CITY OF CAMBRIDGE 2015 BICYCLE PLAN TOWARDS A BIKABLE FUTURE

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1 CITY OF CAMBRIDGE 2015 BICYCLE PLAN TOWARDS A BIKABLE FUTURE

2 WHICH FUTURE?

3 CAMBRIDGE MUNICIPAL POLICIES 1992: Vehicle Trip Reduction Ordinance 1998: Parking & Transportation Demand Ordinance 2002: Climate Protection Plan 2007: Growth Policy Document Update 2013: School Wellness Policy 2015: Zoning Ordinance Update

4 CAMBRIDGE MUNICIPAL POLICIES 2016: Complete Streets 2016: Vision Zero Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Vision Zero calls for the elimination of fatalities and serious injuries resulting from traffic crashes, and emphasizes that they can and should be prevented.

5 HOW PEOPLE RELATE TO BICYCLING Source: Dill, J. (2012). Categorizing Cyclists: What Do We Know? Insights from Portland, OR. MOST PEOPLE WANT TO RIDE

6 PLAN VISION, GOALS & TARGETS VISION Cambridge streets will be designed to accommodate bicycling as a mode of transportation for people of all ages and abilities.

7 PLAN VISION, GOALS & TARGETS GOALS 1. 1 Make a significant mode shift towards bicycling as a sustainable transportation mode 2. 2 Create a transportation system that is safe for users of all ages and abilities 3. 3 Innovate and be an early adopter of best practices in bicycle infrastructure

8 PLAN VISION, GOALS & TARGETS TARGETS A. By 2020, 10% of all trips in A Cambridge will be made by bicycle B B. By 2030, 20% of all trips in Cambridge will be made by bicycle C. The percentage of children walking C and bicycling to school will increase 20% over 2015 numbers DD. Crash rates will continue to decrease with a goal of zero fatalities or serious injuries by 2020 E E. All streets will be bicycle friendly F F. New facilities will be prioritized based on the Bicycle Network Plan

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10 CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY SURVEY How comfortable do you feel with these bicycle facilities on busy, commercial streets? All Respondents Concerned bicyclists 81% of all bicyclists and 68% of concerned bicyclists feel very comfortable on separated bicycle facilities.

11 COMMUNITY SURVEY

12 WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUPPORT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES? INCREASE SAFETY, COMFORT AND SEPARATION Separated bicycle facilities on major streets Low volume, low speed local streets Off-street paths

13 CREATING A BICYCLE NETWORK VISION BICYCLE LEVEL OF COMFORT ANALYSIS People have varying levels of tolerance for traffic stress created by volume, speed, proximity of adjacent traffic and on-street parking. Tolerance may vary by time of day or trip purpose. A Based on the Mineta Transportation Institute s pioneering research on Low-stress bicycling and network connectivity. Modified for local conditions through stakeholder input

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15 Bicycle Network Vision: Building the Network Priority streets and paths for improvement to build a comprehensive bike network

16 IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS 5-year Streets and Sidewalks Plan Prioritize new facilities based on Bicycle Network Vision Pilot/Demonstration Projects Participatory Budgeting Development Mitigation Capital Projects

17 CAPITAL PROJECTS Western Ave. Major Sewer Separation Infrastructure Full Depth Reconstruction Key travel corridor on bike plan

18 TRAFFIC CALMING Oxford St. Street Reconstruction Shared Street Environment Speed reduction tools Key travel corridor on bike plan

19 DEVELOPMENT FUNDED Binney St. Major Roadway Full Depth Reconstruction Key travel corridor on bike plan Creates significant network connections

20 PARTICIPATORY BUDGET FUNDING Brattle St. High contraflow travel demand Higher comfort than other corridors Key travel corridor on bike plan

21 DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Cambridge St. City Council Order after fatalities High crash rate (for Cambridge) Near high school Key travel corridor on bike plan Pilot with significant data analysis

22 Post Implementation Counts

23 Preliminary After Counts

24 Preliminary After Counts

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