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Presented by: STREETS & STORMWATER DEPARTMENT Gregg Strakaluse, Director and George Archibald, Traffic Engineer May 14, 2012. PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN. BACKGROUND: PLAN DEVELOPMENT: 2006-2007 ADOPTION: October 2007 pursuant to Res. 07-11791 & 07-11792 BASIS OF PROGRAMS:

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Presented by:

STREETS & STORMWATER DEPARTMENT

Gregg Strakaluse, Director

and

George Archibald, Traffic Engineer

May 14, 2012


PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN

  • BACKGROUND:

  • PLAN DEVELOPMENT: 2006-2007

  • ADOPTION: October 2007 pursuant to Res. 07-11791 & 07-11792

  • BASIS OF PROGRAMS:

  • SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS:

  • School access

  • Missing links

  • Collector roads

  • BIKE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Signing and marking bike facilities

  • Establishing routes and segments on Gulfshore Blvd.

  • Construct routes on Crayton Rd. and Gulfshore Blvd.

  • Education & Safety


COMPLETED and/or FUNDED SIDEWALKS

To leverage State funding opportunities and more quickly complete sidewalk gaps, the City has successfully worked through the Metropolitan Planning Organization.


COMPLETED PROJECTS

5th Ave South and 2nd St. S. 5th Ave South and Gulf Shore Blvd.S.


COMPLETED PROJECTS

Harbour Drive Sidewalks and Bike Lanes


COMPLETED PROJECTS

Gulf Shore Blvd. Sidewalks


COMPLETED PROJECTS

Park Shore Drive Sidewalks


PROJECTS STILL TO BE COMPLETED

(Public Involvement/Design/Const)

* Estimate based on $13.50 / SF



Sidewalks

for beach access


WALKABILITY SCORE

http://www.walkscore.com/


PLAN AMENDMENTS TO CONSIDER

  • Sidewalks for beach access

  • Greenway and Park-to-Park connectivity

  • Establishment of new bike routes

  • Walkability program for downtown

  • Public awareness-safety program

  • Way finding signs


PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT/SCHEDULING

Public Meetings

Presidents Council Presentation

Social Media

Flyers

Mailings

Scheduling: Jun. 2012-Dec. 2012


SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Allocate Department staff time and $15,000 from the Streets & Traffic Operating Budget towards transportation consulting fees (approx. 100 man-hours over 7-months).

  • Develop Specific and General Plan Amendments To Consider – late spring

  • Coordinate the Public Participation Processes – summer and early fall

  • Compile Proposed Amendments - late fall

  • City Council Workshop - end of 2012


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