Preliminary Design Concept
The Urban Trail will have two cross-sections: a split-use trail and a shared use trail. The majority of the future trail will be a split-use design, with divided zones for pedestrian and bicycle travel. Where constraints limit the trail width or when usage is expected to be lighter, a shared-use approach is proposed. Lighting and wayfinding signage will be incorporated throughout the new trail network.
Rendering of a split-use trail, located along the southern section of the trail from Hamilton Street to Fulton Street, where bicycle and pedestrian activity are separated by a median.
Rendering of a shared-use trail, located along the northern section of the trail from Fulton Street to Hudson Heritage, where bicyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized transportation users share the same space.
The rendering shows a historic bridge that will connect the Urban Trail as it crosses Fulton Street near Rondek Road.
The safety of the trail is a critical component of the design. Discussions with various emergency first responders who will serve the trail have been on-going and their feedback is crucial to for the project’s final design and construction.