Main Street Traffic Safety Project

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Project Description: This grant-funded project will provide four different types of improvements in the downtown corridor: 1) bicycle routes 2) pedestrian crosswalks 3) signage 4) parklets/streateries. This is a quick-build project that focuses on implementing a number of the suggested improvements in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. In addition, the City intends to preserve the existing roadway by performing base repairs and slurry sealing the path of the proposed bike lanes.

Bicycle RoutesApproximately 0.32 miles of Class II and 0.45 miles of Class III bicycle routes are included in this project to connect HWY 1 to the Main Street Bridge to Correas Street via Johnston Street. This effort will also include the restriping of select parking spaces from 90 degree to a slanted angle.

  • Examples of Class II Bike Lanes (Buffered Bike Lane or Pavement Marking Defined)
    Class II Bike Lane 1Class II Bike Lane 2

  • Examples of Class III Bike Lanes (Shared bicycle routes with vehicular traffic.)
    Class III Bike Lane 2Class III Bike Lane 1

Pedestrian CrosswalksFive high visibility crosswalks are proposed in this project. A standard, ladder design is being considered to provide the greatest amount of visibility and pedestrian safety.  

  • Examples of High Visibility Crosswalk
    Ladder Crosswalk 2Ladder Crosswalk 1

SignageThe first phase of the signage efforts will focus on installing 12 parking directional signs on strategically selected intersections to direct drivers to available parking off Main Street. This will reduce the amount of vehicles idling on Main Street, thus reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the downtown area. Eleven of the signs will utilize existing infrastructure (e.g. utility poles, light poles, back of stop signs) with only one sign requiring the installation of a new pole. Mock-ups of the proposed locations are available here and under "More Information".  

Parklets/StreateriesThe City is providing mini-grants (up to $2,000) to local businesses who would like to develop parklets and/or streateries. These efforts will support the City's Coastside Recovery Initiative by increasing pedestrian capacity in the downtown area and providing additional protection to pedestrians from vehicle traffic.  

Project Status: Outreach and design

Funding Source(s): Transportation for Clean Air Grant (TFCA), General Fund

Project Sponsors: Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG)  

Latest Update: 6/11/2021 - Staff presented the proposed bicycle routes, crosswalks, and parking directional signage improvements to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). BPAC was supportive of the project and advised staff to start promoting the project to businesses and residents adjacent to the project. The design of the project is underway. 

Contact: Maziar Bozorginia, City Engineer, (650) 726-8251, mbozorginia@hmbcity.com 

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