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City of Evanston
Bike Plan Update
Public Workshop #2
Saturday 3 May 2014
Rotary International
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Bike Plan Update Workshop #2 Agenda
• Bike Plan Update - Overview
• Bike Plan Update - Schedule
• Community Engagement H...
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Bike Plan Update - Overview
• Current Conditions
• Data Analysis
• Standards, Guidelines, & Innovations
• Community Enga...
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Bike Plan Update - Schedule
• May – Submit Draft Plan to City
• Late May – Advisory Committee Meeting
• June – City Coun...
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Community Engagement
Highlights
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Community Engagement Highlights
• Online Survey
– Bike The Ridge
– Big Bite Night
– Ward meetings
– iPad Surveys at vari...
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Community Engagement – Online Survey
Recreational/Casual 64%
Commuter 31%
Expert 12%
Not a Bicyclist 19%
What Type of Bi...
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Community Engagement – Online Survey
Senior 4%
Adult 42%
Child/Teen 6%
Yes 2%
No 98%
Which Age Group Category Best Descr...
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Community Engagement – Online Survey
I am an Evanston Resident 81%
I work in Evanston 17%
I am an Evanston Visitor 13%
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42.71%
38.02%
3.65%
13.02%
2.60%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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42.71%
30.21%
5.21%
17.71%
4.17%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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32.82%
47.18%
4.10%
14.36%
1.54%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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40.00%
35.79%
3.68%
15.79%
4.74%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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34.90%
27.08%
4.17%
24.48%
9.38%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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22.22%
32.80%
8.47%
32.28%
4.23%
Very Concerned Somewhat
Concerned
Neutral Not Very
Concerned
Not At All
Concerned
How ...
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Community Engagement
Where are bicycle
improvements
needed?
84 responses
•Northeast Evanston
•Downtown
•Along Green Bay...
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Community Engagement
Where are there
problems bicycling in
Evanston?
43 responses
•Downtown
•Near or Across Ridge
•Oakt...
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Policy & Program Recommendations
• Secure & Convenient Bicycle Parking
• Bicycle Education Awareness Program
• Marketin...
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Would you support City Council adopting a
10-Year Bicycle Action & Implementation Plan?
A. Yes
B. No
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If bike racks are installed along a commercial street
like Church, how should they be arranged?
(Please pick two)
A. Re...
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Bike Corral
A row of bike racks
welded together to
provide parking for
8-12 bikes like the
one in front of the
Evanston...
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What is your opinion of bike corrals?
A. I like them.
B. I dislike them.
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Should a bike corral be installed on the sidewalk or in
a parking space on the street?
A. On the sidewalk.
B. In a park...
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Do you want to see more bike shelters in Evanston
like the one installed near
Central Street and Stewart Avenue?
A. Yes...
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Indoor Bike
Parking
Bike parking placed
inside a transit
station, garage, office
building. Includes
wall-mounted design...
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If indoor bike parking was installed at locations
around Evanston, would you be more likely to park
your bicycle in tha...
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Bike Locker
Rectangular metal
enclosure consisting of
two wedge-shaped
lockers capable of
holding one (1) bicycle
and m...
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If bike lockers were located near a destination you
frequent, would you be willing to rent one for a fee?
A. Yes.
B. No.
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Bike Share System
• Automated rental
• Short, point-to-point trips
• Modular station design
• Evanston system would
con...
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Given what you currently know about Divvy,
would you use it?
A. Yes.
B. No.
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What Are Comfortable Corridors?
Included
• Preliminary planning
concept
• Lane reconfigurations
• Lane narrowing
• Wher...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Route or Shared
Lane
• Bike Lane
• Buffered Bike Lane
• Protected Bike Lane
• Cycle Track...
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Comfortable Corridors
A. Chicago/Hinman
B. Howard
C. Asbury/ Green Bay
D. Maple, Noyes & Sherman
E. Greenleaf
F. Oakton...
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For the Chicago Avenue/Hinman Avenue
corridor, which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Keep the...
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For the Howard Street corridor,
which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Keep the existing
bike ...
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For the Asbury Avenue/Green Bay Road
corridor, which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Do not p...
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For the Maple/Noyes/Sherman
corridor, which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Keep the existing...
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For the Greenleaf Street corridor,
which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Keep Greenleaf
Stree...
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For the Oakton/Callan/South corridor,
which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Keep these roads ...
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For the Sheridan/Edgemere corridor,
which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Leave the Sheridan
...
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For the Lincoln/Harrison/Lincolnwood corridor,
which do you prefer?
A. Refine Option A.
B. Refine Option B.
C. Leave th...
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Existing Bicycle Network
• Caters mostly to the
“enthused and
confident”
• Not all corridors are
comfortable
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Comfortable Corridors
• Creates comfortable
“backbone” bicycle
network
• Roadway changes
needed
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To help reduce sign clutter, would you prefer
that the City install bicycle signs
only along comfortable corridors?
