Presentation on theme: "COMPLETE STREETS ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA September 28, 2011 Mitzi A. Baker, AICP Active Living Rochester Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department."— Presentation transcript:
COMPLETE STREETS ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA September 28, 2011 Mitzi A. Baker, AICP Active Living Rochester Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department
Baseline Info: Population: 100,000+ Pedestrian Facilities: 500+ Miles Recreational Paths, Trails: 94 Miles Connectivity, Connectivity, Connectivity….interrupted by cul-de-sacs Parkland Dedication: 106+ Parks/ 4,000+ acres
Background Summer 2007 Awarded Contract from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for Active Community Planning Incorporate A L Principles into local policy Spring 2008 Formed Partnership Summer 2008 Awarded Contract for ALM Build on work and support implementation
Partnership Healthy Living Rochester Rochester Public Works Olmsted County Public Health Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department
Why Collaborate Credible Experts Pursuing the Common Good Together Advancing Connectivity Multi-Modal Transportation Livable Communities
Policy Actions Packaging the Work City Land Use Plan Text City Policy Complete Streets City Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance Comprehensive Plan
Ongoing Partnership Activities Planning & Public Works Public Health HLR Medical/Physicians
COMPLETE STREET – BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT 4 th Street Bridge Rochester, MN completed 2010
20 th St. SE Rochester, MN New 10’ wide bike/pedestrian path under construction 2011 This improvement will connect residential areas to schools, parks, additional trail systems and commercial and retail areas, including a grocery store.
Rochester, MN New in-pavement lighting and crosswalk system being installed June 2011. Pedestrian activated - light fixtures in the pavement will light up and flash to draw attention to the crosswalk when a pedestrian is crossing. Lighted crosswalk signs posted adjacent to the road will also flash while pavement lights flash.
Rochester, MN West Silver Lake Drive When this road was re-paved, on-street bike lanes were added (2009).
Working Toward a Vision “ A Community that promotes a culture of active living in holistic, diverse and comprehensive ways; where walking, biking and transit are the safe preferred options of residents.”