Elm Improvement Project - Road Diet Survey
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.
A 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.
At the request of the City Council, the following survey has been prepared in order to gather the following:
- The Public’s Understanding of the Project,
- Support/opposition to the enhancements, and;
- 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.