The City of Los Alamitos is seeking funding to implement the City's Town Center complete streets project. The proposed project will transform Pine Street into the City's "Main Street" by creating a walkable and vibrant mixed-use Town Center district. The project also includes constructing new bicycle facilities to provide regional connections to the Town Center. Pine Street between Katella Avenue and Florista Street will be reconfigured to serve a dual function to provide additional on-street public parking to serve Town Center businesses and provide a community destination, with an opportunity to close the street to vehicle traffic for special events. The proposed complete street improvements along Pine Street include new sidewalks, ADA improvements, LED lighting, street furniture including benches and trash receptacles, street trees, wayfinding signage, enhanced pedestrian crossings, and entry plaza with gateway monument. The project also proposes a new traffic signal at the intersection of Katella Avenue and Reagan Street, which will allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Katella Avenue to access the Town Center from the surrounding community.
The project also includes the construction of new bicycle facilities along the highly trafficked corridors of Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. The City proposes to install a Class I Bike Path in the southerly parkway area of Katella Avenue between the 1-605 freeway and Wallingsford Road. This Bike Path will provide connections to the regional Coyote Creek Bikeway and the bike lanes along Willow Avenue in the City of Long Beach. The project will also install Class II Bike Lanes along Los Alamitos Boulevard between Florista Street and Cerritos Avenue. The bicycle improvements will also include
enhanced green transition striping at key intersections and driveways along Los Alamitos Boulevard. These new bicycle facilities will connect to important destinations within the community, improve safety, and encourage the use of active transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through complete streets.