Anticipating approximately 1,500 new bicycle riders originating from the adjacent Tercero Hall, this project enhances pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout the campus. Overall circulation was improved by incorporating a new roundabout, realigning the bicycle pathway, and providing connections to other adjacent destinations. Relocating on-pathway bicycle parking both minimized conflict and reduced pedestrian and bicycle conflicts. High-value trees that are unique on campus were preserved throughout the corridor.
To increase the health of these trees, paving was removed adjacent to these trees root systems to increase percolation and rootable area. Through careful siting that meshed with existing connections, avoiding significant utility relocation, and by re-using as much of the existing bicycle pathway as possible, the project budget was preserved and so able to include amenities that provide continuity and form to the streetscape. Additional tree and landscape plantings provide shade and successional tree canopy planting, anticipating the eventual decline of several nearby heritage trees. Existing high-efficiency LED lights were relocated and supplemented to provide enhanced illumination along the corridor while conserving energy using cutting edge adaptive mesh networked sensors.
- Civil Engineering
- Landscape Architecture