Many bike and pedestrian bridges are a part of the Davis Bike Plan, providing safe and efficient routes for bicyclists. Bridges are located along many of the Greenbelts, adding to the bike-friendly character of Davis. You can stop along our bike bridges to throw flowers petals into Putah creek, or ride no hands and scream like a little school girl; either way, you will appreciate their sweet, sweet bicycle coolness.
- Also see Bike Overpasses and Bike Tunnels
Notable Bike Bridges
- Dave Pelz Bike Overpass — The granddaddy of Davis' bike overpasses, this overpass connects Mace Ranch in East Davis to South Davis by spanning I-80. The Davis Bike Loop crosses over this bridge.
West Lake Spafford — This classic UC Davis arboretum bridge crosses the west end of Lake Spafford, just south of Mrak Hall.
Davis Waldorf School — This beautiful redwood bike bridge spans the Covell Drainage Channel, joining the Perimeter Greenbelt with North Davis Farms Road. It is a popular connector for Waldorf students.
Smaller Bike Bridges
- Covell/Community Park — This is a heavily used bridge linking the Covell Greenbelt in North Davis and Community Park. It is a popular crossing for North Davis Elementary and Davis High School students, as well as bike commuting residents headed toward downtown. A colony of bats live in spaces along the underside of this bridge and can be both seen and heard in the evenings. If you see a bat on the ground, remember not to touch it with bare skin. Call Wildlife Rescue for assistance with an injured bat.
East Lake Spafford — The red-headed step-child to the West Lake Spafford bridge, the East Lake Spafford bridge gets no respect, yet it connects the beautiful, shady T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove and the cool and hip Art Building. Give this bridge the love it deserves.
Sycamore Park — This bridge spans Highway 113, connecting West Davis with Sycamore Park. It is also part of the Davis Bike Loop.
Montgomery Ave — This pair of bridges crosses the original north fork of putah creek in South Davis. They're on Montgomery Avenue just east of Drummond Avenue and provide a span for each direction of traffic. Their weathered steel structure, arching cantilever design and wooded deck provide a pleasant rural aesthetic, a nice combination of architecture and structural engineering.
Rosario Street — This bridge spans the original north fork of putah creek, connecting Rosario St with the eastern end of the bike path that runs along the creek. Its wood bridge construction complements the wildlife area on the north end.
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