Regional Circulation Corridors
Avenues: 2nd Ave. and California Ave.
An avenue is a walkable, low-speed street that carries a mixture of through-going and local traffic. Avenues provide access to abutting commercial, residential, and mixed land uses, and accommodate cars, pedestrians, and cyclists. Avenues may have between two and four travel lanes, on-street parking, some form of on- or off-street bicycle facilities, and sidewalks on both sides of the street. Avenues may have planted medians, side planting strips, and a more formal planting scheme. Target speeds for avenues are typically 30 mph or less.
Figure 2. Avenue Sample 1: Protected Bike Lanes Street Section.
Figure 3. Avenue Sample 2: Protected Cycle Track and Multi-Lane Street Section.
Boulevards: Lightfighter Dr., Gigling Rd., General Jim Moore Blvd., and Imjin Parkway (part)
A boulevard contains central lanes for through-going traffic and two access lanes for local traffic. Boulevards have ample sidewalks, occur primarily in developed areas, and can be fronted by a variety of uses, including residences. Bicycles may be in a path, shared-use lane, mixed with traffic in an access lane, or all three. Boulevards can handle a great deal of traffic while still providing high-quality commercial, office and residential frontage along the access lanes. Boulevards have long rows of trees which make them attractive and comfortable places to be as well as pass-through.
Figure 4a. Sample Boulevard Street Section with Separated Bike Path.
Figure 4b. Sample Boulevard Street Section – Transit Option.
Rural Boulevard Street Section with Separated Shared Use Path
Parkways: Blanco Rd., Eastside Parkway, Eucalyptus Rd., Imjin Parkway (part), Intergarrison Rd., Reservation Rd., South Boundary Rd.
A parkway is a regional facility intended to carry traffic from point to point with little interruption in the way of driveways and intersections. Parkways can occur in rural contexts or on the edge of urban places. Parkways respect the natural environment, with a more informal landscape scheme in keeping with their rural setting. Parkways can have two or four travel lanes, with a target speed of between 30 and 45 mph. Bicycles and pedestrians are accommodated on a separated shared use path, but within the overall right-of-way. The configuration of a Parkway can change according to local context and in keeping with environmental restrictions. Vehicle travel lanes of 12 to 14 feet are to be avoided because they will encourage highway speeds and lead to potentially lethal outcomes.
Parkway Street Section with Separated Shared Use Path
Two-Sided Trail Parkway Street Section
Figure 7b. Two-Sided Trail Parkway Street Section – Option 1: Two Lane Road with Cycle Track; Figure 7c. Two-Sided Trail Parkway Street Section – Option 2: Walking and Cycle Facilities.
Table 1. BRP Roadway Design Standards, Figure 4.2-4 and RUDG Regional Circulation Corridor Relationships
|RUDG REGIONAL CIRCULATION CORRIDORS||LANES||URBAN/RURAL||TYPE||BRP FIG 4.2-4||SAMPLE SECTIONS
|2ND AVE||4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Avenue
|BLANCO RD||4||Rural||Arterial||4-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway
|CALIFORNIA AVE||2||Urban||Collector||2-Lane Urban Collector||Avenue
(CSUMB TO EUCALYPTUS RD)
|2||Rural||Arterial||2-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway
|EASTSIDE PARKWAY (INTERGARRISON RD TO CSUMB)||4||Rural||Arterial||4-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway
|EUCALYPTUS RD||2||Rural||Arterial||2-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway
|GEN JIM MOORE BLVD||4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Boulevard
|GIGLING RD||4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Boulevard
(IMJIN RD TO HIGHWAY 1)
|4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Boulevard
|IMJIN PARKWAY (RESERVATION RD TO IMJIN RD)||2||Urban||Arterial||2-Lane Urban Arterial||Parkway
(7TH AVE TO EASTSIDE PARKWAY)
|2||Rural||Collector||2-Lane Rural Collector||Parkway
|INTER-GARRISON RD (EASTSIDE PARKWAY TO RESERVATION RD)||4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Parkway
|LIGHTFIGHTER DR||4||Urban||Arterial||4-Lane Urban Arterial||Boulevard
|RESERVATION RD||4||Rural||Arterial||4-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway
|SOUTH BOUNDARY RD||2||Rural||Arterial||2-Lane Rural Arterial||Parkway