Caltrain has completed safety improvements at three grade crossings in Redwood City for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. Caltrain, in coordination with the City of Redwood City, worked to improve safety at Whipple Avenue, Main Street and Broadway.
At Whipple Avenue, new signal cantilever and pedestrian gates; new sidewalks and ramps; and new pavement markings and striping were installed. At Broadway, new pedestrian gates have been installed along with new pavement markings. At Main Street new fencing, pedestrian gates, and pavement markings were added. Crews had been working since mid-February on the project.
“I am very pleased that Caltrain has completed safety improvements at three grade crossings in downtown Redwood City,” said Jeff Gee, a Redwood City Councilman and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Director. “Earlier this year, the Council adopted Vision Zero, an initiative to make our streets safer, and to increase mobility for all. These improvements align with the Council’s vision to reduce traffic accidents, and to make our streets safer for everyone that wants to live, work and visit Redwood City. Thank you Caltrain.”
“Downtown Redwood City is a popular destination and transit hub that attracts tens of thousands of people. Caltrain's grade crossing improvements will go a long way towards ensuring that people are safe when they cross the tracks, whether they are traveling by foot, bike or car,” said Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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