The scenic corridor of Camino del Mar lays next to the historic Pacific Coast Highway and is characterized by a mix of business, residence, and small-scale architecture that is accentuated with a relaxing, coastal atmosphere. With these attributes, the project sought to complete multiple objectives of revitalizing the downtown area, improving safety and access, and beautifying the corridor between Plaza and 9th Street. The project also sought to encourage sustainability by implementing Climate Action Plan strategies and fulfilling the directives of the city’s Complete Streets/Green Streets policy.
Components of the project include notable developments to improve biking, pedestrian walkability, and sustainability that also create a safer, engaging space for residents and visitors. Some of these improvements that increased safety and mobility include dedicated bicycle lanes buffered from vehicular zones, ADA compliant ramps, widened sidewalks and crosswalks, bulb-outs, midblock crossings, and repaving.
Conclusively, the Camino del Mar Downtown Streetscape is a testament to practical, thoughtful design and planning that melds into the unique charm of Del Mar all while bolstering the present community into a safer and cleaner future.