Grand Boulevard Initiative
The Grand Boulevard is a regional collaboration dedicated to the revitalization of the El Camino Real corridor, as it runs through San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in the California Bay Area. Beginning in 2006, 19 cities, counties, local and regional agencies united to improve the performance, safety and aesthetics of El Camino Real. Starting at the northern Daly City city limit (where it is named Mission Street) and ending near the Diridon Caltrain Station in central San Jose (where it is named The Alameda). The initiative brings together for the first time all of the agencies having responsibility for the condition, use and performance of the street. The vision of the Grand Boulevard Initiative is that “El Camino Real will achieve its full potential as a place for residents to work, live, shop and play, creating links between communities that promote walking and transit and an improved and meaningful quality of life.” Since 2006, SamTrans has been a co-sponsor of the Initiative and has provided leadership and resources to support this important regional collaboration.