Ocean Park Boulevard is a wide auto-oriented street, accommodating one lane of traffic in either direction and offering few pedestrian amenities. Sidewalk widths are narrow, tree wells contain Cassias trees in various states of health, and the boulevard is difficult to cross.
From Neilson Way to Lincoln Blvd., Ocean Park Blvd. will be turned into a "Complete Green Street." The final "Complete Green Street" concept, partly funded by Measure V, will include a range of improvements designed to result in a better performing, enhanced streetscape environment that is pedestrian- and bicycle-oriented, attractive, green, and provides several environmental benefits, such as capturing and preventing significant volumes of urban run-off from entering the Santa Monica Bay.
Key project elements include:
- - Wider sidewalks.
- - Parkway/storm water biofilter swales and infiltration areas, and a drip irrigation system.
- - Over 100 new trees, new landscaping, and medians.
- - New marked crosswalks with enhanced overhead flashing beacons.
- - More visible, painted bike lands and traffic striping, and new bike racks.
- - Street furniture, trash and recycling cans, and 75 pedestrian-scaled light poles.
- - Traffic signal improvements.
- - Los Amigos Park storm drain improvements.
Construction started in December 2011 and was completed in February 2013.