30 Jun Bike Lane Feasibility Study (City of Sebastopol)
In 2011, W-Trans studied 17 corridors identified by the community where the feasibility of adding bike lanes was uncertain and road widening is considered infeasible. The evaluation included confirming design assumptions with local and state transportation specialists followed by development of bike facility alternatives. Such alternatives were necessary as due to geometric constraints adding bike lanes would necessitate reducing travel lane widths, decreasing the number of travel lanes, eliminating street parking, a combination of these scenarios, or installation of some bicycle facility other than bike lanes such as Shared Lane Markings or Class III Bikeways. The analysis included inventories of the existing conditions of all corridors, creating easy-to-understand summary graphics of the existing conditions and all feasible alternatives, and consideration of public input. W-Trans prepared conceptual striping plans on the State Highway and is currently completing construction plans for bike lanes on five local street corridors.