17 Jul Lower Russian River Trail Feasibility Study (County of Sonoma)
Sonoma County Regional Parks undertook this effort as the first step toward developing a Class I path along the Russian River corridor to provide a bicycle and pedestrian facility to serve residents and visitors. The study area included River Road and State Route 116, a heavily traveled corridor with speed limits of up to 55 mph. As a subcontractor to Alta Planning and Design, W-Trans developed concept designs for trail crossings at four intersections, including two potential roundabouts. Parallel low-volume streets were evaluated as on-street alternative routes, and cross-sections were prepared for potential on-street sections of the trail through Guerneville, the area’s major activity center. The project received an APA Award of Excellence in the Innovation in Green Community Planning category.