Main Street Complete Street (D Street to McKeever Avenue)
We are updating Main Street as part of the City Council’s Complete Streets Strategic Initiative.
Over the years, the City Council has taken several actions to develop a policy to ensure the City builds streets that are safe, convenient for travel regardless of age or ability, and accommodate motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and users of public transportation. On March 19, 2013, the Council adopted Resolution No. 13-027, supporting a citywide Complete Streets Policy to support the design and development of a comprehensive, integrated transportation network to allow for safe, convenient travel along and across streets for all users.
The Council has prioritized Main Street as one of the key streets that requires improvement due to its location in the core downtown area, which offers a wide range of housing choices (existing and planned future), including affordable housing, retail stores, services in close proximity to BART and other public transit services. The Main Street Complete Streets project will improve pedestrian facilities and add bicycle lanes to create a safe, friendly environment for multimodal travel in the Downtown Hayward Priority Development Area.
The proposed project will reduce the roadway from four to two lanes, add bulb-outs (curb extensions) at intersections, add bike lanes, improve ADA access with new curb ramps, widen sidewalks, create on-street parking opportunities that provide door zone protection for bicyclists, resurface and restripe roadways, and create an attractive, sustainable landscaping buffer along sidewalks.
To make Main Street safer we will be reducing the lanes of traffic from four (4) to two (2). This should encourage drivers to slow down in the area and drive more cautiously. We will also repair the roadway and fix any potholes for a smoother ride in Downtown Hayward.
We are in the process of obtaining a design consultant to prepare construction documents. The Construction Document preparation is estimated to be completed in the Fall of 2021. Construction is estimated to start in Fall 2022.
June 22, 2020 Main Street Complete Street Community Meeting.