A. ...
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Should Evanston prohibit adults bicyclists (over
age 12) from bicycling on sidewalks in all
shopping districts?
A. Yes....
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Corridors of Concern
• Crashes
• Traffic Stress
• Truck Routes
• Bicyclist/Motorist
conflicts
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Main Street
• Based on the factors
that identify it as a
stressful corridor, do
you support restricting
bicycling on Ma...
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Dempster Street
• Based on the factors
that identify it as a
stressful corridor, do
you support restricting
bicycling o...
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Central Street
• Based on the factors
that identify it as a
stressful corridor, do
you support restricting
bicycling on...
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Green Bay Road
• Based on the factors
that identify it as a
stressful corridor, do
you support restricting
bicycling on...
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Chicago Avenue
• Based on the factors
that identify it as a
stressful corridor, do
you support restricting
bicycling on...
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Closing Remarks
• May – Submit Draft Plan to City
• Late May – Advisory Committee Meeting
• June – City Council Present...
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Evanston Bicycle Plan Public Workshop #2

  1. 1. 1 City of Evanston Bike Plan Update Public Workshop #2 Saturday 3 May 2014 Rotary International
  2. 2. 2 Bike Plan Update Workshop #2 Agenda • Bike Plan Update - Overview • Bike Plan Update - Schedule • Community Engagement Highlights • Polling Exercise
  3. 3. 3 Bike Plan Update - Overview • Current Conditions • Data Analysis • Standards, Guidelines, & Innovations • Community Engagement • Findings • Recommendations • Implementation
  4. 4. 4 Bike Plan Update - Schedule • May – Submit Draft Plan to City • Late May – Advisory Committee Meeting • June – City Council Presentations
  5. 5. 5 Community Engagement Highlights
  6. 6. 6 Community Engagement Highlights • Online Survey – Bike The Ridge – Big Bite Night – Ward meetings – iPad Surveys at various locations – 500+ responses • Community Remarks – Interactive, Map-Based Comment Tool – 150 responses • Public Workshop #1 – 50 Attendees, 32 Bike Ride Participants
  7. 7. 7 Community Engagement – Online Survey Recreational/Casual 64% Commuter 31% Expert 12% Not a Bicyclist 19% What Type of Bicyclist Are You? (Multiple responses are possible)
  8. 8. 8 Community Engagement – Online Survey Senior 4% Adult 42% Child/Teen 6% Yes 2% No 98% Which Age Group Category Best Describes You? Do You Identify As a Minority?
  9. 9. 9 Community Engagement – Online Survey I am an Evanston Resident 81% I work in Evanston 17% I am an Evanston Visitor 13%
  10. 10. 10 42.71% 38.02% 3.65% 13.02% 2.60% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about motorists not sharing the road with bicyclists in Evanston?
  11. 11. 11 42.71% 30.21% 5.21% 17.71% 4.17% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about interactions between motorists and bicyclists that negatively impact traffic in Evanston?
  12. 12. 12 32.82% 47.18% 4.10% 14.36% 1.54% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about security of bicycle parking and bike theft in Evanston?
  13. 13. 13 40.00% 35.79% 3.68% 15.79% 4.74% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about the safety of bicyclists riding on sidewalks in business districts in Evanston?
  14. 14. 14 34.90% 27.08% 4.17% 24.48% 9.38% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about bicyclists not following traffic laws in Evanston?
  15. 15. 15 22.22% 32.80% 8.47% 32.28% 4.23% Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not At All Concerned How concerned are you about the safety of bicycle facilities in Evanston?
  16. 16. 16 Community Engagement Where are bicycle improvements needed? 84 responses •Northeast Evanston •Downtown •Along Green Bay •Where Bike Paths End •Crossing Ridge
  17. 17. 17 Community Engagement Where are there problems bicycling in Evanston? 43 responses •Downtown •Near or Across Ridge •Oakton Street •Chicago, Main, Dempster
  18. 18. 18 Policy & Program Recommendations • Secure & Convenient Bicycle Parking • Bicycle Education Awareness Program • Marketing & Encouragement Program • 10-year Implementation & Action Plan
  19. 19. 19 Would you support City Council adopting a 10-Year Bicycle Action & Implementation Plan? A. Yes B. No
  20. 20. 20 If bike racks are installed along a commercial street like Church, how should they be arranged? (Please pick two) A. Regularly spaced. B. Clustered in front of key businesses. C. Clustered at the corners. D. I don’t think bike racks should be installed.
  21. 21. 21 Bike Corral A row of bike racks welded together to provide parking for 8-12 bikes like the one in front of the Evanston Athletic Club. Typically occupies 1-2 parking spaces.
  22. 22. 22 What is your opinion of bike corrals? A. I like them. B. I dislike them.
  23. 23. 23 Should a bike corral be installed on the sidewalk or in a parking space on the street? A. On the sidewalk. B. In a parking space on the street.
  24. 24. 24 Do you want to see more bike shelters in Evanston like the one installed near Central Street and Stewart Avenue? A. Yes. B. No.
  25. 25. 25 Indoor Bike Parking Bike parking placed inside a transit station, garage, office building. Includes wall-mounted designs and stacking designs. Customizable. Modular. Sizes vary.
  26. 26. 26 If indoor bike parking was installed at locations around Evanston, would you be more likely to park your bicycle in that location? A. Yes. B. No.
  27. 27. 27 Bike Locker Rectangular metal enclosure consisting of two wedge-shaped lockers capable of holding one (1) bicycle and minor accessories (helmet). Can be locked with a key or combination code.
  28. 28. 28 If bike lockers were located near a destination you frequent, would you be willing to rent one for a fee? A. Yes. B. No.
  29. 29. 29 Bike Share System • Automated rental • Short, point-to-point trips • Modular station design • Evanston system would connect to Chicago • $7-day pass = unlimited 30- minute trips for 24 hours • $75 annual pass = unlimited 30-minute trips all year
  30. 30. 30 Given what you currently know about Divvy, would you use it? A. Yes. B. No.
  31. 31. 31 What Are Comfortable Corridors? Included • Preliminary planning concept • Lane reconfigurations • Lane narrowing • Where parking removal is needed Not Included • Intersection design • Traffic calming design • How much parking is removed • Tree impacts
  32. 32. 32 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  33. 33. 33 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  34. 34. 34 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  35. 35. 35 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  36. 36. 36 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  37. 37. 37 Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Route or Shared Lane • Bike Lane • Buffered Bike Lane • Protected Bike Lane • Cycle Track • Off Street Path
  38. 38. 38 Comfortable Corridors A. Chicago/Hinman B. Howard C. Asbury/ Green Bay D. Maple, Noyes & Sherman E. Greenleaf F. Oakton, Callan, & South G. Sheridan & Edgemere H. Lincoln, Harrison, & Lincolnwood
  39. 39. 39
  40. 40. 40 For the Chicago Avenue/Hinman Avenue corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Keep the existing bike lane and shared lane conditions in place.
  41. 41. 41
  42. 42. 42 For the Howard Street corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Keep the existing bike lanes and shared lane conditions on Howard Street.
  43. 43. 43
  44. 44. 44 For the Asbury Avenue/Green Bay Road corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Do not pursue bike facilities on this corridor.
  45. 45. 45
  46. 46. 46 For the Maple/Noyes/Sherman corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Keep the existing bike routes on Maple and Noyes; do not pursue a bike facility on Sherman.
  47. 47. 47
  48. 48. 48 For the Greenleaf Street corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Keep Greenleaf Street as a bike route.
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  50. 50. 50 For the Oakton/Callan/South corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Keep these roads as bike routes.
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  52. 52. 52 For the Sheridan/Edgemere corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Leave the Sheridan Road bike route the way it is; do not pursue a bike facility on Edgemere Court.
  53. 53. 53
  54. 54. 54 For the Lincoln/Harrison/Lincolnwood corridor, which do you prefer? A. Refine Option A. B. Refine Option B. C. Leave the bike routes they way they are now.
  55. 55. 55 Existing Bicycle Network • Caters mostly to the “enthused and confident” • Not all corridors are comfortable
  56. 56. 56 Comfortable Corridors • Creates comfortable “backbone” bicycle network • Roadway changes needed
  57. 57. 57 To help reduce sign clutter, would you prefer that the City install bicycle signs only along comfortable corridors? A. Yes. B. No.
  58. 58. 58 Should Evanston prohibit adults bicyclists (over age 12) from bicycling on sidewalks in all shopping districts? A. Yes. B. No.
  59. 59. 59 Corridors of Concern • Crashes • Traffic Stress • Truck Routes • Bicyclist/Motorist conflicts
  60. 60. 60 Main Street • Based on the factors that identify it as a stressful corridor, do you support restricting bicycling on Main Street from McCormick to Hinman? A. I support this. B. I do not support this.
  61. 61. 61 Dempster Street • Based on the factors that identify it as a stressful corridor, do you support restricting bicycling on Dempster Street from McCormick to Hinman? A. I support this. B. I do not support this.
  62. 62. 62 Central Street • Based on the factors that identify it as a stressful corridor, do you support restricting bicycling on Central Street from Lincolnwood to Green Bay? A. I support this. B. I do not support this.
  63. 63. 63 Green Bay Road • Based on the factors that identify it as a stressful corridor, do you support restricting bicycling on Green Bay Road from Lincoln to Isabella? A. I support this. B. I do not support this.
  64. 64. 64 Chicago Avenue • Based on the factors that identify it as a stressful corridor, do you support restricting bicycling on Chicago Avenue from South Boulevard to Dempster? A. I support this. B. I do not support this.
  65. 65. 65 Closing Remarks • May – Submit Draft Plan to City • Late May – Advisory Committee Meeting • June – City Council Presentations

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