Cycle lane - Walk Bike Connect

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PIKES PEAK REGIONAL
NONMOTORIZED
TRANSPORTATION
SYSTEM PLAN
PUBLIC MEETING
NOVEMBER - 2013
AGENDA
 Welcome &
Orientation
 Best Practice &
Design
 Current Conditions
 Issues &
Opportunities
 How to Participate
 Comments &
Questions
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WELCOME & ORIENTATION
 What is a Regional Nonmotorized
Transportation System Plan?
 Background of the plan
 Key goals and objectives
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Establish a continuous and coordinated regional nonmotorized transportation
network that will increase the incidence of bicycling and walking.
Reduce the number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
Encourage organizations to improve traffic safety, education and enforcement.
Promote public awareness and acceptance of nonmotorized transportation
modes.
Create a traveling environment in which bicycling and walking are attractive
alternatives.
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PLAN ELEMENTS
CITY OF WOODLAND PARK
NONMOTORIZED PLAN
EL PASO COUNTY
NONMOTORIZED PLAN
CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS
NONMOTORIZED PLAN
PIKES PEAK REGIONAL
NONMOTORIZED
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN
“THE PLAN & ELEMENTS”
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MAP OF STUDY AREA
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PROCESS & SCHEDULE
YOU ARE HERE!
PROJECT
START
Project Initiation
Jul 2013 –
Aug 2013
Public Input
Opportunity #2
Existing
Conditions, Issues
Identification,
Vision & Goals
Aug 2013 –
Nov 2013
Public Input
Opportunity #1
Draft Pikes Peak Regional
Nonmotorized
Transportation System Plan
Apr 2014 –
Jun 2014
Site Audit and
Design Standards
Aug 2013 –
Nov 2013
Implementation
& Funding Plan
Feb 2014 –
Apr 2014
Route Analysis &
Recommended
Improvements
Nov 2013 –
Feb 2014
Final City of Colorado Springs Plan
Final Pikes Peak Regional
Nonmotorized System Plan
Jul 2014
Final City of Woodland Park Plan
PROJECT
COMPLETE
Project Complete &
Determine Next Steps
Final El Paso County Plan
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WORK TO DATE
 Stakeholder
identification &
outreach
 Initial data collection
 Cycle auditing
 Website
development
 Base mapping
 Scoping economic
analysis
 Initial design
standards review
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BEST PRACTICES &
DESIGN
BIKE & PEDESTRIAN BEST PRACTICES
Before
After
Urban street conversion (images: NYC DOT)
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BIKE & PEDESTRIAN BEST PRACTICES
Illuminating asphalt
Two way cycle lane
Bike box
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
Buffered cycle lane &
parking
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
Path lighting
Solar lighting
Grade separated cycle
lane
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
Cycle lane
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
Intersection surface
treatment
(image: NACTO Bikeway Design
Guide)
Lighting & illumination
(images: pro-teq, Astrucia,
Phillips)
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OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
Child cycle training
Mapping & promotions
Cyclovias and other events
Adult cycle training
Trip planners
Cycle parking
Wayfinding & signage
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CURRENT
CONDITIONS
CURRENT CONDITIONS
 On-going cycle audits
 Cycling each study
subarea
 Understanding:
– Current conditions
– Existing improvements
– Gaps in the system
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CURRENT CONDITIONS
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KEY THEMES –
OPPORTUNITIES &
CHALLENGES
THEMES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
 Key themes
identified through:
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Focus groups
Observations
Website feedback
Outreach efforts to
date
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THEMES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
Opportunities to Build Upon…
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Infrastructure foundation to build from
Active recreation culture
Complete Streets policies to support all users
Most trails well maintained
Attracting outdoors industry
North/South infrastructure better than East/West
Limited user conflict
League of American Bicyclist silver status
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THEMES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
Issues & Challenges to Address…
 Connectivity and signage – unsafe crossings, disjointed
trails and bike lanes, etc.
 Safety issues – lighting, improved safety analysis, etc.
 Education on sharing the road
 No comprehensive trail/route map
 Need champions from jurisdictions to help implement
 Sidewalks – maintenance, consistency in curb cuts, etc.
 Need nonmotorized planning in new developments
 Need to incorporate public health impacts
 Scarcity of funding resources
 Coordination across jurisdictions
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HOW TO
PARTICIPATE
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
 We want your comments and
feedback!
 Explore open house stations:
– Orientation
– Issues & Opportunities
• Annotate the maps with issues &
opportunities
– Best Practices & Design
– Current Conditions
 Complete comment forms
 Comment on our website &
support the Open Street Maps
development – computer stations
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Via the web at:
www.walkbikeconnect.org
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COMMENTS & QUESTIONS
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THANK YOU FOR
YOUR PARTICIPATION!

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