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2016 TAP Summary:
Woodward Corridor
Neighborhood Bicycle
Network
Ferndale Community and Economic Development Department
Ap...
2016 TAP Grant Application
 CED staff recently completed an application through SEMCOG/MDOT to be
awarded 2016 Transporta...
Project Purpose
 Enhance quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors along in Ferndale
and surrounding Woodwar...
Woodward Corridor Neighborhood
Bicycle Network
 The goal is to create a highly visible, connected neighborhood bicycle ro...
Proposed Woodward Corridor Bicycle
Network
 …
Grant Funded Elements
 Participating items of work for the project include:
 Local bike route signage
 Shared lane mark...
Wayfinding Signage Benefits
 There are a variety of beneficial reasons for communities to install wayfinding
signage on a...
Complete Streets Coordination
 The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle
Network supports the City of Ferndale’s Complet...
Project Alignment With Existing Plans
 The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle
Route is pursuant of regional transport...
Ferndale Proposed Improvements
 Aside from updating signage to MMUTCD standards and including more way-finding
informatio...
Project Summary
 The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network is a competitive
project and efficient use of grant f...
Tentative Milestone Timeline
 Sep. 2015 – Plans and Estimate Complete
 Oct. 2015 – Grade Inspection Package submitted to...
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Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network - 2016 TAP Award

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A summary of a recent grant application I wrote for the City of Ferndale and 5 other communities for a 17 mile bicycle route. The project was awarded over $200k in grant money and will be completed in late 2016.

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Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network - 2016 TAP Award

  1. 1. 2016 TAP Summary: Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network Ferndale Community and Economic Development Department April 27, 2015
  2. 2. 2016 TAP Grant Application  CED staff recently completed an application through SEMCOG/MDOT to be awarded 2016 Transportation Alternatives Funding (TAP)  Proposed transportation improvements that qualify must benefit pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, such as shared-use paths, streetscapes, etc.  City of Ferndale has previously been awarded for street improvement projects on West Nine Mile Road and Livernois Street
  3. 3. Project Purpose  Enhance quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors along in Ferndale and surrounding Woodward Corridor by creating a connected neighborhood bicycle route with adjacent cities:  Hazel Park  Huntington Woods  Oak Park  Pleasant Ridge  Royal Oak
  4. 4. Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network  The goal is to create a highly visible, connected neighborhood bicycle route that enhances linkages and builds relationships with communities surrounding Woodward Corridor:  17.1 Mile Loop includes:  Central Business Districts  Employment Centers  13 Parks  10 Schools  2 Libraries  1 University
  5. 5. Proposed Woodward Corridor Bicycle Network  …
  6. 6. Grant Funded Elements  Participating items of work for the project include:  Local bike route signage  Shared lane markings and bike lanes  High visibility crosswalks  Wayfinding hubs
  7. 7. Wayfinding Signage Benefits  There are a variety of beneficial reasons for communities to install wayfinding signage on a bicycle network:  Familiarize users with the bicycle network  Identify the best routes to destinations  Overcome a “barrier to entry” for infrequent bicyclists  Denote mileage and travel time to destinations to help educate and minimize the tendency to overestimate bicycle travel time  Visually indicate to motorists the presence of a bicycle route and use caution  Market the bicycle network and neighborhoods by providing unique and consistent imagery throughout the jurisdiction Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  8. 8. Complete Streets Coordination  The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network supports the City of Ferndale’s Complete Streets ordinance by improving roadways to “safely accommodate all users of the right-of-way”  Enhances collective space to give pedestrians and cyclists an equitable share of streets  Aligns with recent non-motorized projects:  TAP funded: West Nine Mile Rd, Livernois Street (from Eight to Nine Mile), Fourth Street (Royal Oak)  Non-TAP funded: Hilton Road, East Nine Mile Road W. Nine Mile Improvements Livernois Street Improvements
  9. 9. Project Alignment With Existing Plans  The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Route is pursuant of regional transportation coordination and aligns with many of the participating communities’ specific plans:  City of Ferndale Non-Motorized Plan and 2008 Master Plan  Huntington Woods 2014 Master Plan  Oak Park 2014 Strategic Economic Development Plan  Oakland County Routes Map  Pleasant Ridge 2015 Community Master Plan  Royal Oak 2012 Non-Motorized Plan  SEMCOG Regional Non-Motorized Plan for Oakland County City of Royal Oak 2013 Non-Motorized Plan
  10. 10. Ferndale Proposed Improvements  Aside from updating signage to MMUTCD standards and including more way-finding information, the City’s grant proposal includes enhancements as part of Ferndale’s Non-Motorized Plan:  Shared lane markings and bike lanes  Improved pedestrian crossings with flashing beacons and curb extensions  Wayfinding Hubs with maps, repair stations, and bike parking
  11. 11. Project Summary  The Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network is a competitive project and efficient use of grant funds to better connect six adjacent communities  The project showcases unique collaboration between these six communities in the creation of a 17 mile loop  The route provides better circulation among communities and provides a safe route for levels of cycling comfort  The six communities are backing up their commitment to Complete Streets and Non-Motorized Improvements with a 30% match
  12. 12. Tentative Milestone Timeline  Sep. 2015 – Plans and Estimate Complete  Oct. 2015 – Grade Inspection Package submitted to MDOT  Nov. 2015: Right of Way Certified  Dec. 2015: Matching Funds Certified  Jan. 2016: Project Listed in Approved TIP/STIP  Feb. 2016: Advertisement Start Date  Mar. 2016: Construction Letting Date  Apr. 2016: Construction Start Date  Jul. 2016: Construction End Date

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