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Priority Unfunded Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Recommended for Inclusion in the FY2011-2016 TIP David Goodman Arlington County Department of Environmental Services Chair, Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Briefing to the Transportation Planning Board December 16, 2009. Item 14.

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Priority Unfunded Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Recommended for Inclusion in the FY2011-2016 TIP David GoodmanArlington County Department of Environmental Services Chair, Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Briefing to the Transportation Planning Board December 16, 2009

Item 14

background
Background
  • As directed in the TPB’s Unified Planning Work Program, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee annually develops a list of top priority unfunded bicycle and pedestrian projects.
  • At its November 17 meeting the Subcommittee adopted the most recent list
    • Previous lists: December 2007, November 2008
    • Lists have been developed since 1995
  • The list is a statement of priorities among the unfunded or partially funded bicycle and pedestrian projects from local, state, agency, and regional plans
policy context
Policy Context
  • The TPB Vision (1998):
    • Walking and Bicycling
      • Access
      • Safety
      • Mode share
      • Walkable activity centers
      • Included in all new projects
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region (2006) http://www.mwcog.org/clrp/elements/bikeped.asp
    • To be updated early 2010
  • Region Forward 2050
    • Increase walk/bike trips
    • Build bike/ped facilities from the regional plan faster
selection criteria used for the priority list
Selection Criteria Usedfor the Priority List

Still Seeking Funding

Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle Network Connectivity

Access to Transit

Time Frame

Local Support

Included in Local, State, Agency, and Regional Plans

Reasonable Cost

changes since november 2008
Changes Since November 2008
  • Five projects on the 2008 list received partial funding, totaling $2,023,000
  • Two new projects have been added to the list:
    • Folley Lick/Spring Branch Trail to Dulles Metrorail in the Town of Herndon
    • Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail Extension in Prince George’s County
      • Replaces Henson Creek Trail which was dropped from the list due to unresolved routing issues
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MacArthur Blvd Bikeway

RI Ave Trolley Trail Extension

Metropolitan Branch Trail

Arlington Blvd Pedestrian & Bikeway Improvements

Leesburg Pike Pedestrian Initiative

Holmes Run Greenway Improvements

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Monocacy River Greenway Trail

Loudoun County Parkway Trail

Folly Lick/Spring Branch Trail

Old Bridge Road Sidewalk

dc metropolitan branch trail
DC: Metropolitan Branch Trail

South from Franklin St.

2nd Street NE

Side Path

Bridge to Rhode Island Ave Metro

  • Eight miles from Union Station to Silver Spring
  • NY Ave to Franklin St.
    • Under construction
    • Will connect to Florida Ave Bridge & NY Ave Metro
  • Next will be Ft. Totten section
md rhode island avenue trolley trail extension
MD: Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail Extension
  • Extend existing trail from College Park to Riverdale Park Town Center
  • Connects a campus community, rail transit
  • An important connection
    • Will be lit at night
    • Safer alternative to Route 1
va leesburg pike pedestrian initiative
VA: Leesburg Pike Pedestrian Initiative
  • Seven Corners to Alexandria
  • High Pedestrian Crash Corridor
    • 67 injuries, 5 deaths over five years
  • Partially funded ($4 million) in the 2007 Transportation Bond
  • Sidewalk along both sides of Route 7 from Falls Church to Alexandria
  • Intersection pedestrian improvements
  • Bus stop improvements
wmata bicycle parking
WMATA Bicycle Parking
  • Replace obsolete Rack III’s with Inverted U’s
  • Add bike parking at high-need locations
    • Five bike cages to be installed in existing structures
    • Four 80-space modular bike parking structures

Conceptual Drawing of Modular Bike Parking Structure

summary
Summary
  • The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee has identified the top priority unfunded bicycle and pedestrian projects, from a regional perspective
  • Benefits
    • Network connectivity
    • Access to Transit
    • Pedestrian Safety
    • Modest cost
  • This priority list is proposed for consideration by member agencies for inclusion in the current or in future TIPs.
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