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Regional Bicycle Planning. Town of Wellesley September 20, 2006 Scott Walker, MAPC. Outline. Planning Funding What you can do in Wellesley Newton Lower Falls RR ROW project. Regional Bike Plan. Update of MAPC’s 1997 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

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Regional bicycle planning

Regional Bicycle Planning

Town of Wellesley

September 20, 2006

Scott Walker, MAPC


Outline
Outline

  • Planning

  • Funding

  • What you can do in Wellesley

  • Newton Lower Falls RR ROW project


Regional bike plan
Regional Bike Plan

  • Update of MAPC’s 1997 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  • Under review by invited review committee

  • Public draft in October


Goals and strategies
Goals and Strategies

  • Encourage more trips by bicycle in each community

  • Make bicycling and bicycle accommodations a part of “Standard Operating Procedure”

  • Improve evaluation and prioritization of bicycle project proposals

  • Assist and encourage local initiatives

  • Work with state agencies to simplify and coordinate funding programs

  • Increase regional knowledge about bicycling


Project priorities on road
Project Priorities – On-road

  • Arterial roadways

  • Bridges

  • Access routes to transit stations

  • Bike parking





Policies and programs state and regional
Policies and Programs:State and Regional

  • Funding process

  • Regional project planning

  • TIP criteria

  • Fix-it-first

  • Regular bicycle counting

  • Standardized crash reporting


Policies and programs state and regional1
Policies and Programs:State and Regional

  • DPW and Highway Superintendent training

  • Improved signage on paths

  • MBTA Right-of-way leases and liability

  • Utility Rights-of-way

  • Local planning grants


Policies and programs local
Policies and Programs:Local

  • Biking to school

  • Bike parking requirements in zoning ordinances

  • Bike and ped friendly subdivision regulations

  • Additional bike parking


Statewide bike plan update
Statewide Bike Plan Update

  • Two-year effort began in early 2006 (last plan 1998)

  • Focus on statewide network

  • Public Meetings:

    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Concord Town House (Hearing Room), 22 Monument Square, Concord

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006

    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    State Transportation Building (Conference Room 2&3), 10 Park Plaza, Boston

  • http://www.massbikeplan.org/


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