The City recently completed an exciting multi-year project to enhance San Pablo Avenue. The goal of the project is to identify El Cerrito as a distinct place along the Avenue, enhance the economic vitality of the area, and create a better walking environment.
In 2011, the City and the El Cerrito Redevelopment Agency completed the following improvements:
New medians south of Central Avenue
Eight new crosswalks
Pedestrian safety improvements - such as countdown pedestrian crossing signals and in-pavement flashing crosswalks in some locations
Historic-Cultural Sidewalk Pavers
New street furnishings including benches and bike racks
Additional street trees
Upgraded transit stops with new benches and trash/recycling bins
Demonstration rain gardens
The Redevelopment Agency had already installed new signage, street banners, created Gateway Park (at Baxter Creek), as well as completed landscaping and irrigation renovations in existing medians.