City Government, Community, News Release

Hayward inviting public input on two approaches for improving downtown Main Street

June 16, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif., June 16, 2020— The Engineering Division of the Hayward Public Works Department is holding a special virtual Town Hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 22, to discuss and receive feedback on two approaches to improving downtown Main Street.

The project is part of the City Council’s Complete Streets Strategic Initiative, which calls for the City to build an integrated network of streets that are safe, convenient for travel regardless of age or ability, and that accommodate motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and users of public transportation.

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 heart of the Hayward’s evolving and growing downtown neighborhood.

It also will entail reducing the roadway from four to two traffic lanes, adding bulb outs (or curb extensions), new curb ramps, widened sidewalks, a reorientation of parking spaces to provide door-zone protection for cyclists, restriping, resurfacing and sustainably landscaped sidewalk buffers.

To learn more, visit this Main Street Complete Streets Project page on the City of Hayward website.  To join the virtual Town Hall, go to the event listing here on the City’s online calendar, where Zoom log-in information will be posted at noon on Monday, June 22.

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