Implementation –Progress as PromisedSteve Durrant, ASLA and Paul Wojciechowski, AICP, P.E.
Implementation Successes for Bikeways in St. Louis…… and those that we learned from.
Endorsement or Adoption of the Plan Great Rivers Greenway East‐West Gateway Council of Governments Missouri Department of Transportation City of Rock Hill City of Clayton City of St. Peters City of Woodson Terrace City of Richmond Heights
Early ActionsMoDOTFrontenacCity of St. LouisWoodson TerraceCity of ClaytonCity of BrentwoodCity of Richmond HeightsCity of O’Fallon, MissouriSt. Louis County
Top Ten Considerations for Bikeways 1. Is the roadway a collector, arterial or neighborhood street? 2. Has the bikeway taken into consideration the primary type of riders using the bikeway? 3. How does the bikeway fit into the roadway segment? 4. Has the bikeway type considered the volume of motor vehicles? 5. Has the bikeway type considered speeds of motor vehicles?
Top Ten Considerations for Bikeways 6. How does the bikeway integrate into the transportation system? 7. Has the bikeway taken into consideration ongoing maintenance? 8. Has the bikeway type considered intersections? 9. What destinations are you connecting? 10. Have you considered the right of way and roadway width?
Travel Speed ConsiderationsAppropriate Bikeways for Given Speed Contexts <20 20‐25 30‐35 40‐45 >45 Additional Notes MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH Consider strategies to reduce motor vehicle speeds to Marked Shared Roadway preferred levels for higher volume roads. Only use this treatment if speeds are lower than 30 MPH. For Roads with speed > 45 MPH, maximize the bike lane width Bike Lane and/or consider buffered bike lanes.Buffered Bike Lane Protection strategies should be enhanced as speed and volume Street‐Level Cycle Track increases. Protection strategies should be enhanced as speed and volume Raised Cycle Track increases. Most Desirable Acceptable Less Desirable Exercise Not Unnecessary Caution Recommended
Traffic Volume ConsiderationsAppropriate Bikeways for Given Volume contexts < ,1500 1,501 to 3,001 to 5,001 to 10,001 to > 25,000 Additional Notes AADT 3,000 5,000 10,000 25,000 AADT AADT AADT AADT AADTMarked Shared Consider strategies to reduce motor Roadway vehicle speeds to preferred levels. For increase user comfort at high Bike Lane volume levels, consider a facility offering increased separation.Buffered Bike LaneStreet‐Level Cycle TrackRaised Cycle Track Most Desirable Acceptable Less Desirable Exercise Not Unnecessary Caution Recommended
Panel Discussion• John Wulf (Assist. Director of Public Works/City Eng.) City of Clayton• Tim Brunsman (Special Project Manager/City Forester) City of Richmond Heights• Burt Benesek (Director of Transportation) City of St. Peters
Clayton Vision & Transportation GoalTo be a leading community that thrives on innovative thinking, adaptive approaches to new challenges and 21 st Century sustainable practices.Foster all safe and accessible modes of travel including walking and biking.
History of Progress• 2006 Bike St Louis Signage and Bike Lanes• 2009 Brentwood, Clayton, Maplewood and Richmond Heights Bikeable Walkable Communities Plan• 2009 Bike Lanes on Wydown Blvd• 2010 Shared Bike Lanes in Downtown Clayton• 2011 Shares Bike Lanes in Forsyth Blvd & N Meramec Ave• 2012 Adoption of Complete Streets Ordinance