9th St. to Wildwinds
Rhododendron Drive was a narrow, two-lane, coastal scenic route, without sufficient facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The roadway is lined with native rhododendrons that the City and residents wanted to preserve while still improving safety on the corridor.
With input from a creative community outreach effort, the team developed a design that added bicycle and pedestrian facilities by widening the existing shoulders along the roadway. This approach managed to reduce impacts to right of way and the prized rhododendrons.
- The widened shoulders used pervious pavement to eliminate the need to manage and treat stormwater runoff, thereby further reducing project impacts.
- The highly successful public meeting concept featured actual lane layouts and full-sized vehicles so attendees could get a real-life feel for the proposed improvements.