A grassroots effort to help the city improve Lincoln Boulevard is underway, and the citizens task force that's leading the charge wants feedback from residents and businesses.
The task force announced on Monday that it launched two surveys ahead of the city's official public outreach, which is scheduled to begin next year.
"The two surveys will allow the community to lead the design process rather than outside interests determine what improvements are made," said task for member Roger Swanson.
Supported by the Ocean Park Association, Friends of Sunset Park, Pico Neighborhood Association and Borderline Neighborhood Group, the task force formed in February with the goal of helping transform Lincoln south of the 10 freeway to the Venice border.
The goal is to make the corridor safer, prettier and pedestrian-friendly, Swanson said.
"It is not a very pleasant street to walk along," wrote resident and cycling advocate Gary Kavanagh in his former Patch column, Green City. "Cars roar, there's poor tree cover, and its development pattern is very automobile-oriented."
The opinion surveys address a variety of issues, such as streetscape design (trees, medians and public art), bus lanes, zoning, traffic speeds and crosswalks.
The resident survey is for all Santa Monica residents. The business survey is for businesses already open on Lincoln south of the I-10, as well as businesses that might consider re-locating there.
The survey is at opa-sm.org/lincoln.