Castro Valley Boulevard Streetscape Project
Creating a Pedestrian "Main Street" for the Castro Valley Community
To create a safe, comfortable and attractive pedestrian main street for downtown Castro Valley, a series of street improvements totaling over $9M are currently being implemented for Castro Valley Boulevard.
These improvements intend to:
- Calm the traffic environment by reconfiguring traffic lanes and providing on-street parking with shared bicycle access while still maintaining adequate traffic capacity on the Boulevard.
- Create a beautiful and inviting pedestrian environment that will encourage the community to access Castro Valley Boulevard for shopping, dining and entertainment by providing widened sidewalks with ample seating areas, a canopy of street trees and planter beds, landscaped bulb-outs, street furnishings and gateway markers.
Construction is along Castro Valley Boulevard between Redwood Road and San Miguel Avenue and includes design and construction of the following elements:
- Widened sidewalks and bulb-outs
- Street tree planting and tree grates
- Improved medians with landscaping
- Decorative pavers in bulb-outs and sidewalk planting strips
- Street furnishings including newsracks, benches, bollards and trash cans
- Decorative streetlights
- Gateway markers
- Public Art
Alameda County Arts Commission - Click here to view a video on the Castro Valley Boulevard Streetscape Public Arts component