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1 COMPLETE STREETS ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA September 28, 2011 Mitzi A. Baker, AICP Active Living Rochester Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department

2 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

3 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

4 Partnership  Healthy Living Rochester  Rochester Public Works  Olmsted County Public Health  Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department

5 Why Collaborate  Credible Experts  Pursuing the Common Good Together  Advancing  Connectivity  Multi-Modal Transportation  Livable Communities

6 Policy Actions Packaging the Work City Land Use Plan Text City Policy Complete Streets City Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance Comprehensive Plan

7 Ongoing Partnership Activities  Planning &  Public Works  Public Health  HLR  Medical/Physicians

8 Implementation  Successes  Challenges  4-3 conversion  Lessons Learned  Leveraging the Partnership

9 New - July 2010

10 Transit & Pedestrian Improvements

11 COMPLETE STREET – BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT 4 th Street Bridge Rochester, MN completed 2010

12 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.

13 Rochester, MN New in-pavement lighting and crosswalk system being installed June 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.

14 Rochester, MN West Silver Lake Drive When this road was re-paved, on-street bike lanes were added (2009).

15 Recognition

16 Supportive Messaging

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18 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.”


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