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Pedestrian and Bicycle Issues Richmond, CA Richmond Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (RBPAC) June 2, 2008.

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1 Pedestrian and Bicycle Issues Richmond, CA Richmond Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (RBPAC) June 2, 2008

2 Why walk and bicycle? Physical Activity/Health Transportation Enjoyment

3 Walk and bicycle trips, National household travel survey results, 1990, 1995, and 2001 Walk Trips (billion) Walk Trips % Bike Trips (billion) Bike Trips % Combined Trips (billion) Combined Trips % 1990 NPTS NPTS NHTS

4 Richmond Pedestrian Collisions collisions – facts and factors Drivers not yielding to peds in crosswalks Pedestrians not in intersection or crosswalk Drivers not obeying traffic signs and signals 46% of the victims were African-American, almost 60% were female 1/4 were year olds Most injuries occur in the afternoon and evening hours (Noon-9:59 PM)

5 Richmond Ped Collisions

6 Five Priority “Hot Spots” 23 rd St. between Bissell and Grant, 19 th to 27 th 23 rd St. near Richmond High Between Nevin and Macdonald, 33 rd to 41 st Between Barrett and Chanslor, 1 st to 7 th Cutting, between Carlson and S. 41 st

7 Richmond Pedestrian Injuries Before PEDS During PEDS Age Total For several years, Richmond had one of the highest rates of pedestrian injury for CA cities of its size

8 Bicycle Injuries 2001 to 2007 Total: 158 Collisions – top causes Bicyclist on Wrong Side of Road (51) Auto Right of Way Violations (28) Traffic Signs and Signals (18) Improper Turning (17)

9 Richmond Bicycle Collision Map

10 Bike Collision Hot Spots Macdonald – from 1 st to 24 th ; 37 th to 45 th 23 rd Street, between Rheem and Cutting Cutting, between 22 nd and 41 st Streets Barrett, between 6 th and 8 th St; and between 36 th Street, Rt. 80 and Key Boulevard 13 th Street, between Rheem and Esmond Carlson at Rt. 80 and San Luis Street

11 Contrasting Bicycles and Pedestrians Similarities Travel slower than vehicles Vulnerable to traffic, weather,and pollution Are unlicensed Include a range of ages, abilities, and disabilities Differences Bicycles can travel faster and farther Pedestrians slower, can change direction quickly, and frequently stop Bicyclists ride on roadway and follow vehicle rules Pedestrians require sidewalks

12 Pedestrian Engineering Principles Buffer between cars and walkers Wide sidewalks, at least 6 feet Create visibility of/for pedestrian Shorten Crossing Distance Lengthen Crossing Time Attractive, useful destinations Action : Create Pedestrian Districts

13 For Safer Walking You Need …. Wide sidewalks

14 Drivers need to see walkers, and vice versa

15 Bicycle Engineering Principles Bike-compatible traffic calming Bike-permeable barriers Site distances to opposing traffic Wide lanes to prevent “dooring” Action: Create a network of designated on/off street bikeways

16 Bike paths for health and transportation

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18 Presentation by Nancy Baer, MSW Program Manager Contra Costa Health Services Funding for this project provided by the CA Kids’ Plate program


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