Presentation on theme: "1 City of Rapid City and Rapid City Community Planning RAPID CITY BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN in collaboration with: Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson RDG."— Presentation transcript:
1 City of Rapid City and Rapid City Community Planning RAPID CITY BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN in collaboration with: Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson RDG Planning and Design
2 Background Builds on efforts to improve the quality of life in Rapid City The network will make bicycling and walking more viable modes of transportation and will contribute to an enhanced quality of life in the City with resultant benefits to existing residents and economic development. Project began in the Spring of 2010 with a bicycle and walking tour and a well attended public open house.
3 Project Description The purpose of the study is to develop a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian master plan that identifies optimal biking and walking routes and preferred treatments, and serves as an important reference document that can ensure that bicycle and pedestrian facilities are considered during road maintenance and reconstruction, as well as when important land use decisions are made.
4 Vision Rapid City will enhance transportation choices by developing a network of on-street and off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities that provide connections to destinations throughout the city.
5 Goals Goal 1. Support bicycling and walking as viable transportation modes in Rapid City. Goal 2. Promote bicycling and walking in the Rapid City area by improving awareness of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and opportunities. Goal 3. Integrate bicycle and pedestrian planning into Rapid City’s Planning Processes.
7 Bicycle Facility Types Off Road Side paths Shared use paths Cycle tracks On Road Shoulder bikeways Bike lanes Shared lane markings Signed shared roadways
8 Pedestrian and Bicyclist Destinations Educational Facilities Employment Centers Commercial Areas Hospitals and Health Centers Downtown Rapid City Regional parks Greenways
9 Bicyclist Types – For Whom Do We Plan? Strong and fearless Enthusiastic and confident Interested but concerned No way, no how
10 Different Riders and Their Needs Interested but Concerned Not comfortable in traffic. Prefer low-volume, low- speed conditions (neighborhood streets, off-street). Strong & Fearless Will ride regardless of facilities. Often ride long distances. Enthused & Confident Comfortable in traffic with appropriate facilities. No way
12 Project Prioritization Walkways Demand paths Pedestrian attractors Roadway classification Proximity to bus route
13 Priority Sidewalk Projects NameExtent Length (miles) Land Uses Classification Demand Transit Total Points Side 5th StreetSouth Street - Clark Street0.05121520855West Cambell StreetCentre Street - Rocker Drive0.23121520855Both Cambell StreetRocker Drive - 560' S of Saint James Street0.26121520855East Cambell Street 280' N E St. Charles Street - E St. Patrick Street0.18121520855East E Omaha Street/E Highway 44La Crosse Street - S Valley Drive1.74121520855Both
16 Top On-Street Bikeway Projects Signed Shared Roadways Bike Lanes Shared Lane Markings RouteExtentLength (miles) Soo San DriveBrookside Drive-Range Road1.00 Kansas City Street5 th Street-East Boulevard0.48 Sagewood/NorthridgeBunker Drive-Haines Avenue0.56 RouteExtentLength (miles) Jackson BoulevardW Main Street - Mountain View Road0.48 Mountain View Road W Omaha Street - Jackson Boulevard0.58 RouteExtentLength (miles) 44th StreetW Chicago Street - Raider Road1.06 5th StreetOmaha St - Columbus St0.46
17 Education, Encouragement, Evaluation & Enforcement Recommendations Become a Bicycle Friendly Community Convene a Bicycle Advisory Committee Develop a Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Awareness Media Campaign Host National Bike Month Activities Establish a “Create a Commuter” Program Safe Routes to School
18 Design Guidelines Engineering guidelines based on ADA, MUTCD, AASHTO, and SD guidelines Recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, wayfinding, bike parking, maintenance
19 Implementation Adopt a Complete Streets policy Dedicate Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds to bicycle and pedestrian projects Implement recommended bikeway projects Form a Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Complete five sidewalk infill projects