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1 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit AuthorityCuyahoga County, Ohio Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference

2 Cuyahoga County, Ohio In a nutshell, complete streets are… … roadways designed and operated to safely and comfortably accommodate multiple users of all ages and abilities, including cyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, elderly, delivery and service personnel, and emergency responders; and to accommodate and slow stormwater runoff as part of a comprehensive storm water management system.

3 Cuyahoga County, Ohio

4 Steps to Implementing Complete Streets 1.Collaborating Local Communities Regional Networks 2.Adopting a policy Legislative Resolution Planning Documents Tax District 3.Changing Procedures & Implementing Design Road Projects – criteria for selecting, checklists, signalization Design Guidelines – including streetscape Codes and Procedures – stormwater, parking, bicycle facilities Traffic enforcement – parking, speed, bicycle clearance 4.Select Project and Apply for funding 5.Measuring performance

5 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Cuyahoga County Toolkit for Complete Streets Implementation 59 communities with different levels of Commitment Interest in complete streets Varying demographics, geography, and development patterns Home Rule in Ohio County can legally provide Advocacy for benefits of complete streets Technical assistance with plans and policies Improvements to County roads if approached by community Thus a toolkit: Provides options for different needs and starting points Promotes a common language among communities Offers starting point for conversation between communities and county

6 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Principles of the Toolkit Easy to read/ lots of graphics Targeted to communities with different levels of commitment Primary audience: planners, engineers, elected officials, advocates Each chapter able to stand alone for future updates Community not sure about it benefits and challenges Community eager to implement implementation chapter Community with specific project design guidelines

7 Cuyahoga County, Ohio When to Include Complete Streets (or is my project too far down the road?) Planning, and Scoping Meaningful and extensive integration of complete streets elements possible Leverage STP dollars Complete streets elements can be designed and built for the same or less costs than if they are considered later in the project Preliminary Engineering and Design Minor improvements for all users of the road possible Final Design Projects that are too far down the road can still include some complete streets elements such as striping and signing. Include complete streets considerations as early as possible in the project development process to avoid costly change order or project modifications

8 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Toolkit Outline Chapter 1: Background Chapter 2: Planning a Road Project Chapter 3: Complete Streets Typology Chapter 4: Design Elements Chapter 5: Steps to Implementation

9 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Finding Opportunities for Complete Streets Step 1: Analyze existing and future road context Step 2: Determine desired mode priorities Step 3: Review existing roadway conditions Step 4: Select complete streets elements Development Patterns Commercial, Retail, Office Neighborhood or residential Industrial Semi-Rural Other Development Patterns Commercial, Retail, Office Neighborhood or residential Industrial Semi-Rural Other Street Network Option for Multi-modal access to: Greenways or parks Regional bike network Transit Schools Business Centers Street Network Option for Multi-modal access to: Greenways or parks Regional bike network Transit Schools Business Centers Type of Project Maintenance Resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation Reconstruction New Construction Type of Project Maintenance Resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation Reconstruction New Construction Priorities for Public Investment Roadway Dimensions >70’ Large Street 48’ - 69’ Medium Street 30’ – 47’ Small Street <30’ Very Small Street Roadway Dimensions >70’ Large Street 48’ - 69’ Medium Street 30’ – 47’ Small Street <30’ Very Small Street Design Elements Road or Lane Diet Pedestrian Facilities Transit Facilities Bicycle Facilities Water Management and Landscaping Parking Management Design Elements Road or Lane Diet Pedestrian Facilities Transit Facilities Bicycle Facilities Water Management and Landscaping Parking Management

10 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 1 – Analyze Network and Needs: Consider the Street Network

11 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 2 – Mode Priorities: Impact of Mode Priorities on Design Choices

12 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 3 – Existing Conditions: Reviewing the Existing Road Conditions Land Use Based Commercial Industrial Semi-rural Subdivision / Cul-de-sac Residential Lane Network Based Commuter Boulevard Neighborhood Connector Transit Spine Access/ Alleys Bridges Roadway Dimensions Large 5 or more traffic lanes Medium 3 – 5 traffic lanes Small 2 – 3 traffic lanes Very Small 1 – 2 traffic lanes

13 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 3 – Existing Conditions: Example of Street Typology (Land Use Based) Street TypologyMain FocusPrimary UsersSecondary Users Commercial Shopping, entertainment, commercial activity Industrial Connectivity of industrial areas Semi Rural Narrow lanes, natural edges, non-standard traffic Subdivision / Cul-de-sac Low speed, low volume, limited through-traffic. High volume of pedestrians and children Residential Lane Very small, private or public street, limited access to homes

14 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 3 – Existing Conditions: Example of Street Typology (Network Based) Street TypologyMain FocusPrimary UsersSecondary Users Commuter Pleasant, safe, quick method of transportation Boulevard Multiple lanes with a median, slow speeds, enhanced landscaping Neighborhood Connector Connect neighborhoods to businesses Transit Spine Current or future express bus or rapid transit corridor (GCRTA) Access and Alleys Local access for commercial, residential, or industrial areas Bridges Used by all users, provides safe passage over an obstacle Depends on location in network

