In 2009, the County of Yolo, the City of Davis, and the City of Woodland worked together to update the 2001 Davis-Woodland Bikeway Feasibility Study to evaluate options for an alternative transportation route between the two cities. (see alignment alternatives map).
The initial long-term objective of this effort was the creation of an efficient, safe, and aesthetically pleasing alternative transportation route between the cities of Davis and Woodland that could accommodate bicyclists, low-speed electric vehicles, and equestrians, that would serve as a recreational and transportation amenity.
The Alternative Transportation Corridor Feasibility Study project provided an in-depth look at the infrastructure necessary to support such a multi-use alternative mode corridor. On October 13, 2009 the Yolo County Board of Supervisors accepted the study, approved a recommended alignment for a bicycle path, and removed the electric vehicle component from the corridor concept. The recommended alignment includes two phases, both of which start at J Street/Covell Blvd. in Davis. Phase 1 ends at County Road 24A/6th Street in Woodland and Phase 2 follows Road 101 to the Spring Lake development. Both phases are approximately 6 ½ miles long, and share the same alignment for the first 4 ½ miles north of Davis.
On October 13, 2009 the City of Davis City Council approved Resolution 09-172 approving the study, and confirming that the City was willing to be the lead agency for the acquisition of necessary rights of way, and the lead agency for environmental clearance of the project.
To date, funding applications for the project have not been successful.
Alternative Transportation Corridor Final Feasibility Study September 9, 2009
County Board of Supervisors minutes 10/13/2009
Davis City Council Minutes 10/13/2009