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Ocean Park Boulevard Green Street

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Cost

Initial:
4 Million USD

Project Status

In Progress/Under Construction since 2013

Challenges Addressed

Flooding
Stormwater Management
Essential Services
Transportation
Water Quality
Law Enforcement and Emergency Response
Congestion
Parking
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
Mobility & Access

Motivation

Resilient city
Sustainable city

Project Type

Project

At a Glance

Ocean Park Boulevard is a "Complete Green Street" in Santa Monica, CA. The Boulevard was previously a wide auto-oriented street, accommodating one lane of traffic in either direction, was difficult to cross, had few pedestrian amenities, narrow sidewalks, and trees in various states of health. The new "Complete Green Street," partly funded by Measure V, includes a range of improvements resulting in a better performing, enhanced streetscape environment that is pedestrian- and bicycle-oriented, attractive, green, and provides several environmental benefits, such as capturing and preventing significant volumes of urban run-off from entering the Santa Monica Bay. Key project elements include: - Wider sidewalks. - Parkway/storm water biofilter swales and infiltration areas, and a drip irrigation system. - Over 100 new trees, new landscaping, and medians. - New marked crosswalks with enhanced overhead flashing beacons. - More visible, painted bike lands and traffic striping, and new bike racks. - Street furniture, trash and recycling cans, and 75 pedestrian-scaled light poles. - Traffic signal improvements. Construction started in December 2011 and was completed in February 2013.