Illustration of Boulevard ‘Slip Lanes‘ that allow for seamless transit flow into the thoroughfare. A mid-block
crossing would allow for direct access from the transit station/stop into the Village Center. An alternative transit
configuration along East Street at the southwest part of the site would allow buses to enter, load, and exit along a
slip or frontage lane parallel to East Street.
The state’s 2008 Complete Streets Act requires a balanced, multi-modal transportation network to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health by encouraging physical activity by shifting short trips in the automobile to biking, walking, and the use of public transit. These ideas conform with the following General Plan Transportation and Circulation
Element goals and policies:
Policy 3.B.1 Complete Street Requirements and Green Streets.
All new street construction and reconstruction shall be designed to achieve complete streets. Designs should accommodate mobility for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit vehicles, and motorists.
Policy 3.B.5 New Developments.
Require new developments to provide interconnected street networks with walkable blocks.
Policy 2.J.6 Multi-Modal Access.
Require convenient, attractive, and safe pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections both within commercial centers and neighborhoods.
The CNU-CA Team noted that the existing train tracks along East Street allow for a future rail link between downtown Woodland and Davis. Commuter rail could consist of a single car electric tram system or more significant passenger rail. Whether a new rail service and station or simply a more robust bus transit center at the mall, reinforcing the regional mobility will require Complete Street assemblies for East Gibson Road and East Street that support a regional network.