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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Elm Ave Improvement Project - Road Diet Survey

Road Diet Example

Caltrans is currently underway with the rehabilitation of State Route 33 from Polk Street at Merced, to 5th Street to Elm Ave, and Elm Ave at 5th Street to the Los Gatos Bridge. The project includes pavement reconstruction, 60+ new curb ramps, filling sidewalk gaps, buffered bike lanes, on-street parking, and new crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons. Also, as part of this project is to implement several complete streets elements on Elm Ave from 5th Street to Cambridge including a road diet between E. Cherry Lane and 5th Street which will reduce Elm Ave from 4 lanes to 3 lanes with a center 2- way left turn lane. Below is more information related to complete streets features and what a road diet is intended to accomplish.

Complete Streets is a transportation planning approach that aims to create streets that are safe, accessible, and convenient for all users, regardless of their mode of transportation. These streets are designed to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and drivers, providing a balanced and inclusive transportation network.

road diet is a street design strategy that involves reallocating the use of roadway space to improve safety and accommodate various modes of transportation. Typically, a road diet involves reducing the number of travel lanes and utilizing the freed-up space for features such as bike lanes, on-street parking, pedestrian enhancements, or green spaces.

This effort is being undertaken to enhance safety in all modes of travel including pedestrian traffic where Elm Ave is a bisecting roadway that needs safety enhancements to improve mobility.


Road Diet Example

At the request of the City Council, the following survey has been prepared in order to gather the following:

  1. The Public’s Understanding of the Project,
  2. Support/opposition to the enhancements, and;
  3. concerns/benefits to the improvements.

We ask that you fill out the required information and survey so that the City can convey this information to the City Council and Caltrans related to the improvements so that the project can be further enhanced.

Thank You


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