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Lorain Avenue Streetscape Public Meeting December 10, 2013

Agenda
I. II. III. IV. V. Welcome Framing Lorain Avenue Protected Bike Lanes Lorain Avenue Streetscape Recommendations Questions

Lorain Avenue

Stress-Free Bikeways
An introduction to better bike lanes

Types of bikeways

What is a protected bike lane?
• Dedicated, inviting spaces for people on bikes in the roadway. • Protected from motor vehicles • Separated from sidewalks. • Safe, efficient and ease of travel for all street users.

One way or two way

Separated by parking, posts or planters

Where do these exist?
• By end of 2013: 200 protected bike lane projects across US

Akron, OH

Vancouver, BC

Washington, DC

Dearborn Street

New York City
8th Avenue

9th Avenue

SAFETY: 56% reduction in injuries to all road users, 84% decrease in lawfulness. CONGESTION: Average travel time for motor vehicle down 14%. LAWFULNESS: Stoplight compliance has soared from 31% to 81%. INCREASE IN RIDERSHIP: Bike traffic has doubled. BUSINESS GROWTH: Local businesses saw a 49 percent increase in retail sales while local businesses throughout Manhattan only saw a 3 percent increase.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2012-10-measuring-the-street.pdf http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/201109_8th_9th_cb4_slides.pdf

Hornby Street

Vancouver, BC
Dunsmuir Street

INCREASED RIDERSHIP: