Presentation on theme: "DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Bicycle Advisory Committee Kickoff Danville Area Transportation Study July 13, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Bicycle Advisory Committee Kickoff Danville Area Transportation Study July 13, 2009
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 DATS & Bicycle Planning ► About Danville Area Transportation Study (DATS) Who is DATS? What does DATS do? What geographic area does DATS plan for?
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 General Information ► Regional bicycle planning Start: July 2009 Finish: July 2010 General goal: connect people with places ► Identify regional connections ► Local street designations and project identification Photo Source: Active Living Resource Center
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Why a Bicycle Plan? Planning before building… ► Quality of life indicator ► Meeting transportation needs: Infrastructure connectivity ► Health benefits: promote healthy living and lifestyle ► Equity: complete streets policy, accommodate residents who bicycle ► Environmental awareness: reduce the number of trips by car ► Safety: crash prevention ► Economic development: attracting tourism, business, and new residents Photo Source: BikePortland.org
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Examples of Bike Plans ► Bike Route Plan ► Trails and Greenways Plan ► Bike Facilities Plan
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 What’s in a plan? ► Community vision and goals ► Existing conditions of bicycle infrastructure ► Strategic bicycle system plan ► Corridors and places of interest ► Facility standards and guidelines ► Education programs, bike parking standards, maintenance programs, and more ► Project development and prioritization Photo Source: IDOT
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 What’s in a plan? Photo Source: League of Illinois Bicyclists Planning Guide
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Scope of Work ► Evaluate current conditions for bicycling ► Vision statement and overall goals for 10 year planning horizon ► Identify existing plans, programs, and policies ► Develop a strategic bicycle system plan ► Identify bicycle facility standards and guidelines ► Identify ancillary facilities and programs ► Project development ► Create a systems map ► Final project recommendations ► Guidance on plan implementation Photo Source: David Buffington, Getty Images Photo Source: Wikipedia, San Mateo Bike Lane Symbol Photo Source: LIB, Fickr group
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 The Planning Process: Methods ► Coordination of multiple organizations for input ► Use of AASHTO Design Standards, League of Illinois Bicyclists resources, and IDOT information and policies ► Data gathering for development of Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) measure for roads ► Public Participation: planning with input from everyday users of the transportation system
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 The Planning Process: Involving Citizens Public Participation: ► 11 Bicycle Advisory Committee meetings from July 2009 – June 2010 ► Community Participation Workshops Part 1: Involve Neighborhood Associations Part 2: Communitywide Forum ► Interviews with DATS’ stakeholders ► DATS Technical and Policy Committees
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Goals of Public Participation ► Identify opportunities and strengths of the current bicycle infrastructure. ► Identify goals and objectives necessary in creating a bike-friendly community. ► Identify barriers and hazards in the bike infrastructure network. ► Develop a project list and timeline for implementation ► Create milestones for community education and engagement. ► Identify community program goals such as bike rack implementation and bikes on buses.
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Existing Conditions ► Determine community concerns, needs, and priorities ► Assess bike compatibility of the transportation system Street and highway system access, intersection treatments Connectivity of bicycle system access Transit interface, bike parking facilities ► Describe the current usage of the system ► Inventory and assess existing bicycle facilities ► Analyze local bike crash data
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Existing Conditions: Bicycle Crash Data Example
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Existing Conditions: IDOT Bike Route Suitability Map Example Photo Source: IDOT
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Create a Planning Vision ► Form the overall direction and focus of the bicycle plan for the community and region.
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Bicycle Facilities: Designs and Guidelines Process ► General bike planning and design guidelines (AASHTO) ► Typical cross-sections of bicycle design considerations On and off-road facilities, intersection treatments, innovative design treatments ► Public input on design recommendations
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Bicycle Facilities: Designs and Guidelines Example Photo Source: AASHTO Guide
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Developing a Bicycle System Plan ► Identify barriers and hazards in the current system ► Corridor and places of interest identification ► Incorporate short and long term opportunities: Construction projects, upgrade of existing facilities, maintenance programs ► Identify special focus areas ► Evaluate Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) ► Identify potential bicycle routes ► Identify potential infrastructure improvements
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Bicycle System Plan Example
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Your Role as Community Volunteers ► Be an active citizen in creating a better community. ► The Bicycle Advisory Committee will work closely with DATS staff to create a bicycle plan reflecting citizen and business needs and values. ► Monthly stakeholder meetings will take place where DATS coordinates planning work with the BAC. ► The BAC will have direct impact on bicycle route designation and bicycle project priority identification.
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Imagine the Possibilities It all starts with the plan… ► On-road bicycle route designations ► On and off road bicycle facility plans ► Design guidelines for bicycle infrastructure ► Coordinated infrastructure improvements ► Bike racks on buses for a multimodal transportation system ► Standard and creative bike racks at community destinations ► Community safety education programs ► Promotion of an active, healthy community lifestyle ► Steps towards a bike-friendly community ► More people biking, less cars on the road Photo Source: www.dero.com Photo Source: www.swamplot.com
Additional Sources ► Bikeability Checklist A short survey to collect information about existing conditions for biking in your neighborhood The 7 questions ask about problems you encounter while riding your bike and ask for an overall rating of community facilities based on your experience Please fill out the form and bring to the next meeting
DATS Bicycle Planning 2009 Questions for DATS? Danville Area Bicycle Plan: Connecting People with Places