The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), in conjunction with the City of Stockton and Ten Space Development, Inc., was awarded a $2,000,000 grant through the Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School and Smart Growth Incentive Program funded by the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG). These funds will go toward engineering design and capital improvements to address extremely substandard street conditions along East Channel Street, which reduces walkability and connectivity.
After a robust public engagement process during 2017, the project scope was refined to strengthen pedestrian connections and amenities along the street, with the primary goal of better connecting Cabral Station, the Downtown Transit Center, and the waterfront and entertainments districts. With an emphasis on strengthening active transportation connections through widened sidewalks and bulb-outs, ADA infrastructure, high visibility crosswalks, class III bike routes, pedestrian-scale lighting, and street trees, this project will encourage multi-modal trips while furthering revitalization efforts in Downtown Stockton.
For more information about the Measure K Program, contact David Ripperda, Associate Regional Planner SJCOG, at (209) 235-0450.