Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop - Public Sector - Julia McCleeary
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  • 1. Julia McCleeary AICP
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Fort Worth On-Street Bike Facilities
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Opportunities¨  Local and national increasing focus on health and safety¨  Overhaul outdated and contradictory policies¨  Think (Texas size) big!
  • 7. 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