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City of Ashland Transportation System Plan Update. September 6 th , 2012. Meeting Agenda. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Project Status Review of Draft TSP Document Next Steps and Discussion. Project Status. Draft Preferred Plan (Memo #9) – September 2011

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Meeting agenda
Meeting Agenda

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Project Status

  • Review of Draft TSP Document

  • Next Steps and Discussion


Project status
Project Status

  • Draft Preferred Plan (Memo #9) – September 2011

    • Monthly or more frequent meetings of the PC/TC and subcommittees

  • Draft TSP

    • TAC and PC/TC Provide Comments on Draft TSP by September 14th, 2012

  • Next Steps

    • Council Briefing (October)

    • Town Hall (October 24th)

    • Planning Commission Hearing

    • City Council Hearing

    • TSDC Update Process


Draft tsp
Draft TSP

  • Background Sections (1-4)

    • Existing Inventory

    • Goals and Objectives

    • Existing Conditions

    • Future Conditions

  • Plan Sections (5-12)

    • General Policies

    • Modal Plans (ped, bike, transit, roadway, other modes)

    • Pedestrian Places

    • Sustainability Plan

    • Funding and Implementation

    • Implementation Recommendations

  • Attachments

    • Project Prospectus Sheets

    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design Toolkit

  • Technical Appendix

    • All Tech Memos and their attachments


Draft tsp1
Draft TSP

  • Remaining Tasks

    • Implementing Ordinances and Findings

    • Finalize Draft TSP Document

    • Adoption Process

    • TSDC Update


Tsp goals
TSP Goals

  • Create a “green” template for other communities to follow

  • Make safety a priority for all modes

  • Maintain small-town character, support economic prosperity, and accommodate future growth

  • Create a system-wide balance for serving and facilitating pedestrian, bicycle, rail, air, transit, and vehicular traffic in terms of mobility and access within and through the City of Ashland


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Draft TSP

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Sections

    • Includes policies, programs, and projects focused on facilitating pedestrian and bicycle travel

    • Transit Plan

    • Includes policies and programs focused on improving transit service within and to/from Ashland

  • Heavy Rail Plan

    • Includes Freight by Rail Policy and set of railroad crossing projects

  • Intersection and Roadway Plan

    • Includes policies, studies and projects related to access management, intersection improvements, modifying existing roadway cross-sections or streetscapes, extending existing roadways, and constructing new roadways.


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Draft TSP

  • Pedestrian Places

    • Concept Plans

    • Circulation Plans

    • Roadway Cross-sections

      • Modal Plans include streetscape and other projects to implement the Pedestrian Places

  • Other Modal Plans

    • Air

    • Water

    • Pipeline


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Draft TSP

  • Sustainability Plan

    • Transportation demand management (TDM) strategies

    • Strategies for reduction of Ashland’s carbon footprint

    • Private sector sustainability solutions, and

    • Other relevant policies, goals, and objectives


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Draft TSP

  • Future Funding Projections (p. 169)

    • Approximately $24 million over 25 years

  • Full Plan Costs

    • Approximately $74 million

  • Financially Constrained List

    • Majority of High and Medium Priority Projects - $28 million

    • Projects to be included in TSDC Update


Notable general policies studies p 85
Notable General Policies/Studies (p. 85)

  • Policy #1 – Functional Classifications – New Shared Street designation

  • Policy #2 – Multi-modal/Safety Based Development Review Process

  • Policy #27 – Fee In Lieu

  • Study #2 – Downtown Parking and Multi-Modal Circulation Study




Notable bicycle policies programs p 103
Notable Bicycle Policies/Programs (p. 103)

  • Program #1 – Create TravelSmart Educational Program

    • Invest in individualized, targeted marketing materials to be distributed to interested individuals for the purpose of informing and encouraging travel as a pedestrian or by bicycle.


Transit p 110
Transit (p. 110)

  • Several policies to support transit access and transit friendly development

  • Transit Program Funding

    • Annual allocation budgeted for transit – increasing over time

    • Funds to be spent to achieve Ashland’s transit priorities (complimentary to RVTD’s Transit Service Enhancement Tiers)

    • 10 Transit Priorities related to fares, hours of service, service coverage

      • Desire future express service to Medford

      • Desire park-n-ride/Central Transit Hub facility

      • Desire additional local circulation route (Route 8)

      • Desire tourist/student oriented rubber-tire circulator




Notable roadway policies p 129
Notable Roadway Policies (p. 129)

  • Policy #22 – Alternative Mobility Standards

    • Not needed for 2034 horizon

    • City will pursue in future for North Main and Ashland/Tolman Creek

  • Policy #23 – Transportation System Management

    • Tools and Strategies

  • Policy #24 – Traffic Calming

    • Tools and Strategies

  • Policy #26 – Eagle Mill Road

    • Support use as Alternative Bypass Route of downtown area

    • Encourages County to upgrade Eagle Mill Road on similar timeframe as Nevada Street Extension


Notable refinement studies p 136
Notable Refinement Studies (p. 136)

  • Study #10 – Siskiyou Boulevard Pedestrian Crossing Evaluation and Feasibility Study

    • Evaluate the feasibility and costs associated with providing enhanced pedestrian crossing treatments at the Wightman-Indiana/Siskiyou Boulevard intersection.

      • After study of the new crossing treatment

      • Review of pedestrian demands with new dormitory open


Roadway and intersection projects
Roadway and Intersection Projects

  • Safety projects

  • Streetscape projects (implementing Pedestrian Places)

  • North Main Road Diet

  • New streets

    • Fixing existing connectivity gaps

    • Roads in new development areas

      • Railroad District

      • Croman Mill

  • New Railroad Crossings

    • Unable to identify/prioritize potential closures to allow new crossings at 4th Street and at Washington Street

      • Will pursue all possible alternatives to closure of existing crossings and will consider grade separation

        • No train volumes currently, low future projections





Next steps and discussion
Next Steps and Discussion

  • Next Steps

    • September 14th - Provide Comments

    • October 24th – Town Hall

    • Initiate TSDC Update Process

    • November – December – TSP Adoption Process

  • Discussion - Questions or Comments?


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