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  • A Ward E roadmap to foster a pedestrian and bike-friendly culture in downtown Jersey City Councilwoman Candice Osborne 8/2013 Ward E Complete Streets
  • Jersey City has an obligation to proactively pursue policies that make residents feel safe whether walking, biking or driving
  • 2013 2014 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Phase 1 Analysis Phase 1 Recommendations & Implementation Phase 2 Analysis Phase 2 Recommendations & Implementation Recommended high level timeline
  • Understanding root issues as quickly as possible 2 focus areas: intersection safety & speeding Street Audit Proactive Feedback Constituent complaints Reviewed complaints coming into both the Ward E Council Office and the Resident Response Center Studied results of the Complete Street Survey (800 responses), met with neighborhood associations & conducted two community feedback sessions Council office drove each street and intersection in downtown
  • Phase 1 focus on walking, phase 2 on biking 2012 Jersey City Complete Streets Survey, 800 respondents
  • 4 biggest issues (not exhaustive) • Many intersections do not have marked pedestrian crossing • Drivers do not yield to pedestrians in crosswalks • Inadequate intersection safety near parks and schools • Speeding an issue throughout downtown, in particular: – Grand, Erie, Monmouth, Brunswick, Van Vorst
  • These recommendations are intended as a starting point. Slight changes to the recommendations are expected as the Ward E Council Office works through the implementation details with the various City departments. DISCLAIMER
  • PHASE 1 RECOMMENDATIONS: ALL OF WARD E
  • Use in-crosswalk signs, 35-46% more effective than side signs* * Pedestrian Safety Countermeasure Deployment Project, Federal Highway Administration, Miami Florida
  • Implement in-crosswalk signs on intersections where there is not an all-way stop, near parks and schools • 16th & Erie • 16th & Grove • 16 & Marin • 15th & Jersey • 15th & Marin • 15th & Grove • 15th & Erie • 9th & Jersey • 9th & Coles • 9th & Monmouth • 9th & Brunswick • 8th & Division • 8th & Erie • 8th & Grove • 8th & Jersey • 8th & Monmouth • 8th & Brunswick • 7th & Erie • 7th & Grove • 7th & Jersey • 7th & Division • 7th & Newark • 7th & Coles • 7th & Monmouth • 6th & Monmouth • 6th & Brunswick • 6th & Division • 5th & Erie • 5th & Grove • 5th & Jersey • 5th & Coles • 5th & Monmouth • 5th & Brunswick • 4th & Washington – S.R. entrance • 4th & Erie • 4th & Coles • 4th & Grove • 4th & Monmouth • 3rd & Erie • 3rd & Grove • 3rd & Coles • 3rd & Monmouth • 3rd & Brunswick • 3rd & Jersey • 3rd & Newark • 3rd & Colgate • 2nd & Merseles • 2nd & Marin • 2nd & Erie • 2nd & Grove • 2nd & Provost • 2nd & Warren • 2nd & Hudson • 2nd & Jersey • 2nd & Coles • 2nd & Brunswick • 2nd & Colgate • 1st & Erie • 1st & Grove • 1st & Jersey • 1st & Monmouth • 1st & Brunswick • 1st & Newark • 1st & Colgate • 1st & Coles • 1st & Provost • Dudley & Washington • Dudley & Van Vorst • Dudley & Warren • Jersey & Wayne • Mercer & Grove • Mercer & Barrow • Morris & Warren • Morris & Washington • Newark & Division • Newark & Bay • Sussex & Van Vorst • Steuben & Washington • Sussex & Washington • Van Vorst & Morris • Washington & York • Wayne & Marin • York & Barrow • York & Jersey • York & Warren
  • Use vertical block crosswalks to replace worn & missing pedestrian crossings
  • 62 new or re-painted vertical block crosswalks • 18th & Jersey • 18th & Marin • 18th & Jersey • 16th & Jersey • 16th & Erie • 15th & Marin • 15th & Erie • 15th & Jersey • 10th & Coles • 10th & Brunswick • 9th & Brunswick • 8th & Brunswick • 8th & Division • 8th & Jersey • 6th & Division • 5th & Brunswick • 5th & Coles • 5th & Monmouth • 4th & Erie • 4th & Coles • 4th & Monmouth • 3rd & Coles • 2nd & Colgate • 2nd & Erie • 2nd & Provost Street • 2nd & Colgate • 2nd & Warren • 2nd & Hudson • 1st & Erie • 1st & Colgate • 1st & Provost • 1st & Jersey • 1st & Warren Streets • 1st & Colgate • Bay & Warren • Bright & Jersey • Christopher Columbus & Hudson • Dudley & Washington • Essex & Greene • Grand & Jersey • Mercer & Marin • Mercer & Jersey • Mercer & Barrow • Montgomery & Jersey • Montgomery & Barrow • Morgan & Warren • Morgan & Provost • Morris & Greene • Morris & Warren • Morris & Van Vorst • Steuben & Warren • Steuben & Washington • Sussex & Van Vorst • Wayne & Mercer • Wayne & Jersey • Wayne & Barrow • Wayne & Marin • York & Jersey • York & Barrow • York & Marin • York & Greene • York & Hudson • CREATE a crosswalk in middle of First Street between Warren and Washington Streets for people crossing between Pedestrian Pathway (west of Light Rail tracks) and south side of First.
