First and Second Streets Couplet Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
First and Second Streets Couplet Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Project located within public right-of-way, near a variety of Downtown Commercial, Public, and Multi-family Residential zones.
Document Description
In order to promote multiple modes of travel in Downtown Chico, vehicle traffic circulation patterns would be modified to accommodate bicycle lanes and shortened pedestrian crossings (corner bulb-outs), largely within the existing public right-of-way. The project would convert 2nd Street to a one-way eastbound roadway from Broadway to Flume Street, and 1st Street would become a one-way westbound roadway from Flume Street to Salem Street (resulting in a "couplet"). The project includes a roundabout at the intersection of 1st/2nd/Flume Streets and Vallombrosa Avenue, and a student drop-off circle at 1st and Salem Streets. The project may be constructed in multiple construction, as funding permits, but all project components currently under consideration are assumed to be included in the analysis.

Contact Information

Tracy Bettencourt
Agency Name
City of Chico
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
various, linear project in Downtown Chico
State Highways
32, 99
Union Pacific
Chico (CIC)
CSUC, Chico HS, JH
Big Chico Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Pedestrian/Bike Path Improvements)
Local Actions
Capital Improvements
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency

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