Sherry Ryan Transportation Systems Presentation

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Sherry Ryan Transportation Systems Presentation

  1. 1. Transportation Planning and Systems The Hillcrest Neighborhood Sherry Ryan, PhD School of Public Affairs, SDSU Alta Planning + Design
  2. 2. Overview • Why Long Range Transportation Planning? • Recent Legislation • Local Hillcrest Context • Current Planning for Hillcrest • Potential Futures
  3. 3. Why Long Range Transportation Planning? • Mandated by Federal and State Governments – Metropolitan Planning Organizations must do long range transportation planning to receive federal funds – Cities must adopt Circulation Elements • Provides objective basis for decision-making
  4. 4. Recent Legislative Trends • Sustainable Communities Strategy (2008 SB 375 ) – Sustainable Communities Strategies element in RTP – Region must meet greenhouse gas reduction targets – Housing allocations need to be consistent with SCS • The Complete Streets Act (2008 SB 1358 ) – Requires cities to account for all users of the roadway when updating their Circulation Elements
  5. 5. Content Requirement for Circulation Element Planning Location and extent of existing and proposed Currently transportation routes all correlated with the land use plan Plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets for safe and convenient travel. Commencing January, 2011 All users means bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, pedestrians, users of public transportation, and seniors. CALIFORNIA CODES GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65300-65303.4
  6. 6. Local Context Hillcrest’s Transportation System • Current Land Patterns • Roadway Network and Operations • Transit Network • Bicycle Network • Pedestrian Network
  7. 7. Land Uses SR 16 1,500 ac Total Land 3 315 ac Residential 80 ac Commercial 49 persons/ac vs. 23 persons/ac in the City of SD
  8. 8. Roadway Network Roadway Density 105 lf/acre of roadway vs. 70 lf/acre citywide Block Sizes ~ 650’ x 180’ Hillcrest ~ 600’ x 200’ Pacific Beach ~ 1,300‘ Scripps Ranch
  9. 9. Roadway Network Limited connections to surrounding communities Neighborhood divided by topography and bottleneck @ SR-163
  10. 10. Vehicular Level of Service 2 miles @ LOS E/F 6% of Hillcrest roadways @ LOS E/F vs 26% of citywide roadways @ LOS E/F
  11. 11. Transit Network 8 Transit Routes Frequencies ranging from 15’ to 30’ Population Within 1,000’ of Transit 80% vs 55% (Hillcrest vs. city)
  12. 12. Bicycle Network Bike Facility - 2.2 miles Class I - 0.3 miles Class III - 1.9 miles 6% of roadways have bike facility Population Within 500’ of Bike Facility 24% vs 30%
  13. 13. Pedestrian Deficiencies • PMP map 5,192 ft of missing sidewalk 60 missing curb ramps and obstructions
  14. 14. What’s in the Plans for Hillcrest? City’s General Plan – adopted 2008 Land Uses SANDAG’s 2004 Regional Comprehensive Plan Roadways City’s General Plan – adopted 2008 & Transit SANDAG’s 2006 Regional Transportation Plan City’s Bicycle Master Plan Update – Spring 2010 Bicycle SANDAG’s Regional Bike Plan – Spring 2010 Pedestrian City’s Pedestrian Master Plan – Spring 2010
  15. 15. 2030 Village Propensity Assessment City’s 2008 General Plan Update “City of Villages” identify village locations through CPU process
  16. 16. 2030 City Land Use Plan Mixed Use Corridors along 4th/5th Ave, University Ave, Washington Ave
  17. 17. SANDAG’s Regional Comprehensive Plan Min 40 du/ac Min 50 employees/acre Light Rail / Bus Rapid Transit
  18. 18. Chula Vista Place Type: Urban Center 18
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  20. 20. E Street near Bayfront/ E Street Trolley Station – Chula Vista, CA 20
  21. 21. E Street near Bayfront/ E Street Trolley Station – Chula Vista, CA Existing Conceptual 21
  22. 22. Imperial Beach Place Type: Mixed Use Transit Corridor Old Palm Avenue and 2nd Street 22
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  24. 24. Old Palm Avenue and 2nd Street Imperial Beach, CA 24
  25. 25. Old Palm Avenue and 2nd Street Imperial Beach, CA Existing Conceptual 25
  26. 26. Circulation Element Update 2008 Circulation Element Update No new roadway linkages planned for Hillcrest
  27. 27. SANDAG’s 2030 Regional Transportation Plan Rapid Bus Transit 4th / 5th and Washington St
  28. 28. Transit Futures
  29. 29. Transit Futures
  30. 30. Transits Futures
  31. 31. City’s Bicycle Master Plan Update 7.3 miles Bike Lane 1 Mile of Bicycle Boulevard 2.1 miles Bicycle Route
  32. 32. SANDAG’s Regional Bicycle Plan High Priority Regional Bicycle Corridors serving Hillcrest
  33. 33. Bicycling Future
  34. 34. 6th Avenue – Multimodal Future 2-travel lanes + 2 transit lanes + bike lanes
  35. 35. 5th Avenue – Multimodal Future 2-travel lanes + Cycle Track
  36. 36. 4th Avenue – Multimodal Future 2-travel lanes + Bike Lane
  37. 37. Parting Thoughts… • Diversify the public right-of-way • Be wary of LOS results • Understand the constraints of the planning process
  38. 38. THANK YOU! Sherry Ryan, PhD School of Public Affairs, SDSU Alta Planning + Design

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