Anderson Road Improvements

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The Anderson Road Improvements project is an outreach and planning effort, culminating in a streetscape master plan for complete street improvements on Anderson Road between Russell Boulevard and Covell Boulevard.

The Anderson Road project area is characterized by horizontal mixed land uses bookended by two neighborhood shopping centers: University Mall and Anderson Plaza. In between is a mix of residential uses (apartments, duplexes, and single family residential), religious institutions, medical offices, a neighborhood park, and elementary school. Immediately north and south of the project area are two high-density origin/destinations: student residential apartment neighborhood on Alvarado Ave and the UC Davis campus, respectively. Anderson Road plays a critical role in multi-modal transportation.  Over 1,500 cyclists, 11,000 vehicles, and over 6,000 transit riders travel through the corridor on a typical weekday. Major destinations served by Anderson Road include the western portion of the main UC Davis campus, the newly built West Village, UC Davis Silo Transit Terminal, several central Davis residential neighborhoods, downtown, and access to Hwy 113. Thus, Anderson Road serves as a primary north-south arterial in Davis.

Several challenges are presented by the current design. First, it is not designed for the volume and/or needs of non-motorized users. Thus, the street experience can make non-vehicular users feel out of place on this high-speed corridor. Second, the street is wide, which results in higher vehicle speeds than desired for this corridor. Improved multi-modal street design is needed throughout the corridor, particularly in front of Chavez Elementary School, where high volumes of bikes, buses, vehicles, and pedestrians converge in time and place.

The Anderson Road Improvements project will engage the community to establish a future vision for the corridor, building upon past efforts such as the Walk Bike Audit Report completed in 2014.

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Project Schedule*

Stakeholder Interviews: September 25th, 26th

Community Workshop #1: October 25th

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Community Workshop #2: November 29th

Community Workshop #3: January 17th

Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission: February 8th, 2018

City Council: March 2018.

*All community workshops will be held at the Redwood Building in Redwood Park, immediately south of Chavez Elementary School. Workshop times TBD.

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Contact Information

Brian Abbanat
Senior Transportation Planner
Public Works Department
City of Davis
530.757.5686 x7301