Centerville Complete Streets

Pilot Project


The City of Fremont is implementing a pilot project of the Draft Preferred Design for the Centerville Complete Streets project. The Draft Preferred Design focuses on Centerville's business district along Fremont Boulevard from Thornton Avenue to Parish Avenue, and includes the following improvements:

  • Lane reduction from four lanes to three lanes (2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane)
  • Additional on-street parking on both sides of the street 
  • Pop-up patios for outdoor dining and seating in on-street parking spaces in front of De Afghanan Cuisine and at Artist Walk.
  • Enhanced bike facilities with separation from both pedestrians and vehicles

The purpose of the pilot project is to test the lane reduction through striping (paint and plastic only) from Thornton Avenue to Parish Avenue and add on-street parking with some spaces dedicated to pop-up patios. These pop-up patios provide public space for outdoor seating and/or dining in place of on-street parking spaces. To learn more about the City's pop-up patio program, click here.

The pilot project is being evaluated to observe the use of the pop-up patios, analyze traffic impacts and patterns on Fremont Boulevard and neighboring streets, and conduct pedestrian and bike counts. The City is currently conducting an online survey to hear community feedback on the pilot. This first survey will close on 9/30/2021. The City will conduct a second community survey at the end of the evaluation period in early 2022.


The Centerville Complete Streets project will improve segments of Fremont Boulevard (Alder to Eggers), Thornton Avenue and Peralta Boulevard.

The project site is located in the heart of the Centerville commercial district and within close proximity to numerous schools, businesses, AC Transit bus lines, and the Centerville Altamont Corridor Express (ACE)/Amtrak train station. Many of the area roadways are in poor condition and were developed to old state highway standards (former State Route 84) focused on vehicle traffic with wide lanes and intersections. There are gaps in the sidewalk and bicycle lanes, and an overall lack of improvements for bicycles and pedestrians. The recent relinquishment of SR 84 allows the City to have local control over this street right-of-way to repave the streets and implement “complete streets” improvements to enhance safety and mobility for all users, including drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, school children, and businesses.


Community Engagement

As part of the project, the City is conducting an extensive community engagement process to hear from stakeholders, including residents, schools, businesses, transit providers, and pedestrian and bicycle groups, on the project’s design. The community will be engaged throughout the project, including three community meetings. This website will be updated with upcoming community meeting dates and materials. 

If you would like to receive updates on this project, please sign up for our Centerville Complete Streets Email List 

Stakeholder Interview Summaries- October 2019

Community Meeting #1: Identify & Prioritize Key Issues – December 9, 2019

Virtual Community Meeting #2:Review Design Alternatives- April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the City of Fremont held a public virtual community meeting to present and seek input on the Centerville Complete Streets project's design alternatives. An online survey to provide comments on the design alternatives was made available to the public and closed on April 30, 2020. 

The website describing the project's design alternatives can still be accessed at: Materials from the meeting can be accessed below:

 Virtual Community Meeting #3: Presentation on the Draft Preferred Design – August 12, 2020

On August 12, 2020, the City of Fremont held a public virtual community meeting to present the draft preferred design along Fremont Boulevard, Thornton Avenue, and Peralta Boulevard for the Centerville Compete Streets project. The new design includes changes to parking, bike facilities, travel lanes, transit amenities, landscaping, and the addition of outdoor dining spaces and pedestrian crossing improvements. The Pilot Project Striping Plan was also introduced and discussed. There was an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Materials from the meeting can be accessed below:
  Full presentation slides
 Meeting Summary 

To view project exhibits, see the links below:

  1. Fremont Blvd. “Main Street” (showing Peralta Blvd. to Parish Ave.) – Long-term Improvements (vignette)
  2. Fremont Blvd. / Peralta Blvd. Intersection – Long-term Improvements (vignette)
  3. Pilot Project Striping Plan and showing some additional improvements 

Next Steps

o    Pilot Project and feedback (ongoing)
o    Final Design (Spring 2022)



The Centerville Complete Streets project is funded through a grant administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), utilizing federal and local funding. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Jeanne Suyeishi, Senior Civil Engineer
ph: 510-494-4728