This project was to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the school vicinity for the City of Los Altos. The section of Covington Road that we worked consisted of a 700 LF section of roadway that has no sidewalk or defined bike lanes. This route is a popular section of roadway which is frequently used by students and their parents who drop them off and pick them up. Because of the lack of sidewalks, the students were forced to walk on or near the street which created a potentially dangerous situation; in addition, the drainage was poor which caused ponding and slip hazards. The project objective was to install a new Class I bike path and walkway along one side of the road. The path was coupled with street improvements that retain the more rural and naturalized setting while also improve drainage and water quality. As opposed to natural surface trails and traditional bike lanes, Class I paths provide better access in inclement weather, faster speeds, and support a higher frequency of use, which is what this section of road needs.
The work included the preparation of plans, specifications, construction cost estimates, hosted public outreach meetings and other contract bid documents, bid period support, and construction services projects. Siegfried provided civil engineering, surveying, landscape design, and construction services.
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Administration Services
- Landscape Architecture