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 2 WELCOME & ORIENTATION What is a Regional Nonmotorized Transportation System Plan? Background of the plan Key goals and objectives – – – – – 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. 3 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” 4 MAP OF STUDY AREA 5 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 6 WORK TO DATE Stakeholder identification & outreach Initial data collection Cycle auditing Website development Base mapping Scoping economic analysis Initial design standards review 7 BEST PRACTICES & DESIGN BIKE & PEDESTRIAN BEST PRACTICES Before After Urban street conversion (images: NYC DOT) 9 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) 10 OTHER IMPROVEMENTS Child cycle training Mapping & promotions Cyclovias and other events Adult cycle training Trip planners Cycle parking Wayfinding & signage 11 CURRENT CONDITIONS CURRENT CONDITIONS On-going cycle audits Cycling each study subarea Understanding: – Current conditions – Existing improvements – Gaps in the system 13 CURRENT CONDITIONS 14 KEY THEMES – OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES THEMES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES Key themes identified through: – – – – Focus groups Observations Website feedback Outreach efforts to date 16 THEMES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES Opportunities to Build Upon… 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 17 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 18 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 20 HOW TO PARTICIPATE Via the web at: www.walkbikeconnect.org 21 COMMENTS & QUESTIONS 22 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!