Measure M Projects: Bicycle and Pedestrian

Access Across 101

Identify key east-west access points across Highway 101. This funding will be used for feasibility studies and be provided to four jurisdictions along the 101 corridor on a first come, first served basis, and will not exceed $250,000 per jurisdiction.

Additional Project Details:bike-15
This project category is open to all the jurisdictions adjacent to or bisected by Highway 101 through Sonoma County. Three project sponsors have made use of these funds thus far: the City of Santa Rosa for a feasibility study for a Class I multi-use ADA accessible crossing over Highway 101 in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Junior College (Phase 1); the City of Rohnert Park for evaluating the need and feasibility for a potential 101 crossing; and the Town of Windsor for a feasibility study and Alternatives Concept Plan for a downtown pedestrian and bicycle crossing of 101.

Project Status / Schedule
The City of Santa Rosa
The City of Santa Rosa completed a feasibility study for a bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the need of access across 101 and to identify a preferred location/alignment of such an overcrossing. The study was completed and approved by the City Council in 2010. The study found that there is a need to provide safe access across Highway 101 for bicyclists and pedestrians, and this need will increase significantly over the next decade. The preferred alignment is the Elliott / Edwards Avenue Corridor near the vicinity of Santa Rosa Junior College. Given the developed urbanized nature of the area, additional right of way is anticipated to be needed.The cost of construction capital is expected to be at least $10 Million. The City has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to complete a Project Initiation Document (PID) which was completed in 2016. The Environmental phase was initiated in June 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Town of Windsor
The Town of Windsor prepared a feasibility study (W1) and alternatives concept plans (W2) for a downtown pedestrian and bicycle crossing of Highway 101. The Town plans to complete a bike ped crossing over the highway, and other options to facilitate crossing Highway 101, provide a safer and aesthetic route, and enhance connections to existing and future trails to the Town Green.

City of Rohnert Park
The City of Rohnert Park proposes to evaluate the need and feasibility of constructing a bike and pedestrian over Highway 101 within the City limits.  Rohnert Park is targeting an area in the southern part of the city, but the study will identify a preferred location/alignment of such a crossing based on community needs.  The project will include completing a Project Initiation Document for the Class 1 mulit-use ADA accessible crossing after the feasibility study is complete.  The City expects to begin work on the feasibility study in 2019 and complete by the end of 2020.  The City will use $20,000 in gas tax funds to match Measure M to complete the study.

Measure M Programming Capacity:
The Cities and the Town programmed $750K of the $1 Million in Measure M – BP funds identified in the Measure M Expenditure Plan. There is $250K available for other jurisdictions to use on feasibility studies.

Potential Project Sponsors:
City of Santa Rosa
City of Petaluma
City of Cotati
City of Rohnert Park
Town of Windsor
City of Healdsburg
City of Cloverdale

Funding (in thousands):

Phase Total Measure M Other* Need
SR $693 $250 $443 $0
W $250 $250 $0 $0
RP $270 $250 $20 $0
TBD $0 $0 $0 $0
Totals $1,213 $750 $463 $0

SR = Santa Rosa; W = Windsor; RP = Rohnert Park