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Enhancing the Value of Streets for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists

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Presented during the 2013 American Planning Association national conference in Chicago. Part of an ongoing series describing the evolution of Virginia policy related to transportation and land use.

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Enhancing the Value of Streets for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists

  1. 1. Session Function Code: Session Title: Presenter Name: S508 Street Access Management Andy Boenau, AICP APA’s 2013 National Planning Conference
  2. 2. Earn AICP credit in this session!  Attend APA’s 2013 National Conference  Key Learning Objectives 1. Demonstrate how managing vehicular access to streets enhances non-motorized safety. 2. Demonstrate how Virginia policy promotes pro-walking and pro-biking design. 3. Demonstrate the application of Virginia’s policy on streets operated by the state DOT.
  3. 3. Take this with you 1. You are a stakeholder in access management discussions. 2. Planners & traffic engineers are trying to solve the same problems. 3. Departments of transportation are shifting to pro-walk/pro-bike environments.
  4. 4. Because traffic engineering should not dictate land use and development planning.
  5. 5. 1 You are a stakeholder in access management discussions.
  6. 6. Better accommodations #driveways #capacity #medians Better network #crashreduction
  7. 7. Better accommodations #mixeduse #bikelane #sidewalk Better network #healthy
  8. 8. Impossible dream or proven reality?
  9. 9. “We connect land use and transportation.” -every DOT everywhere
  10. 10. “We connect land use and transportation.” -every DOT everywhere
  11. 11. Land Use. Land Use. Transportation.
  12. 12. Walk (run) the length of a football field from one corner to another.
  13. 13. 2 Planners and traffic engineers are trying to solve the same problems.
  14. 14. Government agency trends Traffic calming Professional organization trends Road diet Arts district Complete street Economic development Livable street Crosswalks Modern roundabouts Tactical urbanism Less parking Bike to school Separated bike paths Bus shelters Placemaking
  15. 15. 466 28 Regional and local jurisdictions States and District of Columbia
  16. 16. Take this with you. “…[roundabout] should be considered the Department’s preferred alternative…”
  17. 17. 30 States and District of Columbia
  18. 18. 3 Depts. of transportation are shifting to pro-walk/pro-bike environments.
  19. 19. Take this with you. “…will accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians…in the funding, planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Virginia’s transportation network”
  20. 20. Take this with you. “enhance quality” “fundamental modes” - Virginia DOT Transportation & Land Use Publications
  21. 21. Auto-centric corridor Add sidewalks, street trees Existing uses adapted New uses drawn in
  22. 22. Document existing conditions. Collect all ideas from unlikely sources. Remove barriers to holistic approach. Fund only projects benefitting all users.
  23. 23. 1 2 3 You are a stakeholder in access management discussions. Planners and traffic engineers are trying to solve the same problems. Depts. of transportation are shifting to pro-walk/pro-bike environments.
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