City of Davis,CA
|Links to||City cycling office or resources||http://www.city.davis.ca.us/topic/bicycles.cfm|
|City cycling map||
Updated - 2006-10-02
General Impressions - Cycling Facilities Encountered
Davis has the reputation of a bike city. The amount of cyclists that were encountered on the way certainly proofs out this reputation. The university generates a significant amount of cycling. Most of these cyclists in their everyday clothes and shoes, including knee-high boots. Helmets were infrequently seen except on faster speed cyclist with their spandex dress.
|The infrastructure is also conducive. The city has built many bike paths on street shoulders.|
|Bike lanes on arterial roads are encountered very frequently. Many are wide enough for two cyclists to cycle side by side. Cyclist rather than bike stencils are used.|
|Intersections have been designed to facilitate bike turning in pedestrian refuges with cut outs to allow cyclists to traverse through at traffic lane level. It is not uncommon to see 5 or 10 or so cyclists waiting for a traffic light change.|
|Intersections of bike paths tend to have spacious, well configured, and marked roundabouts to facilitate cyclists’ movement.|
|Bike paths tend to have lights close together for good visibility during dark periods.|
|Businesses seem to recognize the use of bicycles and provide bike racks. Frequently, while some store provide a lot of bike parking, it is still not enough.|
"It is the goal of the City of Davis to create and maintain an integrated system of bikeways. The City recognizes the need to encourage bicycle travel for both transportation and recreation and works to promote bicycle use as a viable, attractive, non-polluting form of transportation and assure safe and convenient access to all areas of the city. "
|Cycling Mode Share||
Estimated at 1% to 25%
|Master Cycling Program||http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pw/pdfs/01bikeplan-images.pdf|
|Police Approach to Bicycles|
|City Cycling Organizations|
|Public Involvement – Cycling Advisory Committee|
|Cycling Resources - Map|
|Trip Planning – On-Line|
|Cycling Resources - Website|
|Current Cycling Network|
|Future Network Plans|
|Naming Convention – Cycling Facilities|
Cycling Infrastructure Design
No Parking signs tend to installed next to bike lanes bythe curb.
New roads seem to have bike lanes as part of the project.
Wide bike lanes of 2.5 to 3.5 metres does not appear uncommon in Davis allowing people to cycle side by side.
|Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road – Not Separated|
|Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road – Physically Separated|
|Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road Shoulder – Vertically Not Separated|
|Two-Way Bike Lanes on Road Shoulder – Vertically Separated|
|Off-Road Paths or Trails|
Bike overpass across a road, two rail lines and an interstate highway. Access is straight on and the slope is consistent.
Bike overpasses with slope below 5% and preferably below 3% with straight on approaches will attract more people, families, and young people to cycle, removing a natural barrier to cycling.
Transition though the intersection for both cyclists and pedestrians tend to be at the same elevastion as general traffic. While the pedestrian crosisng is protected by raised curbs, the actual crossing is cut out. This design woudl assist the elderly and wheelchair operators and make them less susceptible to slipping in icy weatehr.
Bike Path on shoulder intersects with road.
Cyclists tend to easily manoever throuh this type of intersection design.
|Signalized - Bike Path and Road|
|Right Turn Traffic Lane and Straight Through Bike Lane|
|Left Turn Bike Lane|
|Cyclist-Activated Traffic Signals||Davis tends to place cyclist activated signal buttons at the curb on many fully signalized intersections providing faster service for cyclists than waiting for the normal signal rotation controlled by the need of car drivers.|
|Cyclist or Bike Stencil|
|Bike Lane Line Width|
|Bike Lane with Car Parking Adjacent|
|Signage||Signage, including destination, direction, information, and warning, was plentiful. The question is whether it is visible enough or can be easily missed when cycling by.|
|Lime green signs, woithhteir higher visbility under various darkness ad inclement weatehr conditions are frequntly used in this area.|
|Signage - Right Turn Lane and Straight Through Bike Lane|
|Share the Road|
|Post and Ring|
|Municipal Policy and Strategy, Target|
|Security - Call Boxes||California has a likening for solar powered call boxes in remote and not so remote areas. Call boxes are also used along trails prooviding a bit of more security fro the more timid cyclists. Help can be called for bike breakdows or for more serious security issues.|
|End of Trip Facilities|
Standards and Directions
|Cycling and Transit|
|Cycling Mode Share - Transit Ridership|
|Cycling Mode Share - Rapid Transit Station Access|
|Targets – Cycling and Transit Usage|
|Bus and Bikes|
|Bike Racks Bus Program||City buses do not have bike racks while county buses do. They seem to be reasonably utilized.|
|Bus Stops Access and Bike Parking|
|Streetcars and Bikes|
|Rapid Transit and Bikes|
|Rapid Transit Stops Access and Bike Parking|
|Commuter Transit and Bikes - Regional|
For commuter trains, each car has one door for cyclists to take their bikes into the car.
Amtrak advertises heavily the bike and train commuting option.
|Rapid Transit Stops Access and Bike Parking||
At Davis, the main method of parking bikes is bike racks. The supply of bike racks does not meet the demand by a long shot. Bikes are parked anywhere around the station where they can be secured.
|Dependable, secure, and always available bike parking is important in promoting combined bike and rail intermodal trips.|
|Trains – Inter-Regional|
|Cycling Friendly Transit Stops|
|Home or Work to Station Collector System||
|Marketing of Cycling|
|Communications with Cyclists|
|Education and Safety|
Cycling Contribution to the Economy
|Cycling and the Local Economy|
Retail and Hospitality Services
Bikes are made available for customers of the motel.
|Touring Cyclists Contributions|
|Contribution to Bicycle Industry|
|Opportunities for Improvement|
|Maintenance||The bike lane lines need either to be cleaned or repainted.|