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Campus Bike Master Plan. Jeffrey LaMondia Stephanie Centofonti Stephanie Mather. May 4, 2005. Presentation Outline. Project Background & Description Network Design Recommendations. Why ?. Biking is an important part of every University Replaces on-campus vehicular traffic

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Campus bike master plan

Campus Bike Master Plan

Jeffrey LaMondia

Stephanie Centofonti

Stephanie Mather

May 4, 2005


Presentation outline
Presentation Outline

  • Project Background &

    Description

  • Network Design

  • Recommendations


Why?

Biking is an important part of every University

Replaces on-campus vehicular traffic

Decreases parking demand

Promotes a vibrant campus

Supports LEED Certification

Connects the University to people living off-campus

Efficient way to get around

Reduces Emissions


Surveying the campus
Surveying the Campus

2105 Total Surveys Collected

279 Surveys Collected By-Hand

1826 Surveys Collected Online

Response Voluntary

Distributed at High-Volume Areas(i.e. Co-op, SU, Dining Halls)

Student Reps Answered Questions

Response Voluntary

Distributed via the UConn Listserv (Students, Staff, Faculty)

Email Provided to Answer Questions


Who was surveyed
Who Was Surveyed

  • Representative sample of the University


Is there an interest
Is There An Interest?

The UConn Community has an interest in biking

Ride Bike on Campus?

Ride More on Campus?

40%

75%


Recommendations for bike master plan
Recommendations for Bike Master Plan

  • Develop a Bike Network (73%)

    • Roads, Paths, Lanes

  • Add Bike Racks closer to buildings (68%)

  • Add overnight commuter lot storage (64%)

  • Create ‘Free Bike’ Loan Programs (62%)


Growing interest
Growing Interest

Institute of Transportation Engineers

ECOHusky

Office of Environmental Policy



Senior design project goal
Senior Design Project Goal

  • Develop a Plan

    that will create an entire environment that supports and encourages biking.

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Considerations
Considerations

  • Design Standards

  • Network Continuity

  • Ease of Use

  • Safety & Perceived Safety

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Bikeways
Bikeways

  • Bike Lane

    • Separate Bike Only Lane

    • Right Side of Road

    • 5 ft Width

    • One Way Traffic

Photo credit: www.capitolbikeandwalk.org


Bikeways1
Bikeways

  • Sharrow

    • Directs Bike Traffic Without Lane Markings

    • Between Traffic and Parking

    • Slightly Less than 5’-width

    • One Way Traffic

Photo credit: wwwlabreform.org


Bikeways2
Bikeways

  • Shared Use Path

    • Bike/Ped Traffic Only

    • Off-Road

    • 14 ft Width

    • Two Way Traffic

Photo credit: www.beaverisland.net

4’

4’


Bikeways3
Bikeways

  • Signed Roadways

    • Minimal Traffic

    • Signage Only

    • Designated Bike-Safe


Final network design
Final Network Design

Legend

Bike Lane

Sharrow

Shared Use Path

Signage


Final network design1
Final Network Design

Legend

Bike Lane

Sharrow

Shared Use Path

Signage


Final network design2
Final Network Design

Legend

Bike Lane

Sharrow

Shared Use Path

Signage


Final network design3
Final Network Design

Legend

Bike Lane

Sharrow

Shared Use Path

Signage


Final network design4
Final Network Design

Legend

Bike Lane

Sharrow

Shared Use Path

Signage


Final network design5
Final Network Design

  • Dismount Zones

    • Pedestrian Sidewalks

    • Walk with Bike

    • Signage


Critical areas
Critical Areas

  • New Pathways

    • Convenient

    • Alternate

    • Safer Routes

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Critical areas1
Critical Areas

  • Fairfield/ Academic Way

    • Separated Users

    • Vibrant Center

    • Spaced Planters

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Critical areas2
Critical Areas

  • Intersections

    • Reduce Conflicts

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Critical areas3
Critical Areas

  • Route 195/ N. Eagleville Rd

After

Bike LOS:C

Bike Lanes

Speed Limit: 30 mph

Traffic Calming

Median

Photo credit: J. LaMondia

Before

Bike LOS:D

No Bike Lanes

Speed Limit: 30-35 mph

Wide Lanes

No Shoulders

No Median


Critical areas4
Critical Areas

  • Glenbrook Road

    • Choker

    • Raised Crosswalk

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Infrastructure development
Infrastructure Development

  • Bike-Friendly Stairs

    • Groove for Bike

    • Access to More Areas

    • Important Locations

      • Hilltop Suites

      • Glenbrook Rd

      • BioPhysics Bldg

  • Drain Retrofit

    • Even Surface

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Infrastructure development1
Infrastructure Development

  • Bike Racks

    • Within 20 ft

    • Bus Racks

    • Weather Considerations

    • Recognizable

    • Parking Garages

Photo credit: J. LaMondia

Photo credit: www.dero.com


Infrastructure development2
Infrastructure Development

  • Long Term Storage

    • Locate at Parking Lots

    • Park and Bike

    • Safe and Convenient

    • Incentives

    • Revenue Generating

    • Self-Sustaining

Photo credit: www.ameribike.com

Photo credit: www.washington.edu


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • Develop Education Programs

  • Create Incentives

  • Start Rental Program

  • Implement Enforcement

  • Add Bicycle Way-finding Signs


Recommendations1
Recommendations

  • Bike Shop / Repair

    • On Campus ( & Storrs Downtown)

    • Student Supported

    • Repair, Rental, & Retail


Recommendations2
Recommendations

  • Campus Bike Map

    • Promote Bike Ridership

    • Increase Awareness

    • Publicize Routes


Conclusions
Conclusions

  • There Is a Need and Interest

  • A Key for the Future

    • Decrease Congestion

    • Improve Air Quality

    • Economic Benefits

    • Exercise!

Photo credit: J. LaMondia


Conclusions1
Conclusions

  • Important to Have a Complete Network

    • Continuous Routes

      • Including new additions

    • Intermodal Connections

  • Supported By Programs & Infrastructure


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall

Dr. John Ivan

EcoHusky

Eric Jackson

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Rich Miller, Office of Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy Advisory Council

Master Plan Committee

Sandy Fry, CRCOG

Cynthia Van Zelm, Storrs Downtown

Tim Veillette, Town of Mansfield

Lon Hultgren, Town of Mansfield

Bruce Landis, Sprinkle Engineering

Dr. Norman Garrick


References
References

AASHTO Bike Facilities Development Guide

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Sprinkler BCI LOS

Photo credit: www.tfhrc.gov


Safety Steph wants to know:

Y’all have any questions?

“The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.”

Bill Strickland, The Quotable Cyclist


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