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.
Project Schedule & Documents*
Spring-Summer 2020: Phase 1: Anderson Road Improvements Project Grant Application
The City and DJUSD are partnering on a SACOG Regional Funding grant application for a first phase project that would focus on safety and design improvements for the segment fronting Chavez Elementary school (approximately Amherst Drive to Villanova Dr).
Staff and consultants will conduct virtual outreach this summer to 1) summarize the streetscape master plan process completed in 2018, 2) solicit feedback for Phase 1 safety and design features under consideration, 3) show traffic modeling results for those features, and 4) explain the process moving forward. Importantly, if the project is awarded funding for design and construction, a new round of community engagement will occur as the project progresses.
The application is due at the end of the summer.
Updated information will be posted here as it develops.
Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission: March 8th, 2018
January 17th, 2018
Community Workshop #3: Preferred Design Alternative
November 29th, 2017
Community Workshop #2: Design Alternatives
- Design Concept #1: Two-Way Cycle Track (29MB PDF)
- Design Concept #2: Green Boulevard (23MB PDF)
- Design Concept #3: Traffic Calming and Parking Protected Bike Lanes (8MB PDF)
October 25th, 2017
Community Workshop #1: Project Context & Visioning
- Station 1: Existing Conditions
- Station 2: Design Toolkit
- Station 3 Complete Street Typologies
Stakeholder Interviews: September 25th-26th, 2017
*In reverse chronological order.
Senior Transportation Planner
Public Works Department
City of Davis