The goal of the RTC University-Area Transportation Study is to improve connectivity, safety, mobility, and access for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and auto drivers as development occurs south of the UNR campus.

The project will include the study of multimodal transportation and the roadway operations in the area surrounding and within the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus. This study will consider the current- and future-development plans slated to occur on or near the UNR campus within the study area in the coming years and will identify needed connectivity, safety, and access improvements for alternative-transportation modes on regional roads within the study focus areas.

The study will incorporate the design and implementation of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. This study will analyze safety, transportation circulation patterns, and mobility needs throughout the study area. In addition, it will include an analysis of land-use and roadway-network scenarios focused on the southern and northeastern study focus areas. The study will focus on pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and transit-service needs, traffic-operations analysis and improvements, and safety improvements.

The RTC is currently conducting outreach in the university area to ask students, faculty, and campus visitors about issues they have experienced, what improvements they would like to see, and what concerns they have within the study area.

The RTC will hold several outreach events to gain feedback on potential scenarios. A draft of the final report is anticipated in January 2020.


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UNR Study Map
UNR Area Multimodal Transportation Study Public Meeting #1 Boards (6/27/19)

Project Manager:

Dr. Xuan Wang, RTC Senior Planner
xwang@rtcwashoe.com