New Rochelle Downtown Traffic Study January 2014

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New Rochelle Downtown Traffic Study January 2014

  1. 1. City of New Rochelle Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown February 2014 DRAFT City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 1
  2. 2. City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 2
  3. 3. 1. The best way to experience Downtown New Rochelle is by meeting our residents, shopping in our stores, and viewing our waterfront. The best way to do this is on foot, so signage and safe, convenient walking downtown is the highest priority for our transportation system. 2. Downtown New Rochelle has the benefit of an incredibly busy train station. Capitalizing on this strength can only make the area stronger. 3. Many people drive to Downtown New Rochelle and the city has made significant investment in its parking system. That’s a great match! Let’s allow people to Park Once so we are not overwhelmed by traffic. 4. Downtown New Rochelle, the surrounding neighborhoods, parks, and waterfront are all within a 5-minute bike ride. Making it safe and easy to cycle is imperative for a sustainable future. Guiding Principles City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 3
  4. 4. Framework Map Larger Study Area City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 4
  5. 5. Framework Map Downtown Area City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 5
  6. 6. Where People Walk City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 6
  7. 7. Where People Walk City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 7
  8. 8. Train Station Access Priority 1. Walking 2. Bicycling 3. Transit 4. Vehicle Hospital City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 8
  9. 9. Train Station Access Renderings by •TOD Smart Growth Study Around the Intermodal Hub in New Rochelle, NY by Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge, 2013 •New Rochelle Urban Design Studio at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation , 2013 City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 9
  10. 10. Street Direction Changes With Station Plaza North one-way east bound City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 10
  11. 11. Vehicle Routes to Station Plaza North (1way EB) Routes to Station City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Routes from Station 11
  12. 12. Division Street and Station Plaza North With Station Plaza North one-way east bound City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 12
  13. 13. North Avenue and Station Plaza North Proposed Interchange Configuration City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 13
  14. 14. North Avenue Bridge - NYSDOT proposal City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 14
  15. 15. North Avenue Bridge - concerns with NYSDOT proposal City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 15
  16. 16. North Avenue, south of Huguenot Existing Buffered Bicycle Lanes City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 17
  17. 17. North Avenue, north of I-95 Bridge Existing Proposed Midblock, Parking Both Sides City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 18
  18. 18. A Huguenot & Main 1-way, Bicycle Lanes Both Streets Existing Bicycle Lane City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Existing Bicycle Lane 19
  19. 19. B Huguenot & Main 1-way, Cycletrack on Huguenot, Wider Sidewalks on Main Existing Cycletrack on Huguenot City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Existing Wider Sidewalks on Main 20
  20. 20. C Huguenot & Main 2-way, Cycletrack on Huguenot, Wider Sidewalks on Main Existing Bike Lanes on Huguenot City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Existing Wider Sidewalks on Main 21
  21. 21. Main & Huguenot Gateways Proposed Western Gateway City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Proposed Eastern Gateway 22
  22. 22. Laneways and Crossings Potential walkway over I-95 directly connects train station and hospital. City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 23
  23. 23. Waterfront Connections City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 24
  24. 24. Bicycle Routes Proposed routes: •North Avenue •Huguenot Street •Garden Street •Pelham Road / Echo Avenue •Beechmont Lake to the Armory City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 25
  25. 25. Garden Street, North Avenue to Cedar Street Existing Two-Way Cycle Track City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 26
  26. 26. Pelham Road / Echo Avenue, Main to Centre Existing Bicycle Lanes City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 27
  27. 27. Beechmont Lake to Armory Bicycle Route City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown Proposed 28
  28. 28. Petersville Road, Palmer to Portman Existing Proposed Cycle Track City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 29
  29. 29. Petersville Road, Portman to 5th Avenue Existing Proposed Buffered Bicycle Lanes City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 30
  30. 30. Palmer Avenue, Stephenson to Petersville Existing Proposed Cycle Tracks City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 31
  31. 31. Stephenson Blvd, Palmer to Main Existing Proposed Bicycle Lanes City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 32
  32. 32. Downtown Shuttle (Circulator) City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 33
  33. 33. Ferry Landings City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 34
  34. 34. North & Huguenot Existing Center of town Designed for driving Gateway opportunity City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 35
  35. 35. North & Huguenot Proposed Center of town Designed for driving Gateway opportunity City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 36
  36. 36. Gateways, Focal Points City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 37
  37. 37. Former City Hall Cupola City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 38
  38. 38. North & Huguenot Wider sidewalks Former City Hall cupola on median Classic street lights with banners Image to come City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 39 39
  39. 39. Signal Timing Main & Webster •Add west crosswalk •Add LPI •East crosswalk on turn phase •Signalize gas station Proposed Signal Timing City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 40
  40. 40. Memorial Highway & Burling Lane City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 41
  41. 41. Sufficient parking, but Parking – Not in right place – Not at right time Need better – – – – – Wayfinding Shortcuts Routes Lighting Shuttle Parking Management and Related Services RFP City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 42
  42. 42. Exit 16 Interchange •Convert ramps to streets •Add roundabouts •All streets 2-way •Reroute Cedar St •Development parcels City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 43
  43. 43. Wayfinding Benefits Boost downtown dining & shopping Create pedestrian-friendliness Explore downtown on foot Capture New Rochelle’s historic character Market transit-oriented development housing City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 44
  44. 44. Signage & Wayfinding Existing Gateways: Point of Departure City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 45
  45. 45. Signage & Wayfinding Gateway Concept - Primary City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 46
  46. 46. Signage & Wayfinding Gateway Concept - Secondary City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 47
  47. 47. Signage & Wayfinding Welcome to Downtown Sign City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 48
  48. 48. Signage & Wayfinding Orientation and Directional Signage at Transit Center City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 49
  49. 49. Signage & Wayfinding Downtown Event Promotions at Transit Center City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 50
  50. 50. Signage & Wayfinding Vehicle Wayfinding to Downtown City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 51
  51. 51. Signage & Wayfinding Vehicle Wayfinding To Transit Center City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 52
  52. 52. Signage & Wayfinding Pedestrian Wayfinding to Transit Center City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 53
  53. 53. Street Name Changes •River St becomes Echo Ave •Memorial Highway becomes Church St •Garden St becomes Burling Lane •Railroad Ave becomes Station Plaza South •Lecount Pl becomes Locust Ave •Westchester Pl and Anderston St take a new name •Lawton St, Bridge St, and Grand St take a new name •Clinton Pl and Leroy Pl take a new name City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 54
  54. 54. Summary 1. Train Station Access • Station Plaza North 2. North Ave Road Diet 3. Main/Huguenot Streets • • 4. 5. North Avenue Huguenot Street routes to the waterfront Shuttle (Circulator) • 8. pedestrian and bicycle bridge Bicycle Facilities • • • 7. gateways to downtown Laneways Downtown to the Waterfront • 6. North Av bridge over I-95 ferry service Problematic Junctions • • • • Main St & Webster Av North Av & Huguenot St North Av & Station Plaza North Memorial Hwy & Burling Ln 9. Parking 10. I-95 Exit 16 11. Signage and Wayfinding • street names City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 55
  55. 55. merci NELSONNYGAARD CONSULTING ASSOCIATES © 2014 City of New Rochelle – Traffic Circulation and Gateways to the City’s Downtown 56

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