The History of the East Covell Boulevard and J Street Dutch Intersection
On August 7, 2015 construction at the intersection of East Covell Boulevard and J Street was complete and the City of Davis unveiled the first operational Dutch style intersection in the United States. Below is the history of how the City of Davis enhanced the intersection for people on bikes, pedestrians, and drivers.
Our story begins with a development application for the Cannery Project, a proposed mixed-use development in Davis, along Covell Boulevard a major east-west arterial roadway. To understand the impact on Covell Boulevard with the addition of this new development the City of Davis conducted a corridor study along Covell Boulevard from F Street to Birch Lane.
On April 22, 2014 City Staff presented the Corridor study to City Council.
The Council recommended that the City of Davis seek a third-party review of the corridor study.
On September 16, 2014 Staff presented the third-party report.
On September 16, 2014, the Council approved the Dutch intersection treatment for both Covell Boulevard and J Street and Covell Boulevard and L Street.
Working collaboratively, New Home Company and the City began the design phase. On March 12, 2015 design proposals were presented to the Transportation Commission.
Design option three was selected. Final design was completed in May 2015 and the project was constructed in early summer 2015. The cost of the project was $1 Million. The Covell Boulevard and J Street project was funded by the New Home Company.
Select the following link to download the Cannery Junction (East Covell Boulevard and J Street) graphic.
Covell Boulevard and J Street (Dutch Intersection)
Updated on June 24, 2016 4:41 pm
- Travelling through intersection against traffic
- Travelling on pathway against traffic
- Riding eastbound in enhanced bike area
- Ramp onto shared path at intersection facing eastbound on the northside of the intersection
- Ramp from bike lane to path facing eastbound on the northside
- Person on bike using bike lane- travel options
- Person on bike using bike lane headed westbound
- People on bikes headed westbound on the pathway towards intersection
- People on bikes and pedestrian waiting to cross street heading westbound on the southside
- People on bikes and pedestrian crossing using the pedestrian signal
- On pathway
- back onto pathway area against traffic
- Bike lane and path facing northbound
- Crossed street connecting to bike path
- driver turning-sight visibility
- Drvier entering turn lane crossing green dashed area
- Driver turning right- positioned perpendicular to the crossing
- Island and enhanced bike and pedestrian crossing facing south
- Facing north- bike lane