The entire Main UCSC Bike Path, starting at the intersection with Ranch View Road and ending at the top of the path near the Music Center, will be closed to bicyclists, pedestrians, and personal vehicles during summer 2016. The closure will begin on Monday, June 13th and will continue through Saturday, September 17th.
This will allow for completion of a major construction project to realign and re-grade the downhill bike path near the Village Road/Farm Service Road crossing, and will include realignment of the intersection. The intersection improvements, in combination with the bicycle path grade changes and realignment, will greatly increase the sight distance for both cyclists traveling downhill and vehicles entering the intersection. Reconstruction of this section of the bike path is a campus priority in order to reduce the number of bicycle-related accidents and injuries. The improvements will also allow cyclists to maintain better control of their speed and bicycle as they approach the intersection, due to a longer, smoother, curve.
The campus has been awarded $383,000 in state Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds for this project, and grant funds will be supplemented with approximately $50,000 in campus funds.
The Bike Path Safety Improvement Project will take place in conjunction with development of the first phase of the Recycle Recovery Yard facility, which will be located above the Farm.
Bike Path Closure Map (click image to see enlarged version)
View alternative routes that cyclists can use to get around campus during the bike path closure. Share the road routes are shown in green; dedicated bike lane routes are blue.
More information available at http://taps.ucsc.edu/news-events/news/bike-path-improvement.html