Why Santa Monica Has A Friendly New ‘Complete Green Street’: LAist

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    In case you haven’t pedaled, strolled or cruised along Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica lately, you and your bicycle should know a portion of the roadway has been transformed into a “Complete Green Street.”
    Funded in part by Measure V, the “Complete Green Street” concept called for a range of improvements aimed at making Ocean Park Boulevard, from Nielson Way to Lincoln Boulevard, more pedestrian-, bicycle- and eco-friendly. The key project elements including the following, according to a release: wider sidewalks; parkway/storm water biofilter swales and infiltration areas; a drip irrigation system; over 100 new trees; new landscaping; medians; new marked crosswalks with enhanced overhead flashing beacons; more visible, painted bike lanes and traffic striping; new bike racks; street furniture; trash and recycling cans; 75 pedestrian-scaled light poles; traffic signal improvements; and Los Amigos Park storm drain improvements.
    Now if we could just give every street in Los Angeles a similar makeover…