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  1. Implementing Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects Matthew Burczyk, AICP Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator

  2. Cycling and Walking in Winston-Salem • Population: 230,000 • % of bicycle commuters: 0.1% • # of residents with bicycles: 50,000 • # of bike shops: 6 • Goal: Create safe opportunities and provide education

  3. Cycling and Walking in Winston-Salem • Where we are… • 18 miles of on-street bicycle facilities • 23 miles of greenway • 100s of bicycle racks • 23% of streets with sidewalk

  4. Cycling & Walking in Winston-Salem • Where we want to be… • Interconnected network of greenways, sidewalks, and on-street bicycle facilities that encourages residents to use active transportation options in their daily routines with end of trip facilities that make active transportation attractive

  5. Planning • Complete Streets Policy • Comprehensive Transportation Plan • Long Range Transportation Plan • Bicycle Plan • Pedestrian Plan • Greenway Plan • Project evaluations • Identifying projects • State planning grants

  6. Planning – Complete Streets Policy • NCDOT Policy • Local Policies • Range of Guidance

  7. Planning – CTP & LRTP • Federally mandated transportation plan • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Transit Sections • Environmental Justice & Air Quality • Opportunities to incorporate HIAs

  8. PlanningBicycle – Pedestrian - Greenway Set overall goals and identify specific projects

  9. Planning – Project Evaluations • Limited Construction Funds • Must identify most valuable projects

  10. Planning – Identifying Projects • Public input • Gap analysis • Visual surveys • Crash analysis

  11. Planning – State Grants • NCDOT Bike/Ped Planning Grants • Local participation ranges 10% – 50% • Bicycle OR Pedestrian plan unless population below 5,000 • $3.8 million in planning funds distributed to almost 150 municipalities in the last 10 years

  12. Strategic Infrastructure Improvements • Capitalize on roadway projects • Complete streets

  13. Polo & Peace Haven

  14. Polo & Peace Haven

  15. Polo & Peace Haven

  16. Polo & Peace Haven

  17. Broad Street

  18. Broad Street

  19. Broad Street

  20. Education • Program branding • E-Newsletter • Safe Routes to School • Cycling Sunday • W-S Community Bike Ride

  21. Program Branding • Program visibility • Complement city branding • Design process

  22. Cycling & Walking Newsletter • Event information • Profiles of walkers/cyclists • Updates on city projects/plans • State/national news • Gear & equipment

  23. Safe Routes to School

  24. Safe Routes to School

  25. Safe Routes to School

  26. Cycling Sunday and Family Fun Day on the Greenway • Close ~1 mile of city streets for cyclists, walkers, skaters • 1st Event – October 18, 2009 • 2 events each year • 250-750 participants • 50% children

  27. W-S Community Bike Ride • Every Sunday afternoon • 10-50 participants weekly • Different skill levels • ~10 miles • Promoted through Facebook and emails • Social focus • Discussion of bicycle facilities planning and design

  28. Questions? Matthew Burczyk, AICP Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator 336.747.6884mattbk@cityofws.org