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Stepping Stones to Year-Round Bicycling and Walking: Tackling Winter Maintenance--Becka Roolf

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Title: Stepping Stones to Year-Round Bicycling and Walking: Tackling Winter Maintenance
Track: Connect
Format: 90 minute moderated discussion
Abstract: This panel will explore the challenges of providing good pedestrian and bicycle access year-round in cold climate cities. The panel will address current best practices, agency perspectives on winter maintenance, and tough questions about who should be responsible for maintaining sidewalks and bikeways and to what level of service.
Presenters:
Presenter: Ciara Schlichting, AICP Toole Design Group
Co-Presenter: Becka Roolf Salt Lake City Transportation Division
Co-Presenter: Steve Sanders University of Minnesota

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Stepping Stones to Year-Round Bicycling and Walking: Tackling Winter Maintenance--Becka Roolf

  1. 1. Greatest Snow on Earth TM Photos: L. Cohen, Visit Salt Lake; Wikipedia.
  2. 2. Also snows in the city deseretnews.com
  3. 3. A four-season climate Salt Lake City: • 500” of snow in the mountains. • 70” of snow in the city. • 100° in the city in the summer. Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  4. 4. “We plow bike lanes first.” Photos: Copenhagenize.com
  5. 5. For all modes of travel Mix of individual preparedness & public agency maintenance: Photos from footwear sales websites
  6. 6. For all modes of travel oregon.gov Mix of individual preparedness & public agency maintenance:
  7. 7. For all modes of travel Mix of individual preparedness & public agency maintenance: Icebike.org
  8. 8. “We plow bike lanes first.” Photos: Copenhagenize.com
  9. 9. Conventional bike lanes  Plowing from center of street.  Plow the bike lane “at the same time” actually means plow the bike lane last.  Parking restrictions? Cambridge, MA Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation This is the bike lane line.
  10. 10. Separate Paths Boston, MA. Photo: Doug Mink  Best for hardcore winter?  Better snow storage.  Finnish, Canadian stories at VeloCity 2012. Cambridge, MA. Photo: Becka Roolf
  11. 11. Protected bike lanes Photos: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation The new U.S. challenge.
  12. 12. Plows… & tree trimming Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation Slcgov.com
  13. 13. Trees – shade & snow drop Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  14. 14. True winter – January 2013 Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  15. 15. True winter Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  16. 16. Better than bike lanes? This is the bike lane. This is the parking lane. Photos: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  17. 17. Crosswalks & windrows Photo: B. Roolf, SLC Transportation
  18. 18. The challenges of change
  19. 19. Continue the conversation SALT LAKE CITY TRANSPORTATION DIVISION bikeslc.com Becka Roolf Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator bikeslc@slcgov.com 801-535-6630

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