Downtown State Street Road Diet and Streetscape (City of Ukiah)

Downtown State Street Road Diet and Streetscape (City of Ukiah)

The intent of the streetscape plan was to transform Downtown Ukiah into a more pedestrian-oriented environment and an active location for business, recreation and shopping while enhancing the downtown area for all users, including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The focus of the traffic operation and geometric analysis of State Street between Norton and Gobbi Streets was to maintain an appropriate level of traffic flow, delay and queuing while providing wider sidewalks and reallocating the remaining pavement. The streetscape options evaluated included modifications to the lane geometry and parking configuration along State Street and traffic control options at key intersections. The resulting preferred plan included a four to three-lane road diet with parallel parking on both sides of the street for the core area of downtown and diagonal parking on one side of two blocks flanking the core area.