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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Downtown Demonstration Project - Take the Survey!

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Downtown Demonstration Project

The City will be testing temporary traffic changes at two key intersections to evaluate their potential for improving safety. The demonstration will be in place from Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 22, 2021. Temporary signs and pavement markings will be placed to guide motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. 

Following the trial and receipt of feedback the effectiveness will be evaluated for potential permanent installation as part of future Downtown Rehabilitation phases. Additional enhancements may include crosswalk, curb bulb-out and bicycle improvements.

New Temporary Demonstration Traffic Patterns:


Description of Demonstration:

Throckmorton Avenue/Miller Avenue/Bernard Street

  • Realigns westbound lane to other side of Lytton Square and controlling all approaches with stop signs
  • Requires traffic on north side of Lytton Square to turn right onto Bernard
  • Bernard becomes a one-way northbound street,with additional parking
  • Southbound Bernard traffic would detour along Lovell to Madrona, Olive or Old Mill Streets
  • Converts angled parking in front of the Depot to parallel parking
  • Note: Reduced driver confusion and less overall congestion is predicted, except some minor back-ups are estimated for westbound Throckmorton

Sunnyside Avenue/Miller Avenue

  • Blocks off the narrow left and right turning lanes between Depot Plaza and the redwood trees
  • Channelizes traffic to a single stop controlled left/through/right turn lane, currently only used by buses
  • Note: Improved sight lines are expected and potential for Depot Plaza expansion could be possible, expect added

To learn more, visit the project website and provide your input by scanning this QR code or clicking here (link to survey):

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Additional Resources:

Downtown Demonstration Flyer (PDF)

For more information, contact:

Ahmed A. Aly, Project Manager

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