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FairmountCivicAssociation

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Thursday,January31,2013 y, y , PhiladelphiaMennoniteHighSchool FairmountAvenueBikeLanes 1 860North24th Street

FairmountAvenue Fairmount Avenue ExistingConditions


FrequentlyUsedbyCyclists Growingnumberof familieswithchildren Growingnumberofseniors Activerestaurantscene; goodneighborhoodshopping

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FairmountAvenue ExistingStreet i i Condition


Verywidestreet
48widecurbtocurb

16travellanesaretoospacious p Abikelanefitswithoutremoving: Parking Parking Motorvehiclelanes

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FairmountAvenue
Limitedbusservice ConnectsSchuylkillRiverTrail withBroadSt PartofPhiladelphias BicycleNetworkPlan Manycyclistsalreadylive inSpringGardenandFairmount

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WhatWouldBikeLanesLookLike?

FairmountAvebetween21st and22nd St t F i tA b t 21 d 22 Streets

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WhatWouldBikeLanesLookLike?

FairmountAvebetween24th and25th St t F i tA b t 24 d 25 Streets

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StreetslikeFairmountAvenue St t lik F i tA withbikelanesinPhiladelphia


ComparisonofDailyTrafficVolumes
14,000 12,000 10,000 AADT 8,000 6,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 2 000 Fairmount SpruceSt Aramingo SnyderAve Torresdale Chelten CastorAve Ave Ave Ave Ave
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June2012OnlineSurvey DistributedbyFCA&BicycleCoalition Distributed by FCA & Bicycle Coalition


375Respondents

Howoftendoyouuse FairmountAve?
70%Respondentslive intheneighborhoods in the neighborhoods 46 3% in Fairmount 46.3%inFairmount 18.4%inSpringGarden 5.6%inFrancisville
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48% alk bike or dri e dail 48%walk,bikeordrivedaily 29%walk,bikeordrivemore thanonceaweek 15%useit23timesamonth

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June2012SurveyResults

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FairmountAve.Businesses
Doortodoor canvasof65 businessesin November2012

80%ofthose40 businesseswe businesses we talkedtowere supportiveofbike lanes

Madecontact Made contact with40 stores/restaurants

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OnlineSurveyforBusinesses
Sentanonline y surveyto approximately48 businesses(for whichwehadan emailaddress)

48%inFairmount; 44%inFrancisville

27responded

92.6%ofthose whotookthe surveywere supportive

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January2013SurveyDistributedby FrancisvilleNDC&SpringGardenCivic
Howoftendoyou useFairmount use Fairmount Ave?
50%walk,bikeordrive daily y 33%walk,bikeordrive morethanonceaweek 10%useit23timesa month
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134Respondents 18%Fairmount 57%SpringGarden 57% Spring Garden 26%Francisville

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January2013SurveyResults

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MainIssuesRaisedinSurveys Main Issues Raised in Surveys


Bikelanesfeelsafer Betterconnectivityto thecity sbikelane the citys bike lane network Improvesbicycle behaviorgetscyclistsoff thesidewalk h id lk Communitybenefits Saferforpedestrians Designates spaces for Designatesspacesfor carsandbicycles more orderly Increasespredictability of f drivers,cyclists,pedestri ans Increasedsafetyriskto allroadusersdueto doubleparkingconflict+ hightrafficdriveways Potentialtoincrease Potential to increase congestion Unwantedlossof parkingorimpairsability todoubleparkfor to double park for loading/unloading Whynecessary? AlternativeE/Wrouteon SpringGarden

PRO

CON

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Won tparkingspacesbelost? Wont parking spaces be lost?


No loss of parking required to mark bike lanes Nolossofparkingrequiredtomarkbikelanes Aparkingmanagementprogramcouldreduce doubleparkingandincreaseparkingforbusinesses do ble parking and increase parking for b sinesses
Residentialpermitparking Timerestrictedparkingnearrestaurantsandstores Ti i d ki d Meteredparking Additionalloadingzonesformorningdeliveries dd ll d f d l

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WhynotSpringGardenStreet? Why not Spring Garden Street?


Importanceofanetwork ResidentsandbusinessesinFairmount Residents and businesses in Fairmount Fewerbusconflicts Lessmotorvehicletraffic L t hi l t ffi TrailuserscanavoidEakinsOval

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Willbikelanesincreasecongestion? Will bike lanes increase congestion?


Willnotremoveatravellane Willclarifywheredriversaresupposedtodrive y pp Willclarifywherebicyclistsaresupposedtoride Therewillstillberoomfordriverstopassacar There will still be room for drivers to pass a car waitingtoturnleft Cars waiting to turn left will do so closer to the Carswaitingtoturnleftwilldosoclosertothe centeroftheroadway

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Won tbikelanesaffectdoubleparking? Wont bike lanes affect double parking?


Double parking is illegal now; Doubleparkingisillegalnow; Itisnolessandnomoreillegalinabikelane

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Won tbikelanesaffectdoubleparking? Wont bike lanes affect double parking?


Delivery vehicles regularly block bike lanes Deliveryvehiclesregularlyblockbikelanes elsewhereinPhiladelphia Bicyclists must move around stopped vehicles Bicyclistsmustmovearoundstoppedvehicles Whenastoppedvehicleoccupiesabikelane, driversappeartobemoretolerantabout drivers appear to be more tolerant about allowingabicyclisttotravelaround

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ThankYou
CharlesCarmalt Pedestrian/BicycleCoordinator MayorsOfficeofTransportation&Utilities Charles.Carmalt@phila.gov

SarahClarkStuart Sarah Clark Stuart PolicyDirector BicycleCoalitionofGreaterPhiladelphia sarah@bicyclecoalition.org

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