Everett’s California Street Project To Aid Access Between Downtown And Hewitt Trestle

November 1, 2021


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The City of Everett is using grant funds received in 2020 to design what is being called the California Street Project. The City wants citizen input in developing a safe, comfortable way to bike, roll and walk between downtown Everett and the US 2 bike trail on California Street connecting to the Hewitt Avenue Trestle.

The City is holding an online open house until November 23rd. Learn more about the project and provide feedback on several different design options at ActiveConnectionsEverett.com.

The Active Connections: California Street project implements a tier 1 priority project identified in the City of Everett Bicycle Master Plan and Everett’s Climate Action Plan. The public outreach and design phase of the project utilizes Federal Congestion Management and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, awarded to the City of Everett in 2020, to develop a multimodal corridor with enhanced facilities for bikes, pedestrians and vehicles.

The Active Connections: California Street project will create a bike and pedestrian corridor on California Street between Broadway and US 2. The project will add and/or improve bike facilities and sidewalks to create a multimodal transportation connection that accommodates a wide range of abilities, confidence and comfort levels of cyclists with safety-focused improvements. The project will improve bike and pedestrian safety, comfort and options connecting downtown Everett with the US 2 trail.

The goal of the Active Connections: California Street project is to improve safety, providing a comfortable bike connection between downtown Everett and the US 2 trail.

The project is currently seeking public feedback on design alternatives in late 2021. Feedback can be provided at ActiveConnectionsEverett.com. The current schedule is as follows.

Early 2022: selection of preferred design, based on public input and best safety, transportation, and engineering practices

Mid-to-late 2022: environmental permitting and engineering design

2022-2023: applications for construction funding

2024: construction expected, dependent upon grant funding

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