Main Street Complete Street (D Street to McKeever Avenue)

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 Street 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 three lanes, add bulb-outs (curb extensions) at intersections, add bike lanes, improve ADA access with new curb ramps, remove and replace 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 three (3). This should encourage drivers to slow down in the area and drive more cautiously. The center lane will allow vehicles to turn left into driveways and provide temporary parking for delivery trucks. We will also repair the roadway and fix any potholes for a smoother ride in Downtown Hayward.

Updated Concept Drawings


Construction work is scheduled to commence early to mid-July 2024 and is anticipated to last until Summer 2025. Another notice will be distributed by the Contractor prior to the actual start of construction.

During this period, there will be temporary disruptions to traffic flow and pedestrian access along Main Street. However, every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience and maintain clear communication throughout the construction period. 

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Project Manager, Sammy Lo at (510) 583-4768 or

Project Documents:

Sept. 13, 2023 - Main Street Complete Street Community Meeting

June 16, 2022 - Council Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Main Street Complete Streets Update

April 28, 2021 - Council Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Main Street Complete Streets Update

July 22, 2020 - Council Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Review Public Feedback from Community Meetings and Provide Direction on Design Concept

June 22, 2020 - Main Street Complete Street Community Meeting

This project is part of the Strategic Roadmap and falls into the strategic priority of  Invest in Infrastructure. Specifically, this item relates to the implementation of the following Item (s): Invest in Multi-Modal Transportation. Project N1 - Improve access and mobility to Downtown Hayward and Project N5 - Maintain and Improve Pavement.