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MAPD 2010 - Traffic calming

  1. 1. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTraffic Calming for Local RoadsFoxborough, MA. Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  2. 2. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Presented by…Marc Resnick, ACIPPlanning Director - Town of Foxborough •Gillette Stadium •Kraft Development •Foxborough State Hospital RedevelopmentFormer Planning Director Salisbury, MA.Former Planning Director Lincoln, NHMaster in Public Policy, Tufts UniversityBachelors in Geography, Clark UniversityRobert D. Brooks, PERegistered Professional Engineer in MassachusettsNational Design Manger for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Americas Sports & Entertainment GroupPast President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the ITETwo Term Member of the Hamilton Board of Public WorksTwo Term Member of the Hamilton Road Safety Committee Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  3. 3. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSite Plan Review (Patriot Place) &Special Permit (Chestnut Green – former Foxborough State hospital)• Review of the Traffic Report• Public Hearings• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways• Funding• Implementation Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  4. 4. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingChestnut Green(Former Foxborough State Hospital –approx 600,000 sf vacant buildings) 150 Acres 203 Housing Units 100,000 sf Office 55,000 sf Retail 42 Areas Recreational Facility 50,000 Public Safety Building (Police/Fire) Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  5. 5. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingChestnut Green Technical Reviews • On Site Drainage & Water Upgrades • Off Site Circulation • Local Intersection Issues • Waste Water Treatment Plant • Lighting Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  6. 6. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Rte 1 Rte 1Rte 1 & I-95I-495 Chestnut St Rte 1 & I-95 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  7. 7. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingEXISTING CONDITIONSMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  8. 8. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingLocal RoadImprovements Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  9. 9. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  10. 10. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingPatriot Place Site Plan Review – 3 Million Square Feet of Development – Phase 1.35 Million SF• Public Hearings• Review of the Traffic Report• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  11. 11. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingPatriot Place(Gillette Stadium Development) Retail 600,000 Entertainment 70,000 General Office 75,000 Medical Center 100,000 Theater 100,000 Restaurant 60,000 Hotel 250,000 Stadium Related 40,000 Wellness Center 55,000 Total 1,350,000 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  12. 12. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Old NewMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  13. 13. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingExistingStadium Site& Parking Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  14. 14. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingProposedDevelopment& Parking Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  15. 15. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingProposedDevelopment& Parking Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  16. 16. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  17. 17. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  18. 18. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingPatriot Place Technical Reviews • On Site Circulation & Parking • Off Site Circulation • Water & Water Reuse System • Lighting • Construction Staging Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  19. 19. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTransportation Impacts toLocal Roads• Review of the Traffic Report• Public Hearings• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways• Funding• Implementation Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  20. 20. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingCitizens’ Concerns • Discourage Cut-Thru Traffic • Reduce Vehicle Speeds • Eliminate Truck Traffic on Local Roads • Maintain Residential Character • Increase Pedestrian Safety • Jogging Paths & Sidewalks • Ped Crossings at Intersections Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  21. 21. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming “Traffic Calming”Recommended by the Board’sTraffic Review Consultant (PB)to Address the Citizens’Concerns. Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  22. 22. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTRAFFIC CALMING • Educate the Board & Public • Identify Locations • Provide Options • Verify Constructability • Obtain Community Input • Prioritize Improvements • Construction Schedule Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  23. 23. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTRAFFIC CALMING Volume Reduction Measures – Less Traffic Deter or Restrict Traffic Reconstruct Road / Intersection Geometry Safety Measures Reduce Speeds Separate Vehicles and Pedestrians/Joggers Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  24. 24. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingVOLUME REDUCTION (Reduce Traffic Volumes) Divertive & Restrictive (Divert Traffic) Closure During Certain Time Periods Half Closure Visual Appearance of Local Street Lateral Shift Median Barriers Signage Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  25. 25. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Restrictive by Half ClosureConvert Roads to Exit Only at One End orJust for Certain Time Periods Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  26. 26. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Divertive thru RegulationsLimit Access During Certain Time Periods Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  27. 27. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Divertive by AppearanceReduce Intersection Geometry –Visually Discourage Traffic from Entering Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  28. 28. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Divertive with MedianMake the Street Look Like a Low Volume Road at the Entrance Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  29. 29. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Divertive by Visual AppearanceLooks Like Entranceto Subdivision Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  30. 30. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingDivertive thru Signage Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  31. 31. