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 field review, prepared conceptual plans, 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. The cycle track alternative would also incorporate raised medians to separate the bicycles from parked cars and the automobile traffic.  However, the challenges included driveway safety and reducing on-street parking.  Other alternatives such as buffered bike lanes were also evaluated. KOA prepared a PowerPoint presentation and assisted at the council meeting for the selection of the alternatives.  The City council approved and implemented buffered bike lane alternative on El Centro Street in 2016.