Presentation on theme: "Steve Dittmer Supervising Engineer Curb Ramp Prioritizations Capital Improvement Planning."— Presentation transcript:
Steve Dittmer Supervising Engineer Curb Ramp Prioritizations Capital Improvement Planning
Is the location within ¼ mile of a City-operated program or building? Is the location within ¼ mile of a public building (non City-owned)? Is the location within ¼ mile of a City bus stop? Is the location at or near a facility with disabled clients? Does the location have heavy pedestrian traffic? Is the location currently on the Pedestrian Ramp List? Is it cost effective to repair? (Are there subterranean conflicts?) Are there feasible alternate routes? The Criteria Utilized to Determine Prioritization
Rob Sprinkle, Supervising Engineer Traffic Signal and Electrical Improvements
Audible Pedestrian Signal Installations (Chirpers) Piner Road/Peterson Drive West Steele Lane/Range Avenue Montgomery Drive/Yulupa Avenue Sonoma Avenue/Yulupa Avenue Bennett Valley Road/ Brookwood – vibra-tactile buttons
Signal Installations – Including Chirpers and Ramps Rincon Ridge and Fountaingrove Pkwy.
Pedestrian Activated Flashers (including ramps) Chanate at Sutter Hospital Montgomery at Memorial Hospital Vallejo at Brookhill School Montgomery at about 800 feet east of Jacqueline
Pedestrian Timing Modifications Marlow and Piner Kawana Springs at Santa Rosa Avenue
Countdown Pedestrian Heads Round 1 –37 were installed Round 2 –36 will be installed within the next this six months
Lowered Pedestrian Buttons Mission Blvd and Montgomery Drive - modifications to the island Guerneville Road and Range Avenue
Julia Gonzalez Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Safe Routes to School Program
The City recently launched a Safe Routes to School Campaign The campaign aims to empower our community to make walking, bicycling and carpooling safer, and a more popular way to get to school. Caltrans awarded the City a 2-year grant to conduct a pilot educational campaign focused on the Santa Rosa City Schools District.
In 1969 about half of all students walked or cycled to school; today that number has dropped to only 12 percent. Walking or bicycling to school has been replaced largely by parents driving their children. The result has been: Increased traffic congestion around schools during drop- off and pick-up hours. The air quality around schools is degraded during hours of traffic congestion. Increases in levels of inactivity and obesity in children today. We are now seeing an increase in the number of children developing diabetes and other chronic diseases related to being over-weight.
In addition to improving pedestrian and bicycle safety through education the campaign aims to: decrease traffic congestion around schools reduce obesity rates among children improve air quality around schools develop a campaign that is inclusive and encourages all students to participate in the program