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Coast Highway Corridor Public Workshop Set for May

Oceanside CA- The public is invited to attended a community meeting to discuss the Oceanside Coast Highway Corridor Study. As members of the Oceanside community and users of Coast Highway, the public’s continued input is critical to the success of this project.

The focus of the meeting will be on receiving community input in order to develop preliminary project alternatives. Attendees will learn about the menu of options available to enhance Coast Highway as a complete street, and be provided with an opportunity to suggest the types of improvements that are appropriate for the corridor. There will also be an update on the study progress and a brief overview of highlights from the February community meeting.

While there will be a short presentation provided, this workshop is designed to be interactive in order to hear from the community and ensure the community’s input is incorporated in this study. Multiple stations will be set up around the room for participants to visit and obtain information and contribute to the development of the preliminary alternatives.

The meeting will be held on Thursday May 15, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Oceanside City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 North Coast Highway.

In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.  This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south.  The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a “complete street” that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.

The City of Oceanside is now embarking on an effort to study and begin the design process for the street enhancements and changes proposed as part of the Vision and Strategic Plan.  This effort, called the Coast Highway Corridor Study, will assess existing and future transportation conditions along the corridor and on surrounding streets in order to identify the preferred approach to implementing the recommendations contained in the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.

Over the course of this 20-month study, the study effort will focus on assessing projects that are consistent with the Vision and Strategic Plan and address the needs of the community through:

  • Improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure with a focus on safety and comfort
  • Enhancing access to transit
  • Modifying the roadway with improvements such as roundabouts to improve traffic flow
  • Increasing the supply of on-street parking to improve access to businesses along the corridor
  • Encouraging economic development through improvements in mobility and the public streetscape

Parking for the meeting is available in the City parking structure (access on Civic Center Drive) or diagonal on-street parking along Civic Center Drive and Pier View Way.

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