Survey on San Marcos Boulevard Complete Street
San Marcos City engineers are in the beginning phase of design for the San Marcos Boulevard Complete Street Project. This project will transform the stretch of San Marcos Boulevard from Discovery Street to Bent Avenue into a street for everyone. It will be designed to enable safe access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
Complete streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops and bike to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safer for people to walk to and from their destinations.
Complete streets can look different in each community — that’s why we’re asking our residents what they’d like to see on San Marcos Boulevard!
Complete streets may include sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transit stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts and more.
Two workshops have been held (November 2013 and March 2014) to gather feedback from interested parties on complete street concepts within the two alternatives for the project (see alternatives below). In addition, a walk audit was conducted in the fall with residents and youth to evaluate the corridor as it relates to safety, access, comfort and convenience of the walking, biking, transit and driving environment.
All of this feedback will be collected and analyzed to bring forth the best project design.
For more information, please contact Principal Civil Engineer Karem Elhams at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3259.
Conceptual Alternative A
Benefits and Constraints of Alternative A