Land-Use and Transportation Policy to Shape the Future, Presentation 4


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Land-Use and Transportation Policy to Shape the Future, Presentation 4

  1. 1. Making the Saint Louis Region an Even Better Place to Live!<br />
  2. 2. Overview <br /><ul><li>Background onGreat Rivers Greenway
  3. 3. River Ring Goals
  4. 4. Regional Bicycle Master Plan </li></li></ul><li>Great Rivers Greenway<br /><ul><li> created in 2000
  5. 5. includes City of </li></ul>St. Louis, St. Louis & <br />St. Charles County<br /><ul><li>funded by 1/10 of 1 cent sales tax</li></li></ul><li>1,600 sq miles<br />1,200 sq miles<br />
  6. 6. The River Ring: Accomplishments<br />The River Ring Plan<br /><ul><li>Began with 13 approved projects in 2002
  7. 7. Plan defined 600 mile interconnectedopen space network of 45 greenways asthe River Ring
  8. 8. Actively working on numerous projectswithin 17 greenway corridors
  9. 9. Collaboration with Metro East Park and </li></ul>Recreation District ensures progress toward <br />a bi-state River Ring<br /><ul><li>Public engagement provides vital inputon individual greenway master plans</li></ul>1025 acres <br />land acquired<br />85 miles<br />off-road trail completed<br />79 miles<br />on-road bicycle lanes<br />107+ partners<br />public/municipal, privateand nonprofit groups<br />
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  12. 12. River Ring SEED Goals<br />Social Capital<br />An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails enhances social capital—health, education, dignity and interaction—and strengthens community bonds.<br />S<br />Environmental Stewardship<br />An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails is the physical armature that defines communities and preserves and enhances the natural environment.<br />E<br />Economic Development<br />An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails strengthens local economies and is a catalyst for economic growth in new and established communities.<br />ED<br />
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  14. 14. River Ring SEED Goals<br />S<br />Social Capital<br />Stable and Desirable Neighborhoodsconnectivity, safety, community pride, character, aesthetics, cleanliness<br />Strong Civic Stewardshipcivic participation, leadership, good policies and standards, government transparency, cooperation<br />Good Health physical and mental health, active lifestyles, behaviors, healthy and organic food<br />Transportation Optionsalternative modes, increased bicycle use, access to transit, reduced travel times and congestion<br />High Quality of Lifeeducation, cultural identity, happiness, legacy for future generations<br />
  15. 15. River Ring SEED Goals<br />A Clean, Healthy Environmentconservation, preservation, healthy habitats; clean soil, water, air<br />Reduced Carbon Footprint and Impact on Environment less waste and consumption, low impact development, carbon reduction, energy conservation<br />Strong Environmental Stewardship relationship and appreciation of environment, access to natural assets, policies and standards<br />E<br />Environmental Stewardship<br />
  16. 16. River Ring SEED Goals<br />A Strong Regional Economyeconomic development, tourism, business growth, job attraction and retention<br />Creation and Preservation of Wealthproperty values, local reinvestment, greater savings, less cost for activities/recreation<br />Efficient and Fiscally Strong Governmentlower cost for services, increased revenue, lower tax burden, reliable infrastructure<br />ED<br />Economic Development<br />
  17. 17. Great Rivers Greenway<br />Regional Bicycle Master Plan <br />
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  19. 19. The “idea” of a Regional Bicycle Master Plan<br /><ul><li>indentify a regional network of on-road facilities
  20. 20. connect to major employment, transit, cultural, institutional and recreational destinations
  21. 21. develop a 20 year plan to build out the system
  22. 22. improve coordination and communication among communities, counties, regional and state agencies</li></li></ul><li>
  23. 23. Regional Bicycle Master Plan<br />
  24. 24. Vision Statement <br />The Bicycle Master Plan will create the bicycle component to the regional transportation network that accommodates all users and promotes consistent design and development <br />of bicycle facilities.<br />
  25. 25. Mission: Increase the number of people using bicycles for transportation.<br />Prioritized Goals:<br />Provide a prioritized system of routes that are contiguous and connected to other on and off road facilities.<br />Enhance safe interaction between bicycles and motor vehicles.<br />Increase the commitment of public officials to support and/or initiate public policy for bicycling in all levels of government; local, regional and state. <br />Expand the public’s view that bicycles are a viable and acceptable mode of transportation.<br />Consistent application of bicycle facilities guidelines and standards.<br />
  26. 26. P A R T N E R S A N D C O N S U L T A N T S<br />
  27. 27. Route Network Development and Prioritization<br />Key plan criteria was used for both network development and for prioritization<br />Employment Centers <br />Town Centers/Downtowns/Business Districts<br />Colleges and Universities<br />Transit Stations and Transfer Centers<br />Regional Parks<br />Roads used regularly by bicyclists<br />
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  34. 34. Various Types of on-street facilities…for various street conditions <br />
  35. 35. End-of-trip facilities are important! <br />
  36. 36. Bicycle Share programs <br />
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  38. 38. In the world’s best bicycling cities…people of all ages ride for all kinds of trips.<br /><br />Facebook: Saint Louis Bike Plan<br /><br />