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Solano Countywide Pedestrian Plan. MTC Pedestrian Safety Summit January 29, 2010. What is the Solano Countywide Pedestrian Plan?. Solano County’s first comprehensive plan for Pedestrians on a Countywide perspective Completed in 2004 Recognized the benefits of Pedestrian Planning

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solano countywide pedestrian plan

Solano Countywide Pedestrian Plan

MTC

Pedestrian Safety Summit

January 29, 2010

what is the solano countywide pedestrian plan
What is the Solano Countywide Pedestrian Plan?
  • Solano County’s first comprehensive plan for Pedestrians on a Countywide perspective
    • Completed in 2004
    • Recognized the benefits of Pedestrian Planning
    • Recognized Plans and Policies from all seven cities and the County of Solano
    • Identified potential and priority pedestrian projects for each agency
    • Provided an initial needs assessment of pedestrian projects
genesis of the plan
Genesis of the Plan

Combination of efforts began the need for a comprehensive pedestrian plan

  • Regional efforts were underway
      • MTC’s Transportation for Livable Communities Grant Program
      • Partnership with Bay Trail and Ridge Trail Council to focus on an Inventory of Pedestrian Trails in Solano County in 2001
  • Local multi-modal corridor plans were anticipated or completed
      • Jepson Parkway
      • North Connector Corridor
how we started
How we started
  • Funding from Caltrans’ State Planning Grant Program: Community Based Planning Grant
  • Plan began in 2003 with assistance from Randy Anderson at Alta Planning and Design (formally Landpeople)
  • Formed a Pedestrian Advisory Committee (separate from existing Bicycle Advisory Committee)

Membership included 16 representatives from:

  • Ridge Trail
  • Tri-City Open Space
  • Solano Land Trust
  • Health and Social Services
  • Member-at-Large
  • Each city and the County of Solano
  • Solano County Agricultural/ Farmers Group
  • School District
  • Bay Trail
what did we decide we were going to do
What did we decide we were going to do
  • Plan objectives:
    • Create an identity for pedestrians
    • Plan for accommodating pedestrians in each urban area based on general shared policies, and criteria
    • Document existing conditions, and plans and projects that will implement the Plan, highlighting specific current or potential projects for agency.
  • Focus on pedestrian zones and destinations:
    • Higher Density Residential
    • Schools
    • Transit Hubs
    • Crossings/barriers
  • Civic
  • Commercial
  • Mixed-Use
what was the results
What was the results
  • First step for countywide partnership of staff and users to focus on pedestrian issues
  • Created an citizen’s group to advise the STA Board on countywide priority pedestrian projects
  • Promoted TLC and Safe Routes to School concepts
  • Identified 77 pedestrian projects for the cities and the County of Solano
    • 8 priority projects
    • 41 pedestrian concepts
    • Estimated capital need of $25 million in 2004*
what were the initial challenges
What were the initial challenges
  • Creating an identity for pedestrians
  • Pedestrian Advisory Committee membership
  • Dividing a project costs for projects with mixed bicycle and pedestrian uses
5 years later
5 years later

STA’s Countywide Pedestrian Plan adopted in 2004

  • Five of the nine priority pedestrian projects have been completed
  • Remaining priority projects are planned and currently in design and preliminary engineering
  • Funding programs in place to implement Pedestrian Projects
  • Developed a Safe Routes to School Plan
next steps
Next Steps
  • Currently updating the Solano Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Minor update to the Countywide Pedestrian Plan as part of CTP Update
      • Updating priority projects
      • Updating cost estimates
  • Implementation of the Solano Safe Routes to School Program
contact information
Contact Information

Robert Guerrero, Senior Planner

Solano Transportation Authority

(707) 424.6014

[email protected]

Solano Transportation Authority Website:

www.solanolinks.com

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