OCEANSIDE — The city of Oceanside has been working on a Walkable Communities Plan for the downtown area in an effort to link parking and public transit to activity centers downtown, increase pedestrian activity, improve pedestrian access and safety, and make the downtown more attractive for pedestrians.
The city will hold a workshop on the proposed Mission Avenue Improvements from Horne Street to Coast Highway 101 at 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway 101. The meeting will be an opportunity for area residents and businesses to express their opinion about the proposals.
The possible alternatives for improvements to Mission Avenue will be discussed. The city has retained Kimley-Horn and Associates to explore five different alternatives to the traffic circulation of Mission, which included; one-way streets, two-lanes, four-lanes and roundabouts or traffic circles and Kimley-Horn shall be presenting the results of the traffic analysis and will be soliciting input from the public. In addition to the traffic circulation of Mission, these improvements may also include canopy trees, street furniture and art features.
Oceanside public works has already completed several downtown street enhancements such as new lighting, landscaping and bike racks.