Reimagine Russell Boulevard is a City and UC Davis joint planning and conceptual design effort to address a 3-mile stretch of Russell Boulevard from B Street to the western City limit. The purpose of the project is to develop a comprehensive vision for this corridor, including improvements to multimodal transportation facilities, stormwater infrastructure, and community landscape spaces.

Let's Reimagine Russell Boulevard


Previous Virtual Community Meeting

A Virtual Community Meeting was hosted on April 28, 2021, for community members to learn more about Reimagine Russell Boulevard. The meeting introduced the project and provided an opportunity for community members to share their experiences on Russell Boulevard and their vision for the corridor in the future. If you were unable to attend the meeting a recording is available for viewing. 

Online Community Questionnaire

Participate in an Online Community Questionnaire now through May 13, 2021. Share how you currently travel on Russell Boulevard and what would make your experience better.Your feedback will help inform the project team as we begin to develop concepts for the Reimagine Russell Boulevard Corridor Plan. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021 


Thursday, May 13, 2021


Serving as a vital east-west arterial in the City of Davis and a primary western gateway to both the City and University, Russell Boulevard plays a critical role in the community’s multimodal transportation system.


The purpose of the Russell Boulevard Corridor Plan (“Reimagine Russell”) is to determine a comprehensive and community-based vision for the corridor. This vision will be supported by best practices in street design, landscape and gateway guidelines, and conceptual plans. Ultimately, the Plan will identify ways the City and University can address safety concerns and provide enhance connections for the 8,000 cyclists, 20,000 vehicles, and 13,000 transit riders that travel along the boulevard on a typical weekday. 


Guided at every step by the Davis community, this corridor plan endeavors to reimagine Russell Boulevard as a dynamic, beautiful, and sustainable gateway to the City and the University. This vision will be based on a Complete Streets and context-sensitive approach that addresses all forms of transportation including bicycles, pedestrians, transit, and vehicles. 


Through a yearlong public engagement process, design work, and operational analysis, the project team will produce a streetscape master plan, including a conceptual design and streetscape standards for the corridor. Integrating multimodal transportation improvements, green infrastructure, and placemaking, Reimagine Russell Boulevard envisions a lively, green boulevard that is comfortable for people of all ages and abilities and reflects the innovative spirit of Davis.