Designing for Mobility Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs when you don’t have good Infrastructure (or $) for either!



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Designing for Mobility Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs when you don’t have good Infrastructure (or $) for either!

Tampa’s Downtown Quick Facts

  • Land area 760 acres (220 blocks)
  • Workforce 50,000+
  • Office Space 9.4 Million Sq. Ft.
  • Art & Cultural Centers 9
  • Students 9,000
  • Residents within 3 miles 98,000+
  • Residents in Downtown 4,300+ (est.)
  • Parking spaces 25,000+
  • Bike lanes/trails 7
  • Special Services District
  • I. Design/Policy/Planning

Complete Streets

  • Complete Streets
  • Design and operate entire roadway with all users in mind
  • 379 regional and local jurisdictions + 26 states have adopted ordinance or policy.
  • Design/Policy/Planning

NACTO urban bikeway design guidelines

  • NACTO urban bikeway design guidelines
  • Provide cities with solutions that can
  • help create complete streets that are safe
  • and enjoyable for bicyclists.
  • Lanes, intersections, signals, bike
  • boulevards, cycle tracks, etc.
  • Free Webinars and resources.
  • Design/Policy/Planning

Walk Friendly Communities

  • Walk Friendly Communities
  • America Walks received funding from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring workshops, technical assistance and other support services to local communities.
  • Steps to a Walkable Community: A Guide for Citizens, Planners, and Engineers.
  • This resource serves as the basis for a
    • series of webinars, phone discussion
    • groups, trainings, and walking
    • campaign walkshops™.
  • Design/Policy/Planning

Bicycle Friendly Community

  • Bicycle Friendly Community
  • The Bicycle Friendly Community Program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling.
  • The League named 24 new and 25
    • renewing BFC during the 2012
    • Spring BFC awards.
  • Minneapolis has reached the
    • Gold level!
  • Design/Policy/Planning

  • Walk Score/Transit Score/Bike Score
  • Downtown Minneapolis got a 95 out of 100
  • Downtown Tampa was most walkable at 82.
  • Nearby suburb scored a dismal 36!
  • Design/Policy/Planning

  • Walkable 101: The Walkability Workbook
  • Free set of documents and slide presentations providing guidance on everything needed to:
  • organize community walkability workshops,
  • conduct walkability audits and
  • prioritize changes for a better built environment.
  • Design/Policy/Planning

Tampa Example-

  • Tampa Example-
  • Walk/Bike Plan
  • Result of 2009 Comprehensive Plan Update – encourage growth in “mixed-use corridors and villages”.
  • Review past studies to ID, prioritize feasible bike/ped projects and put business plan in place for completion.
  • Projects either Complete Streets re-configuration (6) or stand-alone (20).
  • Design/Policy/Planning

Tampa Example- (con’t)

  • Tampa Example- (con’t)
  • Walk/Bike Plan
  • Projects identified/prioritized by this effort will be used to:
  • Allocate City tax revenues (i.e. local option gas tax, capital infrastructure sales tax).
  • Identify right-of-way needs and opportunities within City, County, and FDOT resurfacing projects and other public works projects.
  • Identify projects along the major
    • road network eligible for
    • Federal “Enhancement” funds
    • or Federal Highway Safety Program
    • funds.
  • Design/Policy/Planning
  • II. Education/Advocacy
  • Tampa BayCycle – bike advocacy campaign
  • Funded by FL Dept. of Transportation
  • Active website and Facebook page
  • Grant used for bike safety gear, free bike safety
    • classes, event support, etc.
    • “Words for Wheels” essay contest
    • Bike to Work Rides
  • Education/Advocacy
  • Low Cost Bike Racks
        • Parking meter bike rack
      • Student Art racks
  • Education/Advocacy
  • WalkWise/BikeSmart
  • Funded by FL DOT
  • 15 to 45 min presentation
  • Tips for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers
  • Enforcement campaign as well
  • Green Artery
  • Downtown area neighborhood-led campaign to connect via safe walk/bike paths
  • Identify, expand and enhance a trail system
  • Education/Advocacy
    • III. Events
  • Events
  • Mobility Market Feb. 2010

Do the Local Motion

  • Do the Local Motion
  • Combining Fitness with Culture and Community
  • *Bi-weekly free guided
  • walking tours
  • *Walker feedback
  • soliticed
  • *Highlights downtown
  • business
  • *Averaged 69 people
  • per walk!
  • Events

Urban Restaurant Tours

  • Urban Restaurant Tours
  • Sponsored by downtown bike shop
  • Introduces new riders to cycling
  • Mini bike-safety workshop offered prior to ride
  • Great exposure for downtown restaurants
  • Events

Mobility Awareness Tour

  • Mobility Awareness Tour
  • Partnered with groups we
    • hadn’t worked with
  • Invited transportation engineers
    • and planners
  • Very “eye-opening”
    • experience
  • Events

National Park(ing) Day

  • National Park(ing) Day
  • Partnered with Arts
    • Organization
  • Held call for artists
  • Ideal morphing into
    • Parklets
  • Events

Other ideas

  • Other ideas
  • Tampa Bay Bike Co-op
  • Criterium and Festival
  • Bike Valet at events
  • Events
  • Karen Kress, AICP, LCI
  • kkress@tampasdowntown.com
  • 813-221-3686


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