Estero Parkway design alternatives
1) A 4-lane roadway with 10.5 ft. lanes, 7-ft. bike lanes and 6-ft. sidewalks on both sides.
2) 2-lane, 12-ft. lanes roadway, from the railroad to Cypress View, 7 ft. bike lanes, 8 – 10 ft. sidewalks on both sides, with three roundabouts. This option would cost approximately $1 to $1.5 million more than the first option.
The presenters focused primarily on the second option as option one had been previously discussed.
All agreed safety is the number one issue while enhancing the pedestrian experience, improved bikeways, beautification of the corridor, cost, timing of construction, stormwater improvements, and roadway capacity. (Presentation)
There were a large number of Estero Parkway residents present. 15 residents spoke during Public Comment, with most speaking against the option for roundabouts.
No voting takes place during Council workshops. Voting on the Estero Parkway design will take place at a future date, possibly June 6.