Avenue Q Complete Streets Project

What is the Avenue Q Complete Streets Project?

The City of Palmdale is developing a multimodal corridor plan with recommendations that will improve walking and biking conditions for all ages and abilities; improving the comfort and safety of active transportation in high desert weather. The project will also develop recommendations for land use and zoning along Avenue Q to be implemented with the city’s General Plan Update. Avenue Q is an important east-west connection for Palmdale and is anticipated to link the city’s major destinations and activity centers. The project helps leverage opportunities created by the city and the region’s investment in high-speed rail, the High Desert Corridor, the Palmdale Regional Airport, and others.

The project area includes the 1.4 miles on Avenue Q between Sierra Highway and 20th Street East (see map below).

Project Area Map (PDF)

What does Complete Streets mean?

Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach for streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A complete street could include: sidewalks, bike lanes, priority bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, landscaping and shade, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes and more.

How is this project funded?

The City of Palmdale was awarded $250,000 from Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the Avenue Q Complete Streets Project. The funding is provided through SCAG’s Sustainable Communities Program for Regional Corridors.

Project Timeline

This project began with data collection in Fall 2020 and will conclude in Fall 2021 with a final report presented to Palmdale City Council.

  • Fall 2020: Data collection
  • Winter 2020/2021: Existing conditions analysis
  • Winter 2021: Community outreach and engagement
  • Spring 2021: Land use and transportation analysis, continued community outreach and engagement
  • Summer 2021: Continued community outreach and engagement, compile draft project report
  • Fall 2021: Final project report

Get Involved

We need your feedback - help us reimagine Avenue Q as a main street comfortable for everyone, no matter how they choose to travel! Throughout the project, there will be multiple opportunities to share your input, including:

  • Two community workshops
  • An online survey
  • Pop up events

Watch this space, and make sure you’re notified about our upcoming opportunities for public input – enter your email below to receive project updates.

Avenue Q Complete Streets Project Email Sign Up Form

Contact Information

If you have additional questions or concerns about this project, please reach out to Clarence “Skip” Smith at clsmith@cityofpalmdale.org or (661) 267-5207.