This Safe Routes To Transit project will improve the built environment for pedestrians and bicyclists, making Carlson Boulevard a safer and more enjoyable route for accessing AC Transit line 71, El Cerrito Plaza BART, and to the Richmond Intermodal Station. The route includes additional improvements along 22nd and 24th Streets which will connect to the Nevin Ave Streetscape. The project will also improve access to the eastern half of the Richmond Greenway, as well as the Bay Trail via the Bayview Avenue freeway overcrossing.
Key design elements are ADA-compliant curb ramps and bulb-outs, bus stop improvements including high-visibility crosswalks, refuge islands, and buffered, protected bike lanes. New design standards will be used, such as green paint in bike lane conflict zones and wayfinding signage.
The project is in line with many City efforts, such as Health In All Policies, Complete Streets, and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Carlson Blvd is highlighted for multi-modal improvements in many plans and documents, and was one of only two projects given its own environmental review when the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans were approved by City Council in November 2011.