15 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Step 4 – Design Elements: Suggested Complete Streets Elements Manual includes: Right of Way Considerations (Section 4.1) Pedestrian Facilities (Section 4.2) Transit Facilities (Section 4.3) Bicycle Facilities (Section 4.4) Landscaping and Stormwater (Section 4.5) Parking Management (Section 4.6) Large Commuter Street Small Neighborhood Connector Bicycle Facilities Bike route signage Multi-use path Cycle track Bike signals Two-way bike lanes Painted Bike boxes Bike route signage Bike parking (at recreation sites) Sharrows

16 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Right-of-Way Considerations Traffic Calming Chicane Road Diet or Lane Diet City of Kannapolis, North Carolina

17 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Pedestrian Facilities Speed Tables and Refuge Islands at Crosswalks University Heights, John Carroll University Lee Road, Cleveland Heights Pedestrian Signage and Midblock Crossings

18 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Transit Facilities Shelters and Information Protected Bus Way Cleveland Heights Cleveland Bicycle Facilities Buffered Bike Lane City of Columbus Cleveland Heights, Edgehill Bicycle Parking

19 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Stormwater Management Vegetated Biofilter Permeable Pavement City of Columbus

20 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Cost Considerations Based on current Northeast Ohio price estimates

21 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Financing Alternatives No single designated source of money for funding Complete Streets projects. Must consider long term maintenance costs while in planning process Infrastructure and facilities that contribute to Complete Streets may be funded from several existing sources. Examples include: Toolkit provides information about funding source for various programs Local State Federal Nonprofit/Foundation/Private Sector

22 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Provide technical input into design and funding Role of Department of Public Works (DPW) Begins a regional identity for transportation network: all about connectivity Provide starting point for conversation with interested communities in master plans Leverage the funding: roadway, amenities, streetscape, stormwater, transit and others Role of Planning Commission

23 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Advantages of Developing a Regional Toolkit From County perspective: Builds organizational capacity for infrastructure planning Provides starting point for conversation with interested communities Establishes inter-departmental collaboration Begins a regional identity for transportation network From a City’s perspective: Opens door for conversations about complete streets Provides an advanced starting point for building complete streets, adopting policies, or changing procedures Not “on an island”; strength in numbers with neighboring communities and region; common language Gives higher level of assurance to the community and community leaders who may be less familiar with the complete streets concept.

24 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Lessons learned: Developing a toolkit It is more than bike lanes! Every street is unique, but seek the typology based on land use, existing right-of-way and function Find, consult and use the best practices Leverage the funding: roadway, amenities, streetscape, stormwater, transit and others Build a network – all about connectivity Sell the benefits of complete streets first

25 Cuyahoga County, Ohio Project Team Complete Streets Toolkit: Office of County Executive Ed FitzGerald: Jennifer Scofield Cuyahoga County Planning Commission: Glenn Coyne (Executive Director), Alison Ball, Meghan Chaney, Michael Melko, Claire Kilbane, Dan Meaney, Robin Watkins, Andrew Boughan Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works: Bonnie Teeuwen (Director of Public Works), Gayle Lewin (project coordinator), Stan Kosilesky, David Marquard, Mike Kubek Technical Assistance: Jacob VanSickle (Bike Cleveland), Smart Growth America, North East Ohio Sewer District, Cleveland Metroparks, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Using Technology to Improve Service to GCRTA Customers o NextConnect: Real Time Arrival Information o Future of Fare Payment

27 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority NextConnect: Real-Time Arrivals o GPS-based technology to monitor transit vehicle locations in real-time o Provides expected arrival time for a given route at a given stop o Information is provided via: o Mobile-friendly website (http://www.nextconnect.riderta.com/) o Subscription-based notifications o Digital displays at high ridership stops/stations and along BRT corridors

28 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority NextConnect: Website

29 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority NextConnect: Website

30 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority NextConnect: Digital Displays

31 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority NextConnect: What is the Value? o Allows for more informed trip planning o Perceived wait time >> actual wait time when real- time arrival information is not available o Out-of-vehicle travel time is viewed as more of a burden than in-vehicle travel time o Real-time information shows up in customer surveys as the most important improvement

32 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Future of Fare Payment o Currently accept cash and magnetic strip paper tickets o Moving towards Smart Card (“Tap and Go”)

33 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Future of Fare Payment Paper TicketsSmart Cards Farebox Reliability Frequent maintenance on “dip” rollers Much less maintenance required for card readers Card Reliability -Can tear or become de-magnetized -No way to track a lost card -Durable, credit-card like material -Card can be registered to user Trip Speed -Payment at the farebox slows down the boarding process -Confusion on dipping vs. swiping Pre-loaded fare or pass allows riders to “Tap and Go” Data Collection Data tied to a specific trip, not to a card Data tied to a specific card allows RTA to learn more about trip patterns to help improve service for our customers

34 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority o Existing hardware has Smart Card capabilities o Software, web and user interface are in the design stage o No timeline set for implementation Future of Fare Payment

35 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit AuthorityCuyahoga County, Ohio Thank you!


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