Holt Boulevard was scheduled to be expanded to six lanes from its current four lane configuration, but a number of historic buildings would have required demolition. Under Complete Streets legislation, this original plan was revised to preserve the historic buildings and incorporate walking and cycling modes. Concepts to accommodate a future BRT system in the corridor were also evaluated. The study was funded by a Caltrans Environmental Justice / Community Transportation Planning Grant. KTUA conducted extensive workshops, and broad community surveys were collected. Five alternative land and circulation scenarios were developed, three with variations on a transit focus, one with a vehicular focus, and one with a multi-modal focus.
KTUA conducted a comprehensive review of traffic counts and levels of service for pedestrian, vehicle, bike and transit users. Advantages and disadvantages of each alternative were reviewed and ranked. An extensive computer model of the corridor was prepared that expressed the current urban form, land use distribution and architectural character of the area, and was were used in community presentations and workshops. Recommendations were made for lane geometry, traffic signals, signal synchronization, queue jumpers, dedicated lane markings, transit stops, mid-block pedestrian crossings, crosswalks, bike lanes, extended curb-bulb outs, street trees, banners, community entry monumentation, wayfinding signage and historical markers.