Jack Tone Road Bikeway

ClientCity of Ripon
LocationRipon, CA
DisciplinesLandscape Architecture

This project included 1.2 miles of landscape improvements for a class I separated bike path in Ripon California. The plans included a two lane bike path with drinking fountains and benches adjacent to Jack Tone Road, a wide road connecting much of the town with the nearby highway. Plant species of a variety of colors, textures, sizes and branching structures were chosen to improve the experience for drivers as they hurry through town, while at the same time providing interest and variety for slower moving pedestrians and cyclists. Trees were selected on criteria first and foremost related to traffic safety. Additional accent trees were added for variety and seasonal interest. Irrigation systems were designed to use a non-potable water source, easing the demand for water on the City’s potable water supply.