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College Station Comprehensive Plan Transportation Update

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College Station Comprehensive Plan Transportation Update

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College Station Comprehensive Plan Transportation Update

  1. 1. COLLEGE STATION COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Transportation and Bike, Ped, Greenways Update 12-10-2015
  2. 2. Recommendation for Comprehensive Plan Update • First 5-year Update • Thoroughfare Plan Update Scope • Simplified and reduced number of maps • Updated alignments and connections • Revised the Major Collector functional classification • Update to the Comprehensive Plan • Developed Complete Streets and Context-Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Design Process • Updated Context Zones • Updated Context-Sensitive Cross Section Options • Bike/Ped Recommendations • Item was unanimously recommended at Bike, Pedestrian, Greenways Board on Oct 5th and P&Z on Nov 5th • Follow alignments to changes in Thoroughfare Plan
  3. 3. Thoroughfare Plan Updates 1 2 3 4
  4. 4. 1. Roadway Realignment
  5. 5. 2. Luther Extension
  6. 6. 3. Appomattox Removal
  7. 7. 4. Greens Prairie Extension
  8. 8. Thoroughfare Plan Updates Roadway Location Update Major Collector Connection of Luther St to Harvey Mitchell New Minor Collectors West of Wellborn Rd & North of Deacon Dr New Rock Prairie Rd Stonebrook Dr to Future Barron Rd Updated to 4 Lane Major Arterial Holleman Dr Jones-Butler Rd to South of Dowling Rd Upgraded to 4 Lane Minor Arterial W.S. Phillips Parkway Barron Rd to East of SH 6 Upgraded to 4 Lane Minor Arterial Greens Prairie Trail Wellborn Rd to Holleman Dr New 4 Lane Minor Arterial Extension 4 Lane Major Collectors Thoroughfare Plan Update (Removed Classification) Updated to 4 Lane Minor Arterial or 2 Lane Major Collectors Krenek Tap Rd & Appomatox Dr East of US 6 and South of Raintree Dr Removed extensions resulting in “T” intersection Minor Collectors North of Peach Creek Cutoff and West of Pipeline Rd Realigned to Texas World Speedway Property
  9. 9. Updates to Comprehensive Plan Chapter 6 • Complete Streets • CSS Process • Context-Sensitive Cross Sections • Target Speed • Right-of-way
  10. 10. Complete Streets • Complete Streets are streets designed for everyone and considers all appropriate transportation modes • Each one is unique and should relate to its surrounding community context
  11. 11. Context Sensitive Solutions • Context-sensitive street design considers: • Adds Design Flexibility • Functional Class • Land Use Context • The typical cross section isn’t always the best or most appropriate alternative • Example: Northgate not like Harvey
  12. 12. Updated Context Zones
  13. 13. Updated Context Zones Suburban General Urban Urban Core Context zones act as a guide to which street design elements should be a priority
  14. 14. One Functional and Context Class Map
  15. 15. Updated Cross Sections 1) It should be determined if the typical cross section is most appropriate to achieve a corridor’s planned transportation goals 2) If other travel modes or design elements should be prioritized, then the most appropriate alternative context- sensitive cross sections should be selected. Major Arterial
  16. 16. Updated Cross Sections Context-sensitive cross section options available for each functional class Major Collector
  17. 17. Flexible Design For Retrofits • Unique conditions require flexibility: • Constrained right-of-way/Retro-fits • Reduced pavement width • Flexibility changes base functional classification and context
  18. 18. Additional Guidance Provided • Target Speed • Design for the highest speed at which vehicles should operate • Turn Lanes at Intersections • Minimum length • Additional right-of-way • Right-of-Way for Utilities
  19. 19. P&Z Recap from 11-5 • Update recommended for approval at 11-5 • Approval was based on removal of Luther Street
  20. 20. COLLEGE STATION COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Transportation and Bike, Ped, Greenways Update

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