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Two Public Works transportation projects recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Post Date:08/08/2018 3:30 PM

The City’s Public Works Department is celebrating awards for two projects that provide better access to multi-modal transportation. 

The Calle Joaquin Park and Ride Lot received the Sustainable Engineering Project Award. The project improvements included parking lot paving, a bus turnout, lighting, landscaping, and Low Impact Development (LID) strategies to retain and save water. The lot encourages sustainable transportation and ridesharing with the addition of 31 car spaces to the region-wide Park and Ride inventory and two motorcycle spaces. In the future, the lot will include electric vehicle charging stations.  

The Railroad Safety Trail Extension project received the Bikeways and Trails Project Award. The project extended the railroad safety trail to the intersection of Orcutt Road and Laurel Lane. The project provided a bicycle loop detector at the intersection of Orcutt Road and Laurel Lane allowing cyclists to activate their own bicycle phase and continue eastbound on Orcutt Road or southbound on Bullock Lane. Overall, this project improves safety, connectivity, and accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians by widening the former 5-foot sidewalk with a 10-foot multi-use path. 

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