South Campus Neighborhood Project Transportion Study 3rd Street & 4th Street One-Way Conversion


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Most of the roads in the neighborhood excluding 8th Street and 9th Street allow two-way traffic flow. With
the exemption of a few stop signs, there are yield only signs for traffic traveling northbound or
southbound throughout the neighborhood. Additionally, from observation of the neighborhood, many
roads show asphalt damage such as alligator cracking, block cracking, weathering, and distortions. The
city would like to start improving the area by converting 3rd Street and 4th Street into a pair of one-ways
that merge with the already in place downtown one-ways. The underlying concerns on the street segments
a) The yield signs that do not provide adequate safety for the two-way traffic flow.
b) Parking along the street sides is not as efficient as the area could provide.
c) The street lighting for pedestrian sidewalks is insufficient.
d) There are no dedicated lanes provided for active means of travel such as bicycling.
The project aims to address these concerns to further improve the 3rd Street and 4th Street segments to
meet the same philosophy that much of the downtown Chico area has already implemented successfully.
Figure 2 shows the current location and directions of traffic flow on 3rd Street and 4th Street. Figure 3
displays the two-lane roads with directional traffic flow arrows

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Resilient Cities Initiative Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
DingXin Cheng
Civil Engineering

Local Government / Community Contact
Brendan Ottoboni

Director of Public Works-Engineering

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