Rohnert Park US 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing - Feasibility Study
Rohnert Park, California
Client: City of Rohnert Park
Status: Feasibility Study Completed February 2022
Work completed during time with SGA.
Role: Conceptual Design, Rendering, Feasibility Study Report
Description: The US 101 freeway is a major barrier to east-west travel in central Rohnert Park, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians. The existing undercrossings at Commerce Boulevard and Golf Course Drive, as well as the overcrossing at Rohnert Park Expressway, do allow for travel between the east and west sides. However, these crossings, while functional, present safety concerns by requiring cyclists and pedestrians to navigate across freeway on and off ramps and through large intersections.
To improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and circulation, SGA is developing a Feasibility Study of a new bicycle and pedestrian crossing of US 101. The study evaluates seven potential crossing locations, several alignments for both undercrossings and overcrossings of US 101, and makes design recommendations. A new bike/ped crossing would provide pedestrians and cyclists with a safer alternative for crossing US 101 in the vicinity of transit, businesses, and offices, compared to the existing crossing options, and provide a continuous ADA-compliant Class I path to improve east-west connectivity and close gaps in the City’s existing active transportation network.