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DANVILLE:
THE MAKING OF A BICYCLE-
FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
November 15, 2010
Sustainable Danville Area: Introduction
 Local community organization inspiring sustainable practices to support a
health...
SDA Bicycle Initiative
 Encourage Town of Danville to adopt a comprehensive
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
 Purpose ...
Why Danville needs to be a
Bicycle-Friendly Community
 Automobile traffic poses the greatest threat to the quality of lif...
Making Danville a leading
bicycle-friendly community
 Adopt Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
2009
 Am...
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
 Pass Legislation that requires all new and updated
commercial development to includ...
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
 Purchase portable bicycle racks to support bike valet
at town sponsored events
 Pr...
Bicycle racks strategically placed
throughout town
 Improve Bicycle Facilities throughout town
 Recommend a mix of bicyc...
Locations in need of Bicycle Parking
 Store names are employed for the purpose of a
geographic marker only
 Railroad:
 ...
Locations in need of Bicycle Parking
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
 Hartz:
 Bridges/Amber
 Molly’s Pup-puree
 D...
 Prospect:
 Ella J.
 Father Natures
 1st American Title
 Cottage Jewel
 Clock Tower/Hartz:
 Back of Karate School
...
Artful Bike Rack Pilot a success
 The Rose Garden on
October 16, 2010
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
Bicycle Directional Signage
11/15/2010Abby Solutions All rights reserved
Welcome
Bicyclists near Iron Horse Trail
You are Here
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
Bicycle Facilities for Events in Town
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
Financial Assumptions
 Existing Town of Danville sources for high-density
bicycle racks
 Portable bicycle racks - parkin...
Appendix
 Location of current bicycle racks
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15/2010
Appendix A:
Location of current bicycle racks
11/15/2010Abby Solutions All rights reserved
Sustainable Danville Area
11/15...
Appendix A continued:
Locations of current bicycle racks
Current Location and approximate number of bikes each rack parks:...
 Church Street
 Cal Peddler - 6
 Hartz Ave
 Pete's Brass Rail – 6
 Yogurt Shack – 6
 Prospect Ave
 Veteran's Hall –...
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  1. 1. DANVILLE: THE MAKING OF A BICYCLE- FRIENDLY COMMUNITY November 15, 2010
  2. 2. Sustainable Danville Area: Introduction  Local community organization inspiring sustainable practices to support a healthy quality of life & local economy throughout our community.  Established on Earth Day - April 22, 2010  Mission:  Encouraging sustainable practices by facilitating partnerships between local businesses, residents, schools and government within the Danville Area.  Focused on fact-based win-win, non-partisan initiatives and solutions that are relevant to our community.  Demonstrating how sustainable lifestyles and responsible operations are financially advantageous to our community.  Encouraging buying from local businesses that provide quality information about their products and services.  Recognizing what our community ‘already does well’ and figure out ‘what we can do better’ Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  3. 3. SDA Bicycle Initiative  Encourage Town of Danville to adopt a comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan  Purpose of plan - Leverage network of bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout community to provide better access to transit, schools and shopping destinations.  Develop policies to provide ample bike parking and other support systems for bicycling and walking in our community.  Expand education and encouragement programs to help Danville residents learn to bicycle and walk safely. Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  4. 4. Why Danville needs to be a Bicycle-Friendly Community  Automobile traffic poses the greatest threat to the quality of life in Danville  Growing parking congestion throughout downtown discourages visitors  Danville has ideal Topology and Climate for Bicycling and Walking  Reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG’s) helps the town meet its Climate Action Goal  Positions Danville as forward thinking while retaining small town values  Honors commitments of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan and General Master Plan  Adoption of Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2009 may qualify local bike facility projects for Measure J funding  Encourage visitors from Iron Horse Trail to add to our local economy  Healthy and beneficial activity for our residents and visitors Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  5. 5. Making Danville a leading bicycle-friendly community  Adopt Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2009  Amend with applicable recommendations for the Town of Danville  Adopt a Complete Streets Policy  Update Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 2006 to include recommendations from National Complete Streets Coalition
