Union Street Two-way Cycle Track Federal-Aid Project ATPL 5064(089)

Summary

SCH Number
2020050333
Lead Agency
Pasadena, City of (City of Pasadena)
Document Title
Union Street Two-way Cycle Track Federal-Aid Project ATPL 5064(089)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/14/2020
Project Applicant
City of Pasadena

Document Description
This project involves the installation of a 1.5 mile, two-way protected cycle track on Union Street from Hill Avenue to Arroyo Parkway, including necessary signal upgrades with curb extensions, a reduction from 3 to 2 vehicle travel through lanes, and street resurfacing. The project also includes installation of bike boulevard along Holliston Avenue between Union Street and Cordova Street, which consists of bike lane installation and striping.

Contact Information
Elvin Jiang
City of Pasadena
100 N. Garfield Avenue, N306
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone : (626) 744-4643

Location

Cities
Pasadena
Counties
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
South side of Union Street from Hill Avenue to Arroyo Parkway and on Holliston Avenue from Union Street to Cordova Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project has been determined to be exempt from environmental review pursuant to the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Section 15301 Existing Facilities and Section 15061{b)(3), the common sense exemption {formerly general rule). The project consists the installation of two-way protected cycle track and new traffic signals; modification of existing signalized intersections; and striping. There are no changes to the involved streets other than the installation of bike lanes and new traffic signals, the replacement of traffic signal standards and traffic signal equipment, and striping, all of which are accessory to and will improve the safety of the intersections for both pedestrians and vehicles, The project qualifies for a Class 1 Existing Facilities categorical exemption from CEQA, as it consists of minor alteration of existing streets, with no expansion of use. Alterations of streets that are specifically included in Class 1 include but are not limited to the addition of bicycle facilities, including bicycle-share facilities, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian crossings. There are no features that distinguish this project from others in the exempt class and, therefore, there are no unusual circumstances.
Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption (i.e., General Rule) (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, Article 5 §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The project has been determined to be exempt from environmental review pursuant to the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Section 15301 Existing Facilities and Section 15061{b)(3), the common sense exemption {formerly general rule). The project consists the installation of two-way protected cycle track and new traffic signals; modification of existing signalized intersections; and striping. There are no changes to the involved streets other than the installation of bike lanes and new traffic signals, the replacement of traffic signal standards and traffic signal equipment, and striping, all of which are accessory to and will improve the safety of the intersections for both pedestrians and vehicles, The project qualifies for a Class 1 Existing Facilities categorical exemption from CEQA, as it consists of minor alteration of existing streets, with no expansion of use. Alterations of streets that are specifically included in Class 1 include but are not limited to the addition of bicycle facilities, including bicycle-share facilities, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian crossings. There are no features that distinguish this project from others in the exempt class and, therefore, there are no unusual circumstances.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050333_Union Street Two-Way Cycle Track   PDF 2016 K

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