Study calls for skinnier roads, more room for other travel on El Camino Real (Mercury News)

Imagine an El Camino Real with roomier sidewalks, narrower traffic lanes and more space for bicyclists, pedestrians and buses. A new report on the future of state Highway 82 from Daly City to San Jose sees just that vision for the pivotal 42-mile stretch, which is known as The Alameda in San Jose. But because of challenges posed by crammed corridors, funding shortages and differences among cities, it will likely take years for travelers to notice any upgrades. The state Department of Transportation, the counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara and planning consultants released the 119-page report in mid-February as part of the Grand Boulevard Initiative. Read more...