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Sustainable Danville Area Presentation to Danville Town Council on November 16, 2010

Sustainable Danville Area Presentation to Danville Town Council on November 16, 2010

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  • 1. DANVILLE: THE MAKING OF A BICYCLE- FRIENDLY COMMUNITY November 15, 2010
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Making Danville a leading bicycle-friendly community  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 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 7. Making Danville a leading bicycle-friendly community  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 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 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. 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. Locations in need of Bicycle Parking  Hartz:  Bridges/Amber  Molly’s Pup-puree  Danville Hotel  Sideboard  Starbucks  Rakestraw Book Store Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 11. Locations in need of Bicycle Parking  Prospect:  Ella J.  Father Natures  1st American Title  Cottage Jewel  Clock Tower/Hartz:  Back of Karate School  A Perfect Impression  Diablo Rd:  Heritage Bank Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 12. Artful Bike Rack Pilot a success  The Rose Garden on October 16, 2010 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 13. Bicycle Directional Signage Abby Solutions All rights reserved 11/15/2010
  • 14. Welcome Bicyclists near Iron Horse Trail You are Here Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 15. Bicycle Facilities for Events in Town Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 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. Appendix  Location of current bicycle racks Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 18. Appendix A: Location of current bicycle racks Abby Solutions All rights reserved 11/15/2010 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010
  • 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. Appendix A continued: Locations of current bicycle racks  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 Sustainable Danville Area 11/15/2010