SCBC wishes to express our gratitude to the County of Sonoma’s Transportation and Public Works Department for several recently completed bike and pedestrian projects.
One such notable project is the Highway 12 Corridor Improvement Project between Agua Caliente Road and Boyes Boulevard, just north of the city of Sonoma. In 2010, important upgrades were completed on Highway 12 from Encinas Lane to Boyes Boulevard by the Springs Redevelopment Agency. In 2011, while the Agency was planning Phase ll of the project from Boyes Boulevard to Agua Caliente, the state dissolved the redevelopment agencies – delaying forward progress for Phase ll.
Although Highway 12 is a State Highway and not normally maintained by the County, the Board of Supervisors knew that upgrades were needed and the Board agreed to dedicate funding to complete Phase ll. Among other project elements, Phase II included the addition of new bike lanes, a new sidewalk, and pedestrian level street lights.
In addition to the Highway 12 Corridor Improvement Project, the County has also made improvements to bike lanes at the following locations:
- Madrone Road – Bike lanes and striping for traffic calming where possible
- Petaluma Hill Road – Bike lanes from Snyder Lane to Winterhaven Avenue
- Frates Road – Bike Lanes from Clubhouse Drive to Adobe Road
- Santa Rosa Avenue – Bike lanes where possible from Roberts Lake Road to Todd Road
Thank you again to the County of Sonoma for your dedication to making our streets safer for all users!