WEBB is currently working with CVAG on the Art and Music Line Project. The vision of this project is to create an iconic transportation network that will enliven the surrounding community. It will create an active transportation network with interactive arts and music so people can travel to a variety of places in the region.
New active transportation facilities and the transformation of existing routes will create connections to key destinations and establish a new public space that can only be experienced without a vehicle.
The project creates a safe route connecting schools, affordable housing, and retail and employment centers in the urbanized parts of Coachella, Indio, and La Quinta. The route is primarily along Avenue 48, a major east-west arterial with high speeds and an incomplete bicycle infrastructure. It provides three connections to the CV Link, a 50-mile multi-modal pathway under construction.
CVAG worked with the cities of Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, and Riverside County to develop the 10-mile project. The Arts & Music Line is a community connector to the CV Link located primarily along Avenue 48 between Highway 46 and Washington Street. The east end will extend along Dillon Road to the Spotlight 29 Casino. The west end will extend southward along Washington Street and then further west and south along Eisenhower Drive, connecting to the Bear Creek Trailhead at the western terminus of Calle Tampico.
WEBB’s multidisciplinary team approach is to create an interactive pathway that uses solar-lighted buffers and colors to provide a safe active transportation route.
The route is a mix of Class I and Class IV design, mainly utilizing existing road right-of-ways and sidewalks. It is wide enough to accommodate multiple modes of travel. It is a two-way facility that uses a solar-lighted barrier system to provide much-needed safety features and therefore, users avoid conflicts with the faster conventional vehicles on this arterial. In addition to the CV Link, the route creates connections to previously funded ATP projects in Coachella and La Quinta.
The project’s design will incorporate both light and sound, plus provide pedestrians and cyclists safe access to the music and art festivals at the Empire Polo Grounds. The project also includes partnerships with two school districts and Golden Voice, as the route provides an opportunity to feature students’ art and music.
The theme was inspired by the community’s embrace of arts and music, particularly the world-renowned Coachella Stagecoach Festival.
The route will foster community engagement, enhance mobility, increase non-motorized mobility, improve public health, and reduce greenhouse gases.