Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop - Public Sector - Julia McCleeary
Julia McCleeary AICP
Cowtown Gets Physicalü bike! fort worth passed February 2010ü Bike parking zoning ordinance passedü Safe Passing Ordinance passedü 9 miles of new bike lanes (15.4 total)ü 7 miles new shared bike route (45.9 total)ü 4 miles of bike lane/shared route approved for stripingü 10 miles of bike lane/shared route under design for 2012ü 200 new bike racks (~240 total/public ROW)ü Launched a bike rack request programü Showers installed at City Hall
Opportunities/Successes Incorporating bikes Project success Innovative on-street with street spurred new projects maintenanceprojects/funding projects Processes for Observed Strong localinstallation more increases in advocacy groups streamlined bicycling
Challenges¨ Interdepartmental coordination¨ No consistent source of funding¨ No method of benchmarking success¨ Education remains a challenge¨ Bicycling still viewed as a “fringe” mode of transportation
Opportunities¨ Local and national increasing focus on health and safety¨ Overhaul outdated and contradictory policies¨ Think (Texas size) big!
Challenges¨ Getting people excited about the big picture¨ Working around City ordinances (installation/ repair)¨ Data collection on walking trips¨ Motorist and pedestrian education Fort Worth Daily Gaze0e, 1889