El Centro Street Cycle Track Conceptual Plans

KOA provided conceptual design services to the City for a cycle track along a half-mile span of El Centro Street, from Pasadena Avenue to Orange Grove Avenue. As part of this project, KOA conducted a field review, prepared conceptual plans, overlayed the plans onto aerial maps, created cross-sections, and presented the plans to the City Council for their approval. The cycle track would replace existing Class II bike lanes, separate traffic from bicyclists, and improve the safety of all users. It would incorporate raised medians to separate the bicycles from parked cars and the automobile traffic. Other alternatives such as buffered bike lanes were also evaluated. Challenges included driveway safety issues and reducing on-street parking by replacing the diagonal parking with parallel parking. KOA prepared a PowerPoint presentation and assisted at the council meeting for the selection of the alternatives.