GDOT`s mission - Georgia Bikes!

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GDOT’s Mission and Bicycling
Georgia Bikes Summit
October 24th – 26th 2014
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1. GDOT Mission
2. Complete Streets Policy
3. Road Safety Audits
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1. GDOT Mission
GDOT’s mission
Provide a safe, connected and environmentally sensitive
transportation system that enhances Georgia’s economic
competitiveness by working efficiently and
communicating effectively to create strong partnerships
My vision
Having safe, bikeable transportation networks,
especially for kids.
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2300 MILES
39 DAYS
12 STATES
1 FLAT TIRE
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2. Complete Streets
Complete Streets policy emphasizes safety,
mobility, and accessibility for all modes of travel
and individuals of all ages and abilities.
Implementation with roadway construction and
reconstruction projects.
Shaping a change in culture for roadway design.
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2. Complete Streets
5 Sections of the Policy
Principles: Fit the context; anticipate demand;
accommodate at intersections; pair projects.
People: Who are the expected or desired users?
Networks: Includes nearly every roadway in GA.
Warrants:
of the policy; standards & guidelines.
Design: Refer to AASHTO, NACTO, MUTCD.
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2. Complete Streets
45%
41%
40%
35%
27%
30%
25%
20%
19%
15%
33%
Complete
Streets
Policy
adopted
10%
5%
0%
Mar-12
Sep-12
Mar-13
Sep-13
% Of GDOT projects with bicycle
accommodation
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2. Complete Streets
The path forward
Continual evaluation.
Keep our statewide, regional, and local planning.
documents current.
Balance is needed for all modes.
Need for innovative funding sources.
Need for bike counts.
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3. Road Safety Audits
Mechanism to systematically identify safety
improvement needs along a corridor.
At least two RSA’s per year in each of the seven
GDOT districts as well as two additional RSA’s per
year in the metro Atlanta district.
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3. Road Safety Audits
Step 1
• Identify location
Step 2
• Select RSA team
Step 3
• Pre-audit meeting
Step 4
• Field review
Step 5
• Brainstorming and analysis
Step 6
• Report of findings
Step 7
• Project planning
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3. Road Safety Audits
Request an RSA: Talk to your
GDOT district traffic engineer.
RSA team in action on Prince Avenue
Photo: http://onlineathens.com
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Email or drop
me a line!
[email protected]
404.635.2834
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