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A Tale of Two Bikeways
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A Tale of Two Bikeways

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements for Two New Brunswick Populations. Final group project for Dr. Pucher's Bike-Ped Seminar, Fall 2011, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. …

Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements for Two New Brunswick Populations. Final group project for Dr. Pucher's Bike-Ped Seminar, Fall 2011, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Authors: Jonathan Hawkins, Aimee Jefferson, Dorothy Le, David Nelson, Tiffany Pryce, Sofia Recalde

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  • 1. Bicycling’s New Image
  • 2. The “unseen” population …where’s everybody else?
  • 3. Bike Infrastructure Inequity - NYC
  • 4. Bike Infrastructure Inequity - NYC
  • 5. A Tale of Two BikewaysGOALCreate equitable bicycle and pedestriancorridors in New Brunswick to ensure allresidents have access and receive the benefitsof cycling infrastructure and resourcesdistributed by the city.
  • 6. Study Area and Corridors
  • 7. Considerations forNew Brunswick Residents Access to Access to jobs Low-moderate and transit campus income Language Bicycle barriers infrastructure needs Bicycling as a Basic bicycle positive status education Stigma of bicycling symbol/culture Rutgers Local New Brunswick Students Residents
  • 8. New Brunswick Demographics Key Demographic Data for New Brunswick, 2010 CensusPopulation, 2010 55,181Black persons, percent, 2010 16.0%Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 49.9%Foreign-born residents, percent, 2010 35.5%Residents who speak other language than English, percent* 50.5% Non-native English speakers who speak English well, percent * 29.2% Non-native English speakers who speak Spanish or Creole* 87.0%Per capita income in past 12 months* $17,391Median household income* $45,645People of all ages in poverty, percent* 25.6%Owner-Occupied Households, percent 23.9% Source: US Census, 2010; *American Community Survey 2005-2009
  • 9. Rutgers Student Body Characteristics of Rutgers Student Body Academic Year 2010 - 2011Total Enrollment 38,912Undergraduate 30351Graduate 8912Undergraduates who live on-campus, percent 44.2%White 16,915 (47.6%)Asian 7,929 (22.3%)Latino 3,525 (9.9%)Black 2,699 (7.6%)International 2,117 (6.0%)Other (includes multi-race/ethnicity and unknown) 1,608 (4.5%)American Indian 41 (0.1%) Source: Rutgers University Headcount Enrollment Fall 2010 & Common Data Set: 2010-11, http://oirap.rutgers.edu/;
  • 10. Percent households earningless than $25,000 annually Source: 2005-2009 ACS
  • 11. Percent Latino/Hispanic Source: 2010 Census
  • 12. Percent Spanish speakers who reportedspeaking English “less than well” Source: 2005-2009 ACS
  • 13. Percent Black/African American Source: 2010 Census
  • 14. Percent individuals who walk to work Source: 2005-2009 ACS
  • 15. Percent individuals who take publictransit to work Source: 2005-2009 ACS
  • 16. Focusing on Rutgers Students…
  • 17. Evaluation• Existing: – Groups: Outdoors Club, Rutgers Cycling Team, WBBB – Survey results – Master Plan: • "Of central importance is College Avenue itself" • More housing behind Student Center and College Avenue Gym• Long term: – Bicycle Friendly University status – Bicycle Master Plan – Ped/Bike advisory board Image credits: League of American Bicyclists (top 2)
  • 18. The Master Plan Proposed campus bike College Avenue Campus network Image credit: Rutgers University Image credit: Rutgers University Master Plan Master Plan
  • 19. Mode Choice Shift Current College Ave Potential College Ave Mode Choice Mode Choice Car 10% Car* 10% Bus Bus Bicycle 12% 23% 4% Walk Bicycle 28% Walk 50% 63% *No data collected for car shift• 51% of College Ave students would replace within-campus bus trips with bike-share trips• 55% of College Ave students would replace within-campus walk trips with bike-share trips*Source: Knight Biking Studio
  • 20. Education • Short term: – Repair classes – Group rides • Long term: – Skills classes – Collaborate with enforcement – Create bicycle repair space • GSA has pump • Outdoor Club’s “The Image credits: WBBB (top), Stanford (left), Rutgers Cycling Club (bottom) Shed”
  • 21. Encouragement• Short term: – Register bike and get free lights (Stanford) – Bike route map in welcome packet – Fun rides (Critical Mass)• Long term: – Commute Club: incentives for motorists (Stanford)…and bus riders? Image credit: movementbureau.blogs.com (top), SF Weekly (web) (bottom)
  • 22. Campus Commuting (all campuses)NJ Transit or Bicycle Otherother non- Local shuttle 1% 0%Rutgers Bus 1% Service Walk 1% Train 10% Vanpool 3% 0% Droppoed off by someone not going to campus 1% Dont commute to Carpool or dropped campus off by someone 45% going to campus 1% Drive car 37% Overcrowded buses  Need for alternative transportation Image credit: Knight Riding studio*Source: 2010 Rutgers University Transportation Survey
  • 23. Enforcement• Short term: – “Fix-It tickets” (Davis) – Target certain areas• Long term: – Bicycle citation diversion classes (Davis, Pima etc.) – Motorist education classes (Northwestern) – Vulnerable Roadway User law (Oregon)
  • 24. EngineeringShort term Long term – Bike racks – Separate facilities • Prioritization list – Close off campus core • Make more secure (Davis) – Make bike racks more – Codify into Master Plan secure Image credit: VERTICES, LLC
  • 25. College Avenue
  • 26. College Avenue
  • 27. College Avenue Perspective
  • 28. Route 18 Trail Link
  • 29. Huntington Street Split
  • 30. Brower Plaza
  • 31. Brower Plaza Perspective
  • 32. R U Hungry Plaza
  • 33. Chelsea Traynor Memorial Bridge
  • 34. Focusing on local New Brunswick residents…
  • 35. Pedestrians and Bicyclists as an Afterthought
  • 36. Challenges of Bicycling in Low IncomeCommunities (LIC) - Biking is seen as a recreational activity - Concern for personal safety – Wide roads, cars drive at high speeds – Higher rates of crime – Quality of physical environment • Dimly lit streets • Lonely areas, vacant lots • Poor road/sidewalk conditions
  • 37. Additional Challenges to LIC • Initial Costs – $100+ • “Where do we put them?” • Stigma that biking is for the poor
  • 38. Potential Benefits to LIC • Minimal maintenance costs • Increased flexibility • Accessible to the non-licensed • Positive health impacts
  • 39. Transportation to Work Mode Share0.700.600.500.400.30 Whites Blacks0.20 Latinos0.100.00 Car, truck, or van - Car, truck, or van - Public transportation Walked Taxicab, motorcycle, Worked at home drove alone carpooled (excluding taxicab) bicycle, or other means Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey
  • 40. Increasing City-Wide Cycling • Community Organizations • City Government • Rutgers University
  • 41. Partnering with Local Organizations Unity Square Partnership
  • 42. New Brunswick Government • Infrastructure improvements • Bicycle plan • More bike racks • Improved lighting, roads • Increase presence of law enforcement • Safe Routes to School
  • 43. French and Suydam Corridor
  • 44. French St and Joyce Kilmer Ave
  • 45. French St and Joyce Kilmer Ave
  • 46. French St Cross Section
  • 47. French St and Bayard St
  • 48. French St and Bayard St
  • 49. Suydam St Cross Section
  • 50. French St and Suydam St
  • 51. French St and Suydam St
  • 52. Suydam St and Commercial Ave
  • 53. Suydam St and Commercial Ave
  • 54. Town-Gown Relationships • Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) • Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement 55
  • 55. Light Up New Brunswick A Bike Light Giveaway Program
  • 56. New Brunswick RidesBicycle Ambassador Program• Ambassadors from different neighborhoods• Bicycle Safety Education• Promote “Share the Road” spirit• Appear at local events• Public outreach at schools, senior centers, cultural centers• Monthly rides
  • 57. New Brunswick Bike Hub
  • 58. The End Questions?

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