Monthly Archive for February, 2013

New Bicycle Path “Uncovers” Buried Tunnel After 23 Years

On Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00 a.m. the City of Davis will dedicate a new bicycle path and tunnel just south of the soon-to-open New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in south Davis. The public is invited to attend on bicycles. Vehicle parking will also be available at the New Harmony apartment site at 3030 Cowell Boulevard, just west of Drummond Avenue.

The new bike path connects to a corrugated metal bike tunnel which was originally installed in 1990 during a reconfiguration of Drummond Avenue. The bike tunnel and access to it were literally buried until the New Harmony project began uncovering and improving it in 2012, when the city had acquired the funding to complete the bike path connections. The bike path improvements were jointly provided for through city funding, grant funds and developer funds from the adjacent New Harmony affordable housing development.

The new offstreet path adds to Davis’ extensive bikeway system featuring over 53 miles of offstreet bicycle paths and over 52 miles of bicycle lanes.  The Davis bicycle network is part of a city that covers approximately 10 square miles. The new Drummond Avenue bike tunnel will be the 26th grade separated bicycle crossing in Davis. Continue reading ‘New Bicycle Path “Uncovers” Buried Tunnel After 23 Years’