Meetings & Updates
April 18, 2013
Kick-off Meeting- At this meeting, we discussed the community concerns and ideas for the corridor. Through the Community Workshop Presentation, we brainstormed opportunities to improve Ralston Avenue. The purpose of this Workshop was to provide an overview of the study, discuss the data collection processes and schedule, and provide the opportunity for members of the community to ask questions and provide input. Meeting materials and notes are available here:
Community Workshop Presentation l Workshop Comments l online comment form
The project team and City staff conducted a “Walking Audit” of the corridor to examine issues related to sidewalks, crosswalks, bike paths and transit stops. We also conducted stakeholder interviews with the cross section of neighborhood associations, businesses and institutions. The reports are available here:
Issues and Analysis Report (Sept. 10, 2013) | Issues and Analysis Report Appendices (Sept. 10, 2013)
September 18, 2013
Community Workshop: Ralston Avenue Corridor Study Preliminary Design Concepts-
A public workshop was held on September 18, 2013 to share data collected, traffic analysis findings, and provide the opportunity for community members to review and provide input on preliminary design options. Over 50 people attended to participate in the process. The input received will inform and guide the recommended design. Workshop materials and meeting notes are available here:
Corridor Improvement Options | Option Matrix | Meeting Notes
February 20, 2014
Community Workshop: Ralston Avenue Corridor Conceptual Improvements-
The project team developed recommended conceptual improvements based on input received at the previous community meetings. A community meeting was held on February 20, 2014 for public review of the recommendations. Workshop materials and meeting notes are available here:
Recommended Conceptual Improvements | Meeting Notes
April 2, 2014
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting-
The Parks & Recreation Commission heard a presentation by the consultants for the Ralston Avenue Corridor Study including a discussion of the transportation concepts for Twin Pines Park.
April 8, 2014
City Council Meeting City Council heard a presentation and discussion of the Draft Ralston Avenue Corridor Conceptual Study Improvements.
Meeting Notes and Flyer
May 21, 2014
Open House: Ralston Avenue Corridor Conceptual Improvements-
An open house was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 to gather additional feedback on the recommended conceptual improvements. Flyer
August 26, 2014
City Council Meeting-
The purpose of this Council meeting was to adopt the Ralston Avenue Corridor Study and Improvements Plan as a Corridor Context Sensitive Plan. Flyer l Corridor Study and Improvement plans | View staff report and resolution | View video
April 28, 2015
City Council Meeting-
City Council approved a contract amendment with Whitlock and Weinberger Transportation, Inc. for the Ralston Avenue Corridor Improvement Plan Phase III to develop final alternatives, short term and long term capital improvement projects, associated budgets and funding strategies. Staff Report | Resolution | Whitlock and Weinberger Transportation Proposal
September 24, 2018
KJKM Transportation Consultants (KJKM) were awarded the traffic and transportation design services for Ralston Avenue Corridor Project Segment 1 & 2 in the amount not to exceed $206,182.00. The City of Belmont is currently reviewing KJKM’s 65% design plans.
The City sent out notifications for an upcoming public outreach meeting on October 10th, 2018 at 6pm at Belmont City Hall. ( More information can be found under the Documents tab) The City invites the public to attend in order to provide feedback and suggestions.
Segments 1 & 2 are still expected to be constructed during the summer of 2019. There are additional improvements to be done on Ralston Avenue, which are included in the future segments 3 & 4. Those improvements will be part of a separate project, which more information will be posted once the project has been further developed.
For any concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 650-595-7425.
October 11, 2018 Ralston Corridor Open House
On October 10th City staff hosted a Ralston Corridor Open House. TJKM, an engineering firm and City staff presented the latest design of the improvements in segments 1 and 2, answered questions and received feedback from residents and corridor users. The next step is to take the project to Council in November to present 65% design and receive comments. The project is scheduled to go out to bid in early spring 2019 with the construction taking place in summer.