Hwy 101 Bike and Pedestrian Crossings Feasibility Study

Project Summary
The US 101 freeway is a major barrier to east-west travel in Rohnert Park, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians, and creates gaps in the City’s active transportation network. Although the underpasses at Commerce Boulevard and Golf Course Drive, as well as the Rohnert Park Expressway overpass, do allow travel between the east and west sides, these crossings, while functional, present safety concerns by requiring cyclists and pedestrians to navigate freeway on and off ramps.

Several planning documents state the need to improve pedestrian and bicycle access and connections in Rohnert Park and identify Hinebaugh Creek and Copeland Creek as potential locations for a new crossing of US 101. However, no studies to date have assessed the feasibility of a new bicycle and pedestrian crossing at the creek locations, or other locations along the US 101 corridor, and the demand and impact of a crossing in consideration of new and planned development.

Measure M

To improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and circulation, the City is developing a feasibility study of bicycle and pedestrian crossings of US 101, which will evaluate potential crossing locations and alignments, and recommend a community-preferred alignment and configuration for a safer and more comfortable way for cyclists and pedestrians to travel between the east and west sides of Rohnert Park. This study is made possible by funding from Measure M, the 2004 Sonoma County Traffic Relief Act.

On Thursday, May 6th, an Online Public Workshop was conducted.  Two conceptual design alternatives were presented.  These can be viewed through the links below.  The viewer works on desktop computers, as well as phones or tablets, and allows you to spin around within the concept model and move to different viewpoints. By opening the links on a mobile phone or tablet and using "Toggle Motion Control," you can change your view by moving your device.

Conceptual Design Alternative A36: http://bit.ly/RP-HWY101-A36

Conceptual Design Alternative B15: http://bit.ly/RP-HWY101-B15

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Informational Sheet

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Hwy 101 Overcrossing