  6. 6. Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010  Pass Legislation that requires all new and updated commercial development to include bicycle parking  Require event organizers to provide temporary bicycle facilities (i.e. valet services) for events that attract 500 or more participants  Include Capital Improvements to purchase, install and maintain permanent bicycle racks strategically placed throughout town  Include Capital Improvements to place directional signage throughout town and near Iron Horse Trail to welcome visiting bicyclists and encourage safe ridership Making Danville a leading bicycle-friendly community
  7. 7. Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010  Purchase portable bicycle racks to support bike valet at town sponsored events  Promote bicycle and pedestrian safety for all residents  Position the Town of Danville to be recognized as a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists  Promote the Town of Danville as a Bicycle-Friendly Community to gain attention with untapped economic market Making Danville a leading bicycle-friendly community
  8. 8. Bicycle racks strategically placed throughout town  Improve Bicycle Facilities throughout town  Recommend a mix of bicycling parking  Utilitarian racks for high density areas (i.e. Farmers market)  Artful, whimsical for highly visible areas that have tight spaces (i.e. Hartz Avenue)  Portable for town sponsored events Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  9. 9. Locations in need of Bicycle Parking  Store names are employed for the purpose of a geographic marker only  Railroad:  Farmer’s Market  Lunardi Shopping Center/Pegasus/Peets/Chows  Country Waffle  Front St.  Domenicos  Art Gallery  Pocket Park Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  10. 10. Locations in need of Bicycle Parking Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010  Hartz:  Bridges/Amber  Molly’s Pup-puree  Danville Hotel  Sideboard  Starbucks  Rakestraw Book Store
  11. 11.  Prospect:  Ella J.  Father Natures  1st American Title  Cottage Jewel  Clock Tower/Hartz:  Back of Karate School  A Perfect Impression  Diablo Rd:  Heritage Bank Locations in need of Bicycle Parking Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  12. 12. Artful Bike Rack Pilot a success  The Rose Garden on October 16, 2010 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  13. 13. Bicycle Directional Signage 11/15/2010Abby Solutions All rights reserved
  14. 14. Welcome Bicyclists near Iron Horse Trail You are Here Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  15. 15. Bicycle Facilities for Events in Town Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  16. 16. Financial Assumptions  Existing Town of Danville sources for high-density bicycle racks  Portable bicycle racks - parking for 200 bikes  Approximately $225 per rack  Artful Bicycle Racks  Partnership between Town of Danville and local businesses, developers  Approximately $1,000 per rack Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  17. 17. Appendix  Location of current bicycle racks Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  18. 18. Appendix A: Location of current bicycle racks 11/15/2010Abby Solutions All rights reserved Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  19. 19. Appendix A continued: Locations of current bicycle racks Current Location and approximate number of bikes each rack parks:  Railroad Ave  Across from Chows – 4  Peets - 8 (This plaza should have a much higher ratio to accommodate visiting bikers on Saturday/Sunday)  Pegasus Bike - 4  Lunardi's – 10  School St/Railroad Ave. (Corner) – 2  Railroad Museum / Farmer's Market - 2 (Recommend parking for at least 30 bikes for Thursday/Saturday Market)  Prospect/Iron Horse Trail (Across from Railroad Museum) – 6  Subway plaza – 4  Trader Joe Plaza – 6  San Ramon Valley High School - 24 (SRVHS is working with 511 CC to increase facilities at the campus) Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  20. 20.  Church Street  Cal Peddler - 6  Hartz Ave  Pete's Brass Rail – 6  Yogurt Shack – 6  Prospect Ave  Veteran's Hall – 4?  Front Street  Burger King – 8  Library – 15  Manga Mi - 4 Appendix A continued: Locations of current bicycle racks Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
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