Mines Ave. Bikeway Project
This Project proposes to construct a 1.5-mile bicycle facility that will add a connection (bicycle/pedestrian bridge) over the San Gabriel River. The Project includes a Class IV protected path along Mines Avenue from the Rio Hondo Channel to the San Gabriel River; a new bridge structure located approximately 2,600 feet north of Mines Avenue spanning the San Gabriel River; and Class I and II bike lanes along Dunlap Crossing Road from the San Gabriel River to Norwalk Boulevard. The alignment will connect an existing publicly accessible bike path on the west side of the San Gabriel River to the San Gabriel River Mid Trail.
Mines Avenue is an 80-foot wide two-lane undivided roadway that functions as a collector facility from the City’s western edge to Passons Boulevard. Mines Avenue allows for east-west circulation in the central portion of the City and provides pedestrians, cyclists and motorists direct connection to principle arterials Paramount Boulevard and Rosemead Boulevard at signalized intersections. Mines Avenue is located between two regional bike trails, the Rio Hondo Bike Path to the west and San Gabriel River Bike Trail to the east. The protected bike lane along Mines Avenue will improve regional mobility by providing a safe and protected facility to connect the two regional bike trails.
Improvements improvements along Mines Avenue include construction of a permeable Class IV bike lanes buffered with a bioswale along the southern curb of Mines Ave from Paramount Blvd to Rimbank Ave. The project proposes to reconstruct non-compliant ADA curb ramps and sidewalk at various locations along Mines Ave from Paramount Blvd to Rimbank Ave. Additional improvements along Mines Ave within the project limits include additional LED street lighting as-needed, planting of drought tolerant landscaping within the bioswale irrigated with reclaimed water to improve project sustainability, installation of filterra biotreatment systems along the northside of Mines Ave to increase stormwater capture and treatment, planting of trees within the parkways along Mines Ave, new signing and striping including wayfinding signs and installation of high visibility crosswalks at intersection crossings and modifications to the existing traffic signals at Mines Ave and Rosemead Blvd and at Mines Ave and Paramount Blvd. Signal improvements at each intersection include APS push buttons, bicycle signal heads and signal timing and synchronization.
Project will provide connectivity to existing bicycle facilities and provide the community with an opportunity to walk and/or bike in a safe and protected environment to visitors, seniors, students, residents considering Mines Avenue provides direct access to a Senior Center, Smith Park, the Pico Rivera County Library and principal arterials. The goal of the project is to provide The goal of the project is to provide safe multimodal transportation and improve storm water quality for the region and local community.
Design – Summer/Fall 2022
Bidding Construction Start– Fall/Winter 2022
Construction End – Spring 2024
Caltrans Federal Active Transportation Program Cycle 2 – $3,923,000
California Natural Resources Agency Urban Rivers Grant Program – $1,801,615
Local Return (Measure M, Measure R, TDA) – $1,190,000
Historic Whittier Blvd Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge
The City of Pico Rivera proposes to conduct a feasibility study, alternatives analysis, and develop conceptual designs for a new and iconic Class-I bicycle and pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Historic Camino Real (State Route 72 – Whittier Boulevard). The project will span the San Gabriel River thereby connecting the Paseo del Rio trail network and the San Gabriel River Class-I regional bike path. The project will also connect the Pio Pico State Historic Park via the Pio Pico Bikeway Extension Project (separate proposal to RMC) and the Rio Hondo Class-I Bike Path via the Mines Ave. Regional Bikeway Project. The proposed bridge crossing is an alternative to the Regional Bikeway Project bridge crossing due to utility stakeholder denial of land use, citing non-conformity with the Constraints and Guidelines applicable to the utility owner’s Right of Way. The City will also undertake a deep community engagement process utilizing the framework for collaborative governance and collective impact to ensure community-oriented decision making throughout the life of this project
Project goals are the following:
· Equitably engage the public, especially disenfranchised communities, while building capacity, trust, and confidence to actively participate in civic decision-making processes.
· Increase access to cultural centers, historic landmarks, parks, open, and recreation spaces with an emphasis on Disadvantaged Communities;
· Extend the Class-I regional bikeway network and promote safe, active modes of transportation as a meaningful way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health outcomes;
· Transition Historic Whittier Boulevard from a car-oriented corridor to a multi-modal Complete Street that prioritizes safety for vulnerable road users;
· Boost climate resilience by educating the public, restoring natural habitats, improving water quality, reducing GHG, and utilizing renewable energy and/or reusable materials.
April 2022 – April 2023
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy – $244,100
City Local Return – $12,00