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1 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning for Bikeable and Walkable Communities W H O L E H E A L T H C O N F E R E N C E 0 3 / 2 2 / R O Y G O T H I E P E N N D O T B I C Y C L E - P E D E S T R I A N C O O R D I N A T O R

2 Who are We Serving? PennDOT Bicycle-Pedestrian Check List Design Guidelines

3 Who Are We Serving? Motor Vehicle Drivers?

4 Who Are We Serving? o Children o Elderly Pa s aging in place population o Disabled Community o Disadvantaged Community does not own a car / may bike o YOU and Your Family

5 Community Health o o o Who Are We Serving? Social Connectivity- Access to churches, parks, schools, neighbors Economic Activity Access to local businesses Environmental Conservation Density, Open Space Walking, Biking, and Transit knit the community together

6 Who Are We Serving? People who walk - 100% People who bike o Strong and Fearless 4% o Enthused and Confident 9% o Interested but Concerned 56% o No Way, No How 31%

7 Source: Who Are We Serving?

8 Two Kinds of Communities Healthy Communities o Connected o Dense o Walkable Unhealthy Communities o Auto Dependent renders those w/o cars unable to access good and services o Increased infrastructure expenses for local government o Sprawling land uses, viewshed degraded, higher levels of chronic health issues

9 Bicycle Networks and Facilities Montgomery County Bicycle Route Design Guidance Document 2014

10 Bicycle Networks and Facilities DVRPC will be developing low stress mapping FY16-18

11 Bicycle Networks and Facilities Montgomery County Bicycle Route Design Guidance Document 2014

12 Warrants for Facilities Montgomery County Bicycle Route Design Guidance Document 2014

13 Warrants for Facilities Maryland State Highway Administration s 2015 Bicycle Design Guidelines

14 PennDOT Coordination PennDOT o Bike/Ped Check List o Scoping of State Roadway Projects o Maintenance Agreements for Sidewalks and Bike Facilities o Bicycle Occupancy Permit

15 Bike Ped Checklist PENNDOT PUB10X APPENDIX S

16 Bike-Ped Check List An Evaluation Tool to assist in planning, scoping and final design Provides guidance for project managers as they evaluate needs Should provide a consistent process across Districts / MPOs Result in predictable TIP/STIP with accurate cost estimates, scope and schedule

17 Planning and Programming Section References DM 1, Chapter 2 Planning, Prioritizing and Programming Phases This is the research element of the process Evaluates bicycle and pedestrian needs Establishes a clear link from existing/planned land use to transportation projects Completed collaboratively by District Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator and District Planning and Program Manager Process initiated when a project is selected for inclusion in TIP Coordinate with MPO/RPO; Project Sponsor and other stakeholders

18 Planning and Programming Section Review Process includes: MPO/RPO Long Range Transportation Plans County Transportation Master Plans Municipal Plans and DCNR trails Staff should be able to summarize the existing and planned accommodations for people who walk and bike Identifies existing and future needs Consider existing and planned transit routes, zoning/land use changes

19 Scoping Section References DM 1A, Chapter 5 Engineering and Environmental Scoping Real-time Validation of plans summarized in Planning/Programming Calibrated with the unplanned but warranted needs from field review Is a comparison of what is planned versus what can practically be constructed Completed by the Project Manager as part of the Engineering and Environmental (E&E) Scoping process

20 Final Design Section References DM 2, Chapters 1, 2, 6, & 16 as applicable This section develops the design elements of the proposed project o Used as a cookbook of various design elements supportive of bicycle and pedestrian transportation as it relates to a specific project o Completed throughout the Preliminary Engineering and Final Design phases o Project Manager completes this section o Sets the project cost

21 Challenges o Lack of PennDOT specific bicycle policy and design guidelines o Bicycle facilities seen as add-ons to existing projects o Advocates often approach with ideas in final design when funding has been programmed o Bicycle Occupancy Permit o Lack of clear county-wide priorities for bicycle routes and network

22 Design Guidelines

23 Simple Problems

24 Complex Problems

25 What Guidelines are Available? American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) PennDOT

26 AASHTO America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2015 Guide for Geometric Design of Transit Facilities on Streets and Highways o A comprehensive reference of current practice in the geometric design of transit facilities on streets and highways, including local buses, express buses, and bus rapid transit operating in mixed traffic, bus lanes, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes 2012 Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities o o Provides detailed planning and design guidelines to accommodate people who ride bikes Covers design, planning, maintenance, and safety of on-road facilities and shared use paths 2004 Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities o o Provides detailed planning and design guidelines to accommodate people who walk Covers design, planning, maintenance, and safety including signals and signing

27 NACTO National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide Provides tools and tactics to make streets safer, more livable and more vibrant Urban Bikeway Design Guide provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. Most of these treatments are not directly referenced in the current version of the AASHTO Guide to Bikeway Facilities Virtually all (with two exceptions) permitted under the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Urban Transit Design Guide (Jan 2016) Forthcoming at TRB in January

28 Federal Highway Administration 2015 Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guidelines 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding, Design, and Environmental Review: Addressing Common Misconceptions 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of Federal Transportation Legislation 2016 Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices

29 PennDOT Guidelines and Policies 2007 PennDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Bicycle Pedestrian Check List Design Manual Part 1A Publication 688 Integrating Transportation and Land Use Publication 638 District Highway Safety Manual

30 Current PennDOT Activities Completion of Transportation Advisory Committee s work on bicyclerelated issues April 2016 o o o o New Bike Policy Develop Bicycle Design Guidelines Update State Master Plan Address the BOP Training Program for PennDOT and Planning Partner Staff Launching in 2016 with 10 classes over 18 months Covering AASHTO / NACTO / Design Manuals / Planning Process / Bike-Ped Checklist

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