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ThinkBike WorkshopTeam Market Street    ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco   1
First impressions 2                  ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco                               19-20 September 2011
First impressions 3                  ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco                               19-20 September 2011
First impressions                    No quality: cars, less space,                    unpredictable 4                     ...
Share the lane?                           No space left            No breathing5                                      Thin...
Framing the RecommendationsDiscussions about requirements, networks, qualities, design,and policies  6                    ...
Functional Requirements•   Land use (functions, but also resting places)•   Meeting places (outdoor seating, water, green ...
More people in the future    Road capacity    (people per hour on 3.5 m width in a city)8                                 ...
Market Street in the Network• Parallel routes are also part of the network (very important)• Market Street is the central ...
Concentrate Cross-Traffic to a Few Key Streets10                                    ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco     ...
Key Principles of Design Recommendations•    Market Street is central and direct•    Green Carpet for bikes!! Continuous, ...
Ideal Design Profile• Pedestrians will keep their quality (> 20 feet)• Bikes get a separate, exclusive track (8-10 feet)• ...
Typical Section with Boarding Island, East of 7th St13                                      ThinkBike Workshop, San Franci...
Typical Mid-block Section East of 7th Street14                                      ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco     ...
Plan View at 8th Street15                        ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco                                     19-...
Plan View at McAllister/Jones Street16                                     ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco              ...
Design Solutions 17                ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco                              19-20 September 2011
Communications      Market Street is the        of San Francisco18                   ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco    ...
Goal: at least 20% increase in cyclists                     Infrastructure                      enforcement               ...
encouragement     • cheapest     • most convenient     • enjoyable     • safe and secure     • work with major merchants  ...
education     •   bike riders test     •   robust program     •   start young!     •   get the right equipment     •   fie...
policy/legal/enforcement/infrastructure •regular presence of cops on bikes •outdoor seating/24 hour public space •bike amb...
sample near term projects (components): [pedals] • program for middle school children to get certificates as "proficient r...
components     [bike seat]                   • bike touring program                   • robust bike sharing and parking po...
components     [fenders]     • bike education for bus drivers and other motorists     • "bike traffic school"/bike court/d...
26   ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco                19-20 September 2011
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ThinkBike San Francisco: Market Street

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San Francisco ThinkBike (September 2011) brought together Dutch and local experts to quickly brainstorm ideas over the course of two days for improving Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

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ThinkBike San Francisco: Market Street

  1. 1. ThinkBike WorkshopTeam Market Street ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 1
  2. 2. First impressions 2 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  3. 3. First impressions 3 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  4. 4. First impressions No quality: cars, less space, unpredictable 4 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  5. 5. Share the lane? No space left No breathing5 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  6. 6. Framing the RecommendationsDiscussions about requirements, networks, qualities, design,and policies 6 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  7. 7. Functional Requirements• Land use (functions, but also resting places)• Meeting places (outdoor seating, water, green space)• Space for pedestrians• Space for bicycles |• Public transport |• Heavy cargo | parking• Private vehicles |7 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  8. 8. More people in the future Road capacity (people per hour on 3.5 m width in a city)8 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco Source: Botma & Papendrecht, TU Delft 1991 19-20 September 2011
  9. 9. Market Street in the Network• Parallel routes are also part of the network (very important)• Market Street is the central and main bicycle route• Public transport on a central axis for tram, buses and underground train will stay• Better and cleaner stations• Concentrate private vehicles on a few main routes, resulting in fewer conflicts with bikes, pedestrians and transit9 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  10. 10. Concentrate Cross-Traffic to a Few Key Streets10 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  11. 11. Key Principles of Design Recommendations• Market Street is central and direct• Green Carpet for bikes!! Continuous, safe, attractive• No conflicts – separate bicyclists and motor vehicles• Reduce speed and volume of private vehicles• Concentrate transit where possible (west of 7th St)• New solutions for loading and transit stops• Accommodate paratransit11 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  12. 12. Ideal Design Profile• Pedestrians will keep their quality (> 20 feet)• Bikes get a separate, exclusive track (8-10 feet)• Central axis public transport for tram and bus (exclusive lane)• (Minimum) lane for non-transit vehicles• P – B – V – PT – V – B – P• Accommodate trees, portals (BART), seating, bike parking12 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  13. 13. Typical Section with Boarding Island, East of 7th St13 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  14. 14. Typical Mid-block Section East of 7th Street14 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  15. 15. Plan View at 8th Street15 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  16. 16. Plan View at McAllister/Jones Street16 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  17. 17. Design Solutions 17 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  18. 18. Communications Market Street is the of San Francisco18 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  19. 19. Goal: at least 20% increase in cyclists Infrastructure enforcement policy encouragement education19 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  20. 20. encouragement • cheapest • most convenient • enjoyable • safe and secure • work with major merchants to get the tie-ins "shop on your bikes and well get your purchases home" • bike sharing • bike parking20 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  21. 21. education • bike riders test • robust program • start young! • get the right equipment • field trips to market street • bus driver education for safe interaction with cyclists21 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  22. 22. policy/legal/enforcement/infrastructure •regular presence of cops on bikes •outdoor seating/24 hour public space •bike ambassador program •bike related businesses •shared liability •smooth confluence of cyclists / pedestrians/motorists/public transportation 22 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  23. 23. sample near term projects (components): [pedals] • program for middle school children to get certificates as "proficient riders" • field trip to Market Street • increased presence of cops on bikes • bike ambassador program23 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  24. 24. components [bike seat] • bike touring program • robust bike sharing and parking pods • cyclist-centric merchants/destinations for cyclists along Market • bike related businesses (bike food carts)24 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
  25. 25. components [fenders] • bike education for bus drivers and other motorists • "bike traffic school"/bike court/diversion program • managed delivery hours for increased flow of cycling traffic • additional motor vehicle restrictions to increase flow of cycling traffic25 ThinkBike Workshop, San Francisco 19-20 September 2011
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