Survey on Central Avenue Safety Improvement Options



December 10, 2018




Gail Payne, Senior Transportation Coordinator



Survey on Central Avenue Safety Improvement Options


The City invites you to participate in an online survey to comment on safety improvement options for Central Avenue in the Webster Street and San Francisco Bay Trail areas. Potential options include bike lanes, a two-way bikeway on the south side of Central Avenue for connection to Encinal and Paden Schools and the Bay Trail, or simply to install “sharrow” bike pavement markings in the Webster Street area of Central Avenue (Exhibit 1). A “no change” alternative also is included. The Central Avenue study for the Webster Street area will take place in 2019.


The entire Central Avenue project stretches 1.7 miles between Main Street/Pacific Avenue and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue, and focuses on making the street safer for all users. In 2016, the City Council approved a concept to improve Central Avenue except for the Webster Street area, which needs more analysis. The approved concept for the west end is similar to Fernside Boulevard by Lincoln Middle School, with a two-way bikeway in front of Encinal and Paden Schools. The approved concept for the Gold Coast area between Eighth Street and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue is three lanes with bike lanes similar to Broadway. In 2017, the City received confirmation of $10.8 million in federal and state grant funding that will fund the construction of the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project with local monies from Measures B and BB.


The final Central Avenue concept for the Webster Street area is yet to be determined and will be based on community input gathered from workshops, online surveys, and written correspondence with an expected approval date in mid/late 2019 after a comprehensive analysis in early/mid 2019. We invite you to participate:

·         Take the Survey: To complete an online survey, please visit:

·         Sign Up for Email Updates: To receive email updates including alerts for future online surveys, please send an email to

·         Follow Project Online: To follow the Project’s progress, please visit:


Exhibit 1: Central Avenue 2019 Analysis Area around Webster Street