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  1. Cheryl Schmitt Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Santa Cruz, California cschmitt@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pw/graphics/BeachStBikeway.ppt Bending Current Guidelines:Non-Standard Design Approaches

  2. Beach Street Bikeway Original Condition Demonstration Project - May 2002 Permanent Project - December 2005

  3. Where is Santa Cruz?

  4. Project Location

  5. Diverse Interest Groups Bicyclists Commuter Recreational Tourist Pedestrians Children Beach-goers Motorists One-way Circulation Tourists Unfamiliar with Local Streets Parking Long term, Short term, Disabled Loading Zones: Commercial, Passenger Large Delivery Trucks Beach Area Businesses The Boardwalk Visitor-Serving Commercial Municipal Wharf Hotel Controversy

  6. Diverse Interest Groups Residents Santa Cruz median housing is $750,000 Beach Flats: Low Income, Hispanic Transit Operators Passengers Train Freight 3x per week Tourist 4x per day peak season Contraflow! Emergency Response Police Fire Ambulance

  7. Does a Non-Standard Design Approach Make Sense Here? Sidepath Suitability Score: • 7 points or less = Most Suitable • 8-9 points = Somewhat Suitable • 10-11 points = Least Suitable • 12 points or more = Not Suitable Beach Street Bikeway = 4 points www.bikelib.org/roads/blos/sidepathform.htm

  8. Beach Street Traffic Volumes

  9. Original Condition

  10. Original ConditionRailroad Crossing

  11. Demonstration Project

  12. Demonstration Project May 2002 - December 2005

  13. Permanent Project

  14. Permanent Project

  15. Permanent ProjectOn-Going Issues

  16. Cheryl Schmitt Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Santa Cruz, California cschmitt@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pw/graphics/BeachStBikeway.ppt