  • Create scheduled and rotating awareness tickets (not warnings) for failure to yield Speed signals Pedestrian awareness campaign
  • PHASE 1 RECOMMENDATIONS: TARGETED PROBLEM AREAS
  • Install raised pedestrian crossing for all crosswalks leading into Hamilton, Van Vorst, Enos Jones & Paulus Hook Parks
  • Lighting changes • Create an all-walk sequence (with no lights being green for cars) at Christopher Columbus and Grove • Lengthen time allowed for pedestrian crossing all along Marin Blvd • De-synchronize traffic lights on Grand Street
  • 10th & Jersey 9th & Jersey 9th & West Hamilton 8th & Jersey 8th & McWilliams Coles & 7th 8th & Monmouth 7th & Monmouth Morris & Washington Erie & Pavonia Erie & First Jersey & First Jersey & York ALL-WAY stops York & Barrow Washington & Sussex 8th & Division 8th & Brunswick Brunswick & Pavonia Brunswick & 9th Morgan & Warren Brunswick & 2nd
  • Road changes • Narrow Grand Street between Center and Marin from 4 lanes to 2 (with appropriate lanes for left hand turns and sufficient accommodations for emergency vehicles) • Make Warren Street between Morris and Dudley 1-way • Washington Blvd & 4th Street (south bound) - add right turn only arrow/sign to far right lane entering BJs/ShopRite shopping plaza. • Make Second Street two-way between Washington St and Marin Blvd. • Make Bay Street one-way west btwn Warren and Marin Blvd. • Make Morgan Street one-way east btwn Washington St and Marin Blvd
  • Install traffic light at: • 2nd & Marin • Van Vorst & Grand • Newark & Division (blinking yellow)
  • No right turn on red • Grand & Jersey • Grand & Grove • Grand & Marin • Grand & Van Vorst* • Grand & Warren • Grand & Washington • Grove and C.C. • No Right Turn on Red - on north bound Marin Blvd at 4th Street (entrance to ShopRite & BJ's shopping plaza) * Assumes traffic light is installed
  • Low grade speed humps (NOT speed bumps!) on speed streets Erie Monmouth Brunswick Manila Washington (btwn. Grand & Dudley) Van Vorst (btwn. Dudley & Grand) @ parks Barrow (btwn. Grand & Mercer) McWilliams Place West Hamilton Pl 9th Street (btwn. West Hamilton & Erie) 8th Street (btwn. Erie & Coles)
  • Stretch goals Pilot use of day-lighting Mini-plaza at First and Newark (special thanks to Charles Kessler for the wonderful suggestion!)
  • Measurement • Measurement of cars yielding to pedestrians taken at 5 locations: before implementation and then again 3 months post-implementation
  • 2014: Phase 2 • Q1: Community conference • Emerging traffic calming measures • Traffic engineer and other expert opinions • Research studies • Q2: Kick off analysis & data gathering • Next set of priorities from neighborhood & block associations • Community feedback sessions • Community survey • Analysis of phase 1 results • Q3: Provide phase 2 recommendations – Considerations will include (but not limited to): • Bike lanes • Curb bump outs • Tree planting • Automatic & longer pedestrian crossing light changes • Prevent turns during certain hours onto some streets
  • WAIT – I DIDN’T SEE SOMETHING I WANT TO SEE! The Ward E office welcomes suggestions at any time. In particular, we know we may have missed an intersection that could use better pedestrian markings. So please tell us. While new suggestions may or may not be included in phase 1, they will certainly be reviewed for phase 2. Email suggestions to Peter Valenzano - neighborhood@candiceosborne.com
  • Appendix
  • In crosswalk signs installation approach • For Phase 1 ONLY portions of road that do not have a stop at an intersection will get a sign. For example, at Warren and Morris, Morris street has a stop sign but Warren does not. So Warren Street drivers would see the stop for pedestrian signs. • If the road is a one way road, two signs should be placed on the right and left on the first crosswalk. • If the road is a two way road, one sign should be placed in the center of the intersections. • Approximate cost for 200 in-crosswalk signs is $80,000.
  • Phase 1 speeding & intersection safety, phase 2 bike lanes & visibility 2012 Jersey City Complete Streets Survey, 800 respondents