The project team is continuing work to develop conceptual design and meet the goal of installing the pilot project in 2020, meeting several important milestones in summer 2019.
August First Friday: The project team joined with stakeholders, the surrounding community and other volunteers to highlight the streetscape enhancements envisioned for the Santa Fe Corridor to make the street more pedestrian friendly. The pop-up demonstration utilized materials such as duct tape, artificial grass, flowers, trees, spray chalk paint, stencils, tables, and chairs to transform the north half of the 800 block of Santa Fe Drive into a space that provided additional space for pedestrians.
Sante Fe Streetscape Setup (Timelapse video - YouTube)
Santa Fe Streetscape Pop-up (Timelapse video - YouTube)
Through this outreach effort, the project team estimates that 500 to 750 individuals provided important feedback for the Santa Fe project. Thank you to everyone who participated in the pop-up demonstration!
Traffic Analysis: A micro-traffic simulation analysis is underway and will help clarify the impact of the lane reduction on future traffic on Santa Fe and the surrounding neighborhoods with an emphasis on ensuring transit service along the corridor is reliable and on-time. The project team anticipates providing the findings from the micro-traffic simulation in late 2019.
Call for Artists: As part of the Santa Fe Streetscape Project, funding was set aside to support a local artist(s) in developing and installing public artwork as a complement to the proposed streetscape improvements. The first committee meeting for the call-for-artists was held on August 22, 2019. As this process moves forward, updates will be provided online and to the Stakeholder Committee.