Posted: July 27, 2000
Officials at California State University, Sacramento today announced that the Roseville office of Fehr & Peers Associates has been awarded a $21,000 contract to evaluate the University's pedestrian and bicycle routes, and to recommend improvements.
Officials also said the University will begin construction next month of a new walkway from Hornet Crossing north to the campus' Sinclair Avenue. That project is needed immediately because of anticipated foot traffic from Hornet Crossing, a new railroad undercrossing from Elvas Ave. to the campus.
The study is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, and will help in the University's ongoing effort to safely balance the needs of pedestrian, bike and automobile traffic. The results are expected by the end of November. Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn and the staff of the city planning department supported the grant proposal.
Completion of Hornet Crossing, the most convenient western access to campus, prompted the study. The undercrossing is expected to increase the use of the 65th Street light rail station significantly once the new school year begins in late August.
Robert Jones, CSUS vice president for university affairs, said CSUS is pleased with Hornet Crossing. "Its use by students, faculty and campus visitors will contribute to the University's strong commitment to provide alternatives to personal automobiles to access campus facilities," Jones said.
The University maintains storage racks and shelters for about 1,700 bicycles, and 150,000 students each year get to campus using the CSUS shuttle system.
In addition, CSUS students may ride Regional Transit buses and light rail for free, and 1,500 students use the system to get to campus on a typical school day. And about 250 CSUS employees pay $20 each year to use Regional Transit.
More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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