Do you like to bike or walk?
Does 20th Street create a barrier to your
bicycle commute or recreational route?
Planning is underway for the project and we are holding our second community workshop to gather feedback and answer questions. This workshop will be held at Oxford Suites on April 19th, in the vicinity of the project area. Meet with project engineers and City representatives to learn about alternatives and options for the project design.
Wednesday April 19th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
2035 Business Lane Chico, CA 95928
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY
What is a Feasibility Study?
A feasibility study is used to determine the viability of a project. The Study will also assess the cost and benefits of project and examine possible project alternatives. For bikeway and trail projects, like 20th Street, this assessment includes looking at alternative routes, impacts to the public, economic viability, and many other project factors.
The Study will include input from the public, outline the project’s goals and vision, provide conceptual alternatives and ultimately recommend a preferred alternative. The Study will also outline what steps need to be taken to complete the project design and construction.
Why do we need a Feasibility Study?
In order to apply for Federal Grants and other funding sources, a Feasibility Study is required to demonstrate that these funds are being used in the best interest of the public. The Study will determine the project costs, schedule and value to the public. It will also provide a baseline summary of the project constraints to ensure successful project delivery.
What is the Status of the Project?
The project is just getting started. Gathering public input will be KEY to developing a thorough and useful feasibility study. For this reason, the City will be holding several Community Workshops to answer questions and get YOUR input on the project.
Community feedback is an important part of the Feasibility Study. Below are some of the comments from our December 2016 Community Workshop and some comments received via our website feedback form.
Improving safety is a major goal of this project. These benefits will provide support for the overcrossing alternative.
Providing a dedicated path of travel for bicyclists and pedestrians is a major goal of this project. These safety features will be considered for the cross-walk alternative.
These aesthetic features will be considered in the Study. Concept drawings incorporating some of these features will be provided at the next Community Workshop.
Community safety and cultural aesthetics will be key considerations in the Study.
Traffic analysis and impacts will be included in the Study to assess the cross-walk option.
Separating pedestrians and cyclists from traffic is a key consideration to assess these alternatives. Restriping of the 99 Overcrossing will be considered in the study.
These issues will be evaluated as part of the safety concerns of the Study.
Bicycle flow to optimize and ease bicycle traffic will be considered in the Study.
The proposed project funding source is a Federal Active Transportation Grant which is intended to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation.
We are always striving to improve trail connections throughout the City. The goal of this project is to provide a connection for the Bikeway 99 Corridor which runs North-South along Highway 99.
These features and consideration for local business operations will be considered when assessing this alternative.
Shrub removal to improve safety and deter transients will be considered in the Study.