Riverside/Franklin Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

Through a grant from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Bend implemented multimodal improvements along the NW Riverside Boulevard and NW Franklin Avenue corridors. These corridors serve an important east-west connection across the City and provide connections to Drake Park, the Deschutes River Trail, the Galveston commercial corridor, and downtown Bend. KAI led the team responsible for the design of corridor improvements, which also included outreach to stakeholders and delivery of construction documents. Project elements included intersection control evaluations, stormwater treatment, landscaping, sidewalk replacement, bicycle treatments, and parking treatments. Bicycle treatments implemented included buffered bike lanes, green bike lane markings, sharrows, covered bike parking, and floating vehicle parking. The project was completed on an accelerated timeline and opened in November 2013.