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming TRAFFIC CALMINGVertical Deflection Horizontal Deflection Horizontal Narrowing •Speed Humps •Traffic Circles •Neckdowns •Speed Tables •Roundabouts •Center Island Narrowing •Raised Crosswalks •Chicanes •Chokers •Raised intersections •Realigned Intersections •Textured Pavements •Speed Lumps •Speed Cushions •Split Speed Humps Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  32. 32. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSignage Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  33. 33. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSignage Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  34. 34. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Reduce Travel Lane Widths to 11 Feet By Adding a Median Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  35. 35. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Road Geometry11 - Foot Travel Lanes 11 - Foot Travel LanesWith Speed Hump with Large Median Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  36. 36. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Center Island with Chokers Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  37. 37. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSpeed Humps at Crosswalk Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  38. 38. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad GeometryCurb Extensions and Median Center Islands Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  39. 39. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Chicane in Urban Setting Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  40. 40. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Chicane in Cambridge, MAMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  41. 41. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Retrofit Chicane Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  42. 42. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Rural Road Roundabout Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  43. 43. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad Geometry Small Roundabout Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  44. 44. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad GeometrySeparate Vehicles and Pedestrians/Joggers Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  45. 45. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoad GeometrySeparate Vehicles and Pedestrians/Joggers Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  46. 46. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Road GeometrySeparate Vehicles and Pedestrians/Joggers Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  47. 47. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTraffic Review Local Roads Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  48. 48. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Local Street EvaluationUnderlying Goals (Citizens’ Concerns):• Reduce Speeds• Eliminate Truck Traffic• Discourage Thru Traffic• Maintain Residential Character• Increase Public Safety Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  49. 49. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingLocal Access RoutesTwo Major Streets North Street ( ~ 2 miles) Beach Street ( ~ 2 miles) High Traffic Volumes and Speeds No Continuous Sidewalks Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  50. 50. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Regional Highway AccessMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  51. 51. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingPatriotPlace Chestnut Green Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  52. 52. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingNorth Street• Varying Roadway Cross-Section• Some sidewalks but not continuous• Truck Route between Rte 140 and Rte 1• High Speed – Straight a ways• RR Crossing Needing Upgrading Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  53. 53. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingNorth StreetBetween Route 140 and Cross Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  54. 54. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Hospital Narrow Development Pavement Sidewalk 11 foot lanesReduce Pavement Width to 22 Feet andAdd Separate Sidewalk/Bike Lane North Street Between Route 140 and Cross Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  55. 55. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSidewalkLandscape StripMedian Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  56. 56. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingLeave Cross Street AloneCross Street at Payson Road andNorth Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  57. 57. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming North St Cross St Payson Rd North StCross Streetat Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  58. 58. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming ExistingCross Street AtPayson Roadand North Street Proposed Small Rural Roundabout Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  59. 59. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Recommend a Small Rural RoundaboutCross Street At Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  60. 60. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingAdd Railroad Crossing GatesThe Railroad Crossing of North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  61. 61. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming North Street Approach to RR CrossingReduce Pavement Width to 22 Feetand Add Separate Sidewalk/Bike Lane Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  62. 62. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingBend in the Road Along North Streetat Overhead Blinking Light Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  63. 63. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRecommend a Neckdown or other Traffic Calming Measure Traffic Calming along North Street at Bend in the Road No Consensus Reached – Blinking Light Remains Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  64. 64. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming North Street and McKenzie LaneRural Road Entrance with MedianNo Crosswalk between North Street Sidewalk andNeighborhood Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  65. 65. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingTypical Improvements at Intersecting Streets North Street and McKenzie Lane AfterNorth Street andMcKenzie Lane Before Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  66. 66. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingBeach Street• Excessive Pavement Width (32 feet for 2 lanes) Cross-Section• High Speeds in Most Areas• Varying Horizontal and Vertical Geometry• No sidewalks at all• Oversized Street Entrance at Mechanic St.• Substandard Pavement Width at North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  67. 67. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSubstandard Roadway Width Beach Street Approach to North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  68. 68. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street Approach to North StreetRecommend a Sidewalk alongthe South Side of Beach Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  69. 69. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingBeach StreetBefore Beach Street After Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  70. 70. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street New Sidewalk and Road RepavingLimited Curbing dueto DrainageConsiderations &Property ROW Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  71. 71. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingBeach St andMeadowview Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  72. 72. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street BeforeBeach St andMeadowview Beach Street After Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  73. 73. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street Before Beach Street AfterBeach St andMeadowview Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  74. 74. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street Near Mechanic StreetVarying Horizontal and Vertical Geometry Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  75. 75. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingRoadway Narrowing on One Side1. Crown Line is Not Centered Drainage Considerations Snow Plowing Considerations2. Curbing & Drainage Off-Set Catch Basin3. Restripe Shoulder Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  76. 76. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Granite Curb Inlets Repave Driveway ApronsMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  77. 77. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Maintenance Issues Leaf Catchers Snow Plowing CleaningMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  78. 78. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street and Ira Van Circle 12 FeetNew SidewalkNarrower Lanes(Drainage Issues)New Crosswalk 10 Feet Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  79. 79. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach StreetIntersection ofBeach Street andMechanic Street Reduce Pavement Width and Add Separate Sidewalk/Bike Lane Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  80. 80. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingExcessive Pavement WidthNo Sidewalks Beach Street north of Mechanic Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  81. 81. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Smaller Intersection Large IntersectionBeach Street at Mechanic Street Smaller Scale Intersection Recommend Reducing the Width of Beach Street at Mechanic Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  82. 82. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingConsidered Adding an Entry Island to BeachStreet to Provide the Rural RoadIntersection Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  83. 83. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street - AfterMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  84. 84. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street - AfterMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  85. 85. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Beach Street - AfterMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  86. 86. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingBeach St - Before Beach St - After Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  87. 87. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming The Tale ofTwo Rotaries Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  88. 88. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingSTATE HOSPITAL PROCESS - Part 1• Planning Board Review – Chestnut & North Intersection – Pedestrian Improvements (sidewalks) – Public Safety Building Access• Developer – Access to RTE 140 (Signal) – Who is paying for improvements? Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  89. 89. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Rte 1 Townhouses Apartments Rte 1Rte 1 & Office Public I-95I-495 Safety Stop & Shop Chestnut St Retail Rte 1 & I-95 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  90. 90. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingProposed Two-Way Chestnut Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  91. 91. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingProposed One-Way Chestnut Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  92. 92. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingProposed Roundabout Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  93. 93. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  94. 94. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  95. 95. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  96. 96. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming BUILT CONDITIONSMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  97. 97. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming BUILT CONDITIONSMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  98. 98. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingPart 2 North St and Payson Rd Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  99. 99. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Applicant’s Proposed ImprovementsCross Street at Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  100. 100. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Board’s Proposed ImprovementsCross Street at Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  101. 101. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingCross Street at Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  102. 102. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingCross Street at Payson Road and North Street Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  103. 103. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming ROW ISSUESMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  104. 104. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Cross Street at Payson Road and North StreetDesign in 2007 Design in 2010 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  105. 105. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  106. 106. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming Payson Road ImprovementsRaised Intersections aka Table Top Intersections Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  107. 107. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming HasTraffic Calming Worked? Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  108. 108. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  109. 109. Town of Foxborough Traffic CalmingLessons Learned ….. Educate Boards and Public Propose “Safest” Alternatives Listen to the Public / Abutters Be Flexible Consider Alternatives Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  110. 110. Town of Foxborough Traffic Calming QUESTIONS ?Marc Resnick, ACIPPlanning Director - Town of FoxboroughMResnick@townfoxborough.us508-543-1250Robert (Bob) Brooks, PEParsons Brinckerhoff – Design ManagerBrooksR@pbworld.com617-960-4860 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010

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