ITE Journal - July 2021 - 19

In Recognition of
Infrastructure Week
CITY OF SANTA MONICA, CA, USA
Ocean Avenue Project
The Ocean Avenue project in Santa Monica, CA, USA addressed two
urgent needs during the COVID pandemic: creating safe, socially
distanced and environmentally friendly ways to get around the city,
and creating space for businesses to operate safely outside. The
project installed a new two-way protected bikeway along the city's
iconic Ocean Avenue, connecting two of the city's existing protected
bicycle routes. This allows daily visitors, residents, and local commuters
to ride a safe, calm route from the Downtown Santa Monica light
rail station to the California Incline bicycle path that connects to 22
uninterrupted miles (35 kilometers) of beach bike path. The new connection
serves the thousands of residents and visitors that use Ocean
Avenue daily. Peak weekend bicycle and scooter ridership has already
increased by 19 percent on the route. Additionally, the project repurposed
parking spaces to expand sidewalks for pedestrians and allows
for thousands of new square footage for restaurant outside dining.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA
40th Avenue NE Bridge Replacement
Conceptual Rendering of Chosen Design Alternative
This project will replace the existing 40th Avenue NE Bridge, a twolane
facility in suburban St. Petersburg, FL, USA. The sidewalks on the
existing bridge were each less than 5 feet (1.5 meters) in width. The
bridge shoulders that accommodated bicycle lanes were each 4 feet
(1.2 meters) in width.
Existing Bridge Typical Section
The city took a Complete Streets approach to the typical section
for the replacement structure. The new bridge will accommodate
two lanes of traffic, 7-foot (2.1-meter) wide shoulders/bicycle lanes,
and wider sidewalks on each side of the bridge, as well as decorative
lighting and window railing. The pedestrian and bicycle accommodations
of the new bridge will help the structure serve as a link
between the Shore Acres neighborhood to the east, and the Pinellas
Trail, which runs along 1st St. N., approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers)
west of the project location. The new bridge will also feature glass
and carbon fiber reinforcement to extend service life.
Proposed Bridge Typical Section
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