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Broadway Restriping

Current Status

BroadwayAt their May 3rd and June 7th meetings, City Council considered potential Broadway safety improvements. These discussions were scheduled in response to requests for Broadway safety improvements after a pedestrian was severely injured and her dog was killed in the Broadway crosswalk at Andrieux Street on April 17, 2021.

One of the options considered was to request that Caltrans implement a revised striping plan for Broadway to improve pedestrian safety between MacArthur Street and Napa Street after paving Broadway in late Summer/Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 as part of the Pavement Rehabilitation project currently under construction.

City Council is scheduled to consider a revised striping plan that reduces the pedestrian crossing distance on Broadway between MacArthur Street and McDonell Street by reducing the number of driving lanes at their August 2, 2021 meeting. Learn more, find frequently asked questions and see graphics of the revised plan below.

The City is currently seeking feedback on the revised striping plan. Comments may be submitted prior to the August 2nd meeting via e-mail* at publiccomment@sonomacity.org.

Photo: Broadway from McDonell to Napa St. This section of Broadway would maintain four (4) lanes of traffic and striping would not change in the revised striping plan.

Revised Striping Plan

As shown on the cross-sections, see below or view/download a pdf of pedestrian crossings and midblock cross-sections, the pedestrian crossing distance on Broadway could be reduced from 60 feet to 38 feet between MacArthur Street and McDonell Street by reducing the number of driving lanes.

Two northbound lanes would be retained between McDonell Street and Napa Street to accommodate turning movements and vehicle stacking at the Broadway/Napa Street intersection.  In this reach, the pedestrian crossing distance could be reduced from 70 feet to 48 feet

Project plans for Broadway show high visibility crosswalks and improved signage at Patten Street, France/Andrieux Streets, Malet Street and Clay Street, and removal of in-ground light systems at Patten Street and France/Andrieux Streets.  Caltrans has the final decision regarding striping Broadway/State Route 12.

Pedestrian Crossing, Existing Striping - MacArthur to McDonell

Broadway existing, MacArhur to McDonell

Pedestrian Crossing, Reduced Lanes - MacArthur to McDonell

Revised striping plan, pedestrian crossing, MacArthur to McDonell

Pedestrian Crossing, Existing Striping - McDonell to Napa St

Broadway Existing McDonell to Napa

Pedestrian Crossing, Reduced Lanes - McDonell to Napa St

Revised striping plan, pedestrian crossing, McDonell to Napa

Mid Block, Maple to McDonell, Option A

Mid Block Cross Section of Revised Striping Plan, Option A, shows parking

Mid Block, Maple to McDonell, Option B

Mid Block Cross Section of Revised Striping Plan, Option B

Frequently Asked Questions

The City Council is considering requesting that Caltrans restripe Broadway in response to community requests that City Council do something to improve Broadway pedestrian safety after a pedestrian was hit and severely injured crossing Broadway in April 2021.  Reducing the number of traffic lanes at pedestrian crossings would reduce the exposure of pedestrians to traffic on Broadway and would significantly improve their safety.

The City conducted an online survey from March 6, 2020 – April 6, 2020, to obtain feedback on options for restriping Broadway to enhance the pedestrian and bicycle experience.  The restriping options included Standard Bike Lane, Buffered Bike Lane, and Parking Protected Bikeway.  61% of respondents preferred the Standard Bike Lane option; 39% of respondents preferred the Buffered Bike Lane or Parking Protected Bikeway option.  719 people responded to this question.

With adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget, the City Council funded a Broadway (SR12) Pedestrian Safety project to install highly visible pedestrian crossings on Broadway at Patten Street, France/Andrieux Street, Malet Street and at Traintown. This project would be proposed for implementation under a Caltrans encroachment permit.  The project could be implemented with the existing or a revised Broadway striping plan.

Another option considered is to wait and see results of Caltrans Pavement Rehabilitation project as currently proposed. Current project plans show high visibility crosswalks and improved signage at Patten Street, France/Andrieux Streets, Malet Street and Clay Street, and removal of in-ground light systems at Patten Street and France/Andrieux Streets. The current plan maintains the existing striping on Broadway.

Next Steps

The City Council requested that more information be provided at their August 2nd meeting, with further discussion and possible action regarding a request that Caltrans implement a revised striping plan for Broadway.  Information requested by City Council included:

  • Results and status of Caltrans review of traffic model results (required by Caltrans),
  • Cost difference between existing and potential proposed striping plans,
  • The projected timelines for Caltrans review of a potential restriping request and Caltrans pavement rehabilitation project construction, and
  • A description of public outreach conducted.

City Council also requested that staff provide an estimated cost and schedule for the development of a longer-term vision for Broadway.

We Want to Hear From You!

The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the revised striping plan by submitting comments by e-mail* at publiccomment@sonomacity.org or by attending the City Council Meeting on August 2, 2021, and speaking during the public comment period for the agenda item either in person or online. Find out how to participate in virtual meetings here.

Once posted, the full agenda including other items to be considered by City Council will be available on the City’s CivicWeb portal . To receive City Council meeting notifications via email, please subscribe

* Per the City’s standard practice, any comments received prior to the commencement of the meeting will be uploaded to the public correspondence folder on the City’s CivicWeb Portal and available for review by the public and the Council. It will not be read during the meeting.

Broadway (SR 12) Pedestrian Safety Project

As part of Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget adoption on June 21, the City Council funded the Broadway (SR12) Pedestrian Safety Project.  This project will provide enhanced pedestrian safety improvements at Patten Street, France/Andrieux Streets, Malet Street and at a relocated crosswalk north of Traintown with new curb ramps.  Caltrans approval is required for the City to implement this project.  The Broadway (SR12) Pedestrian Safety Project could be implemented with the existing or a revised Broadway striping plan.

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