Pedestrian friendly details for a quaint seaside village
The Capitola Village known for it's beach, shopping and restaurants is a popular destination for tourists and locals throughout the year. Improvements to the streetscape focused on pedestrian scale elements that would enhance the quaint, seacoast village atmosphere. Sidewalks were widened, bike lanes, vintage street lights, benches and street trees were added along with special paving for crosswalks to create a safer, more pedestrian friendly village experience. Parking was provided along the perimeter of the village to encourage walking. Three new public seating areas defined by raised planters were created. New at-grade planters, containers and hanging baskets provide colorful plantings throughout the seasons. Renovations included colored concrete walkways, antique street light fixtures, benches and engraved bricks.