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Comprehensive Local-Regional Bikeway Plan Technical Advisory Committee May 15, 2008
Project overview <ul><li>Started in April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal funds and four local share partners </li></ul><ul...
Scope <ul><li>12-month project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-month additional task for local planning  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wi...
Vision <ul><li>Develop a conceptual corridor plan for: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the existing system of regional bikeway...
Methods: public input <ul><li>Public and Jurisdictional surveys gathered at public meetings and online </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Methods: analyses <ul><li>Regional gap analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling demand </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations analyses...
The 5 E’s <ul><li>E ngineering </li></ul><ul><li>E ncouragement </li></ul><ul><li>E ducation </li></ul><ul><li>E nforcemen...
Engineering <ul><li>Complete the regional shared use trail network  </li></ul><ul><li>On-street bikeways needed to build a...
Facilities <ul><li>Bike Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Provides physical separation between bikes and autos within the roadway wid...
Facilities <ul><li>Shoulder Bikeway </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 4 to 6 feet wide </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate for rural r...
Other facilities
 
 
 
 
Engineering: Complete Streets <ul><li>Plan recommends that MVRPC adopt a regional  Complete Streets  Policy </li></ul><ul>...
Education <ul><li>Cyclist education </li></ul><ul><li>Motorist education </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service announcements </...
Encouragement <ul><li>Bike to Work Days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dayton, WPAFB, Xenia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recreational/Tou...
Enforcement <ul><li>Local police should enforce traffic laws against </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsafe  cyclist  behavior (ridi...
Evaluation and Planning <ul><li>Conduct annual bike and pedestrian counts </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Bicycle Advisory Comm...
Dayton Area Average Gasoline Price
Miami, FL - May 5, 2008 Associated Press Photo
Benefits <ul><li>Energy  $ aving $ </li></ul><ul><li>Improved health and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced quality of li...
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Comprehensive Local-Regional Bikeway Plan, TAC May 2008

  1. 1. Comprehensive Local-Regional Bikeway Plan Technical Advisory Committee May 15, 2008
  2. 2. Project overview <ul><li>Started in April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal funds and four local share partners </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee of trail managers, jurisdictions and advocates. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant contract with Alta Planning+Design and Burgess & Niple </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scope <ul><li>12-month project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-month additional task for local planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Within the MPO transportation planning area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mindful of connections outside the area </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Vision <ul><li>Develop a conceptual corridor plan for: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the existing system of regional bikeways </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Miami Valley communities to the regional bikeways system </li></ul><ul><li>Providing tools to jurisdictions that enhance local cycling environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design standards </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Methods: public input <ul><li>Public and Jurisdictional surveys gathered at public meetings and online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring and Summer 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listener Lunches, Strawberry Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public input meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May ’07, Oct ’07, Mar ’08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School Workshop July ’07 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Methods: analyses <ul><li>Regional gap analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling demand </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Crash data </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway suitability </li></ul>
  7. 7. The 5 E’s <ul><li>E ngineering </li></ul><ul><li>E ncouragement </li></ul><ul><li>E ducation </li></ul><ul><li>E nforcement </li></ul><ul><li>E valuation and Planning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Engineering <ul><li>Complete the regional shared use trail network </li></ul><ul><li>On-street bikeways needed to build a more complete regional network </li></ul><ul><li>Design guidelines for many types of on-street facilities and intersection improvements </li></ul>
  9. 9. Facilities <ul><li>Bike Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Provides physical separation between bikes and autos within the roadway width </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 5 feet wide </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for busy streets and arterials </li></ul><ul><li>Sharrow Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Special markings used to inform motorists to expect bicyclists in the travel lane. </li></ul><ul><li>Guides cyclists away from the parked cars </li></ul><ul><li>Used on streets with speed limit of 35 mph or less </li></ul>
  10. 10. Facilities <ul><li>Shoulder Bikeway </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 4 to 6 feet wide </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate for rural roads </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle Boulevard </li></ul><ul><li>Corridors preferentially designed for bikes </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of treatments along the full length </li></ul><ul><li>Cars allowed but will likely prefer another route. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other facilities
  12. 16. Engineering: Complete Streets <ul><li>Plan recommends that MVRPC adopt a regional Complete Streets Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadways serve all users – motorists, freight, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies typically require consideration of all users in design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide strict exceptions </li></ul></ul>Recommends training for local planning and engineering professionals
  13. 17. Education <ul><li>Cyclist education </li></ul><ul><li>Motorist education </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Rodeos </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle Maps </li></ul>
  14. 18. Encouragement <ul><li>Bike to Work Days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dayton, WPAFB, Xenia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recreational/Touring rides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike with a Ranger (NPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered Bridge Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Walk/Bike to school days </li></ul><ul><li>Bike to health </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Friendly Businesses program </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Less Live More </li></ul><ul><li>Pedal Pals </li></ul>
  15. 19. Enforcement <ul><li>Local police should enforce traffic laws against </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsafe cyclist behavior (riding against traffic, failure to signal, no lights at night) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsafe motorist behavior (driving too close, failure to yield, driving/parking in bike lane) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialized training may be needed </li></ul>
  16. 20. Evaluation and Planning <ul><li>Conduct annual bike and pedestrian counts </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Local Safe Routes to School committees </li></ul><ul><li>On-going study and improvements at high frequency bike and pedestrian crash locations </li></ul>
  17. 21. Dayton Area Average Gasoline Price
  18. 22. Miami, FL - May 5, 2008 Associated Press Photo
  19. 23. Benefits <ul><li>Energy $ aving $ </li></ul><ul><li>Improved health and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Regional competitiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Louisville, Columbus, Indianapolis, Cleveland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation efficiency, reduced congestion, multi-modal </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced air pollution </li></ul>
  20. 24. Comments and Discussion Thank you!

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