what street in Corona del Mar Village has the widest right of way?
it is not the 80 foot right of way of East Coast Highway.
it is not the 110 foot right of way of Ocean Blvd., where the additional space beyond the road pavement provides a pleasant ocean view walkway.
it is the 130 foot wide right of way of Bayside Drive.
It was originally called “Electric Way” but when the planned "Pacific Electric Railway” did not make it as far as the Village, the road name was changed. And the wide right of way gave the opportunity for the current scenic parkway. Another GREAT asset for the Village.
Another wide street is Avocado which was doubled in size in 1953 when Irvine Terrace was developed.
Another interesting note about street width…
Most of the Village street right of ways are 50 feet wide, while the City’s General Plan street requirements for two lanes undivided is 56 feet. The City Public Works Standard for local streets is 60 feet. That extra 6 feet or 10 feet would certainly make driving around the flower streets a lot easier.
Thanks to Ron Yeo for sharing this blog post with us.