Tahoe Complete Streets Photosimulation
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) hired Fehr & Peers to produce 5 photosimulations around Lake Tahoe as part of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The simulations were designed to show a variety of improvements to support bike, pedestrian and transit facilities.
In the Eagle Falls simulation, the recommendations included removing on-street parking and convert parking area into bus bays, adding sidewalks, improving bike striping and pedestrian warning, adding a crosswalk, and improving the Eagle Falls signage.
In the Camp Richardson simulation, the recommendations included adding a bus lane and improving the crosswalk.
The Viking Way and Tahoe Boulevard intersection is a gateway for a nearby high school which generates high student traffic volume. The intersection simulation improvement demonstrate improved safety by adding high visibility crosswalks to support bicycle and pedestrian traffic. In addition, a new multi-use trail along Lake Tahoe Blvd will provide a safer connection within the existing community to nearby commercial/retail services.
Marla Bay (second from bottom) and Zephyr Cove (bottom) are neighboring coves along Highway 50 on the eastern side of Tahoe. The simulations demonstrate a road diet by removing one lane in each direction, add two-way left-turn lane to improve safer accessibility, add a bike lane, and improve pedestrian safety at crossings.