Connect      the 9   Bridging St. Claude for All Users1
Agenda•	 Project Summary•	 Existing Conditions•	 Neighborhood Profile•	 Recommendations2                          Photo co...
SAFETY ACCESS EQUITY3
Methodology•	 Survey (Connect the 9, Tulane and SCBSAC)•	 Bike and pedestrian counts (Connect the 9, with SCBSAC)•	 Bridge...
Existing Conditions5                      Photo courtesy of Connect the 9
1. narrow shared-lanes                         Photos courtesy of Connect the 96
2. narrow walkways                         Photos courtesy of Connect the 97
3. unsafe stairs and railings8                                Photos courtesy of Connect the 9
dangerous access                        Photos courtesy of Connect the 94.9
5. accident-prone                                                                                                         ...
Despite the dangerous conditions, during a 20     hour period, we observed	 	  479 	people                                ...
Jobs and Amenities     Major Employment Centers within5 miles ofof the Lower Ninth Ward        Major Employment Centers wi...
Neighborhood ProfilePhoto courtesy of Kathy’s Remodeling Blog       13Photo courtesy of Make it Right             Photo co...
demoGRaPHicsPopulation by Race for the Lower 9th Ward (2010)                                                           Pop...
income         Median Household Income for the Lower 9th Ward and New Orleans (2010)           $40,000           $35,000  ...
equity                                                              Lower 9th Ward     Maurepas Foods     Photo courtesy o...
Recommendations      17Fremont Bridge, Seattle, WAPhoto courtesy of Kate Montana
immediate actions•	 Add Shared Lane Markers (Sharrows) at 200-Foot Intervals•	 Improve Signage•	 Improve Pedestrian-Scale ...
eXistinG                                  Pedestrian/Bicycle Path                                                         ...
1.   widened walkway                            }   Existing20                          }   Proposed
2. improved visibility                      Visible non-motorized access parallel to St. Claude Avenue.Steel Bridge, Portl...
3. improved access     Replacing steep stairs with ADA accessible ramps.22
Costs and Funding                                           Morrison Bridge, Portland, OR                                 ...
SAFETY ACCESS EQUITYMURP 6720 | Instructor: Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM | April 24, 2012.Shani Armbruster | Emilie Bahr | ...
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Presentation to New Orleans City Council by University of New Orleans (UNO) students and Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) - on making the St. Claude Ave. bridge safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

http://blog.sustainthenine.org/2012/04/connect-the-9-improving-access-across-the-st-claude-bridge-video.html

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Connect the 9: Bridging St. Claude for All Users

  1. Connect the 9 Bridging St. Claude for All Users1
  2. Agenda• Project Summary• Existing Conditions• Neighborhood Profile• Recommendations2 Photo courtesy of Connect the 9
  3. SAFETY ACCESS EQUITY3
  4. Methodology• Survey (Connect the 9, Tulane and SCBSAC)• Bike and pedestrian counts (Connect the 9, with SCBSAC)• Bridge-opening logs (Port of New Orleans)• Bridge vehicle traffic counts (Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)• Crime stats (5th District Police and New Orleans interactive crime maps)• Vehicle and bicycle and pedestrian crash statistics (Regional Planning Commission)• Census data• Land-use survey• Case studies (Morrison Bridge, Portland, OR; Bay Farm Island Bridge, Alameda, CA)• Site visits and user interviews• Attendance at SCBSAC committee meetings4
  5. Existing Conditions5 Photo courtesy of Connect the 9
  6. 1. narrow shared-lanes Photos courtesy of Connect the 96
  7. 2. narrow walkways Photos courtesy of Connect the 97
  8. 3. unsafe stairs and railings8 Photos courtesy of Connect the 9
  9. dangerous access Photos courtesy of Connect the 94.9
  10. 5. accident-prone Lower Ninth WardCrashes Reported to DOTD 2007-2009 New Orleans, LA t. N. Ro . y St ps S b e r ts Orleans on St Urqu . tuck t. hart S e Less S t. nica Ken . Ave N. Vi llere JapoMara S t. St. dan St. St. St. Bernard r rd is St. Jefferson Parish Jefferson f ff Parish ss e e n es Jour Urqu L Legend d Rey 78 hart S e Tenn t. Crash Number St. C laude Mara Ave. is St. 1 St. C laude . 2 Ave N. Ra Bridg mpar e t St. nd 4Pola Burg undy 5 St. N. Ra mpar t St. 7 t. er S t. all S 10 Sist t . Fors e St Burg undy t. 32 rdi S lond S t. Study Area Liza Des Industrial Canal Water ¯Created April 20, 2012 0 0.05 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4Sources: 10 MilesNew Orleans Metro Regional Planning CommissionLA DOTD 2009
  11. Despite the dangerous conditions, during a 20 hour period, we observed 479 people crossing the St. Claude Bridge on foot or by bicycle. Photo courtesy of Phys.org Photo courtesy of Connect the 9 271 biked. 208 walked.11
  12. Jobs and Amenities Major Employment Centers within5 miles ofof the Lower Ninth Ward Major Employment Centers within 5 miles the Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth French Quarter/Marigny Ward (17,073 jobs) CBD (39,293 jobs)12 Employment data provided by Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. miles 3
  13. Neighborhood ProfilePhoto courtesy of Kathy’s Remodeling Blog 13Photo courtesy of Make it Right Photo courtesy of The New York Times Magazine
  14. demoGRaPHicsPopulation by Race for the Lower 9th Ward (2010) Population by Race for New Orleans (2010) African American Afr African American Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Ce Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94 White only Wh White only American Indian and Am American Indian and Alaska Native alone Ala Alaska Native alone Asian alone Asian alone 57.17% As 91.09% Native Hawaiian or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander alone Pacific Islander alone Na Pa Some Other Race Alone So Some Other Race Alone 14 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table P1.
  15. income Median Household Income for the Lower 9th Ward and New Orleans (2010) $40,000 $35,000 $35,024 $30,000 $25,256 $25,000 Lower Ninth Ward $20,000 New Orleans $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $015Source: U.S. Census Bureau, C2010 Census Data.
  16. equity Lower 9th Ward Maurepas Foods Photo courtesy of Maurepas Foods Photo courtesy of Connect the 9 Bacchanal Photo courtesy of Dinah Rogers, Times-Picayune archive16 Upper 9th Ward Photo courtesy of Connect the 9
  17. Recommendations 17Fremont Bridge, Seattle, WAPhoto courtesy of Kate Montana
  18. immediate actions• Add Shared Lane Markers (Sharrows) at 200-Foot Intervals• Improve Signage• Improve Pedestrian-Scale Lighting• Improve Lighting in Tunnels• Additional Garbage Cans• Improve Railings on Stairs and Walkways• Improve Grating on Bike Lane Portion of Bridge18
  19. eXistinG Pedestrian/Bicycle Path St. Claude Avenue Bridge Staircase Staircase Staircase + Bus stop Rail PRoPosed Paths continues to Poland Paths continues to Reynes Pedestrian/Bicycle Path St. Claude Avenue Bridge ADA Ramp Rail Ramp ADA Ramp + Bus stop19
  20. 1. widened walkway } Existing20 } Proposed
  21. 2. improved visibility Visible non-motorized access parallel to St. Claude Avenue.Steel Bridge, Portland, OR Bike/Ped sidewalkPhotos courtesy of Jonathan Maus Street 21
  22. 3. improved access Replacing steep stairs with ADA accessible ramps.22
  23. Costs and Funding Morrison Bridge, Portland, OR Photos courtesy of Jonathan MausEstimated cost of construction is $1.75-$2.25 million.Potential funding sources:• Transportation Enhancement Activitieshttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_enhancements/• Recreational Trails Programhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/index.cfm• TIGER Grantshttp://www.dot.gov/tiger/
  24. SAFETY ACCESS EQUITYMURP 6720 | Instructor: Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM | April 24, 2012.Shani Armbruster | Emilie Bahr | Molly Brackin | Jonathan Dodson | Lawrence Guimont IV |Kirk Hunter | Kimberly Hymel | Mariana Marmol | Sophie O’Neill | Nikolaus Richard |Jonathan Rutherford | Aaron Ryan | Melanie Sand | Scott Weston. 24 Photo courtesy of Connect the 9

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