Claimed to be the longest complete green street in the City of Santa Monica, and one of the longest in Southern California, This Santa Monica Green Street was born from the great collaboration between the outstanding architects just like John Kaliski Architects, in conjunction with Lawrence Moss & Associates, Landscape Architects, and Kimley-Horn & Associates, Civil Engineers, the Ocean Park Boulevard. This green street which was started building on December 12, 2011, sceduled to finish in early 2013. With the budget is more or less $3.8 million, this Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Green Street will be a model for future sustainable green street projects in Santa Monica as well as elsewhere in Southern California. The construction will be widened existing sidewalks, proposed the planting of over a hundred new trees, allowed for visibly painted bike lanes as well as marked crosswalks with overhead flashing beacons. The improved sidewalks will host pedestrian friendly street furniture and add recycling and trash bins. For bicyclists, there will now be bike racks, and, for everyone, there will be traffic signal improvements to go along with the additional landscaping and new medians.
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