Encouraging active transportation via Escondido’s connected bike path.

This project will fill an existing gap between the Escondido Creek Trail on N. Broadway and the Inland Rail Trail on Quince Street by constructing new bike facilities through the core city area.  A new Class IV bikeway cycle track will be constructed along N. Broadway and Valley Parkway and a new Class I bike path will be constructed west of Centre City Parkway and south of the Escondido creek to connect the new bikeway cycle track from Valley Parkway to Inland Rail Trail on Quince Street. 

Schedule: Spring 2018 – Early 2019

Class IV two-way bikeway cycle track

New traffic signal at N. Broadway and Woodward Ave intersection

New signalized crosswalk on N. Broadway north of Sherman Place, in front of the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

A Class IV bikeway is a facility that is for the exclusive use of bicycles and is physically separated from motored traffic with a vertical feature.  The separation may include flexible posts, inflexible barriers, or on-street parking.  By providing physical separation from motor traffic, Class IV bikeways can reduce the level of stress, improve comfort for more types of bicyclists, and contribute to an increase in bicycle volumes and mode share. 

A photo some of the soon-to-come bikeway cycle track on N. Broadway.  

April 15, 2019 - 3rd Project Update

The Contractor has installed the new bike bridge over the Escondido Creek next to the North Broadway bridge. This new bike bridge connects the new Class I bike path from Woodward Ave to the new Class IV two-way Cycle Track that runs along Grape Day Park on North Broadway.

Figure 1 - Contractor installing the new bike bridge

Figure 2 - New bike bridge over Escondido Creek

 

New traffic signal poles have been installed at the intersection of North Broadway and Woodward Avenue and the traffic signal is up and running. This traffic signal provides a bicycle crossing on North Broadway that provides a connection between the existing Escondido Creek Trail and the new bikeway running along the west side of North Broadway .

Figure 3 - Contractor installing new traffic signal poles

 

 

Figure 4 - New traffic signal at N. Broadway and Woodward Ave

Figure 5 - New bicycle crossing at the signalized intersection of N. Broadway and Woodward Ave

New Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons together with new crosswalk signage have been installed at the pedestrian and bike crossing on Quince Street just north of the Escondido Transit Center. The new flashing beacons are solar-powered and pedestrian push button activated. This crosswalk connects the new Missing Link bike path to the existing Inland Rail Trail on the west side of Quince Street.

 

Figure 6 - Crosswalk on Quince Street with new Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons

 

The "Missing Link" of the Escondido Creek Bike Trail is now complete! New Class I Bike Path along Centre City Parkway and south of the Escondido Creek between Quince Street and Centre City Parkway as well as the new Class IV two-way cycle track are now open.

 

Figure 7 - New Class I Bike Path along Centre City Parkway

 

 

Figure 8 - New bike path south of Escondido Creek with new wayfinding sign

Previous Project Update - July 19, 2018, November 9, 2018

John Houston, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector

Office: (760) 839 4664   Email: jhouston@escondido.org

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