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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

MTC

Pedestrian Safety Summit

January 29, 2010


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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


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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


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    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


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    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


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    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*


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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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