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Create a World-Class Bicyclist and Pedestrian Experience with the BRT system on Fredericksburg Rd.

This plan is not acceptable.


But there are some better options...

Created by Alanna Avant, call 210-320-6884


Class I Bike Paths (Physically Seperated from Road) Created by Alanna Avant, call 210-320-6884

Option A

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0’ 5’ 10’

6’ 5’ 5’ 11’ 11’ 12’ 12’ 11’ 11’ 5’ 5’ 6’


Sidewalks become more Trees and reduced size of travel
pedestrian friendly and Sidewalk Protected Plant Traffic Lane Traffic Lane BRT Lane BRT Lane Traffic Lane Traffic Lane Plant Protected Sidewalk lanes are traffic calming devices
ADA compliant without with Bike Buffer Buffer Bike with that are still AASHTO compliant.
barriers from utility lines. Buried Lane Lane Buried
Utilities with with Utilities AASHTO Guide for the
Physically seperated Dark-Sky Dark-Sky Development of Bicycle
bike lane offers additional Lighting Lighting Facilities says "another
safety to non-expert and and important reason for
bicylists while seperating Bus Stops Bus Stops constructing bike lanes
them from pedestrian traffic. is to better accommodate
bicyclists where insufficient
Plant buffer is a multi-use space exists for comfortable
flex space that accomodates 10’ 10’ riding on existing streets.
beautiful greenery that is This may be accomplished
currently absent from Right-Turn Lane Right-Turn Lane by reducing the width of
Fredericksburg Rd along or Driveway or Driveway vehicular lanes or prohibiting
with lighting and new attractive (Cautionary Use) (Cautionary Use) parking...".
VIA bus stops for regular routes.

Buffer can also change size 32’ 24’ 32’


if there is limited space along
Fredericksburg Rd. 100’ Right of Way
Class I Bike Paths (Physically Seperated from Road) Created by Alanna Avant, call 210-320-6884

Option B

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0’ 5’ 10’

6’ 5’ 5’ 11’ 11’ 12’ 12’ 11’ 11’ 5’ 5’ 6’


This option shares many
of the benefits of Option A. Sidewalk Protected Plant Traffic Lane Traffic Lane BRT Lane BRT Lane Traffic Lane Traffic Lane Plant Protected Sidewalk
with Bike Buffer Buffer Bike with
Some differences: Buried Lane Lane Buried
Utilities with with Utilities
Multi-use paths can create Dark-Sky Dark-Sky
some potential bike/pedestrian Lighting Lighting
conflicts. However, providing and and
striping seperation between Bus Stops Bus Stops
bicyclists and pedestrians can
limit the conflict.

This option removes the


possibility of a right-turn
only lane but also removes
the potential conflicts 11’ 11’
bicyclists might endure
by merging with traffic. Multi-use Path Multi-use Path
In that respect, this is a
safer experience for 22’ 24’ 22’
non-expert bicyclists.
100’ Right of Way
Class I Bike Paths (Physically Seperated from Road) Created by Alanna Avant, call 210-320-6884

Option C

Section
0’ 5’ 10’

5’ 3’ 11’ 11’ 12’ 4’ 8’ 4’ 12’ 11’ 11’ 3’ 5’


This option shares many There would be no traffic
of the benefits of Option A Sidewalk Plant Traffic Lane Traffic Lane BRT Lane Plant Multi-use Plant BRT Lane Traffic Lane Traffic Lane Plant Sidewalk interruptions to multi-use
and Option B. with Buffer Buffer Bikeway Buffer Buffer with path users from right turning
Buried with with Buried traffic or cars pulling in and
Some differences: Utilities Lights with with Lights Utilities out of parking lots. The limited
Dark-Sky Dark-Sky traffic interruption would
This really focuses on Lighting Lighting occur at signaled
creating a holistic bus intersections with left-turning
rapid transit experience vehicles.
from one station to the
the next.

It also creates a safe


haven from traffic for 16’
non-expert bicyclists and
pedestrians boarding and BRT-dedicated Greenway
off loading from the BRT with BRT Stations
stations. and Amenities

8’ 22’ 40’ 22’ 8’

100’ Right of Way


Class I Bike Paths (Physically Seperated from Road) Created by Alanna Avant, call 210-320-6884

Option D

Section
0’ 5’ 10’

This option shares many 6’ 3’ 8’ 5’ 11’ 11’ 12’ 12’ 11’ 11’ 4’ 6’
of the benefits of Option A
and Option B. Sidewalk Plant Protected Plant Traffic Lane Traffic Lane BRT Lane BRT Lane Traffic Lane Traffic Lane Plant Sidewalk
with Buffer Two-Way Buffer Buffer with
Some differences: Buried Bike with Buried
Utilities Lane with Dark-Sky Utilities
This focuses the pedestrian Dark-Sky Lighting
and bicycle traffic on one Lighting
side of the road, and should and
be on the side that most Bus Stops
people would want to access
(such as on the side of
CrossRoads Mall).

The bike lane still needs to


be clearly marked to discourage
pedestrian use. The plant
buffer between the bike lane
and pedestrian walkway helps.

The plant buffer between the 22’ 22’ 24’ 22’ 10’
two paths can also be removed
in limited space. 100’ Right of Way