A second part of the sidewalks enhancement project is also complete. There is now a sidewalk from Sutro Terrace to Arrowhead Dr along the west side of Goni Rd. On the north side there is a new curb, and both sides now have marked and signed bike lanes. There are several drain grates along this street section, which are nice to see since Carson City has a lack of drains that leads to excess water along streets and in intersections, and nice to see them done right, placed appropriately in the gutter so that they work well but don’t reduce the bike lane.
This project assists students getting to bus stops, and will get a lot of neighborhood use from the many walkers and bicyclists who live in the neighborhoods so the south.
The Fifth Street Project, which added a sidewalk/path on the north side of Fifth St between the Fairview roundabout and Hells Bells / Carson River Rd is now complete. Bike lanes and signing were also added to both sides of the road. This is quite a nice installation, a pleasure to use and a pleasure to look at. It has benefits for Eagle Valley Middle School in providing a safe route from the roundabout to the school (though the roundabout itself is still a bit problematic and should be crossed with caution as many drivers are looking for other cars and not for pedestrians and bicyclists).
This is a great example of a complete streets project, adding pedestrian and bicycle facilities to a roadway that was formerly only easy to use for motor vehicles.
This project was funding by a Transportation Enhancement grant obtained by Carson City Public Works and Patrick Pittenger.