant 2 - Transportation for Livable Communities and City General Fund

Latest Update: 


Towards the end of 2019, the City, in conjunction with CSW|ST2, collected data for the project to ensure we have gathered enough information for the design phase. Existing traffic and tree inventory information was gathered during that process. This information partially helped shape the design. A public community meeting was held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to obtain feedback and information as to what residents would like to see.

Throughout 2020, the City has decided to postpone this project due to the impact of COVID-19. As of now, the City has decided to restart the project, which has been approved by the City Council as of August 17, 2021. Design and Federal clearance is anticipated to be completed by the end of this calendar year. Currently, construction is anticipated to start in FY 22/23, subject to changes.

 As the consultant continues working on this project, residents and visitors can expect to see employees in reflective safety attire around Poplar Street. 


  • Maziar Bozorginia, City Engineer, E-mail
  • Jonathan Woo, Assistant Engineer, E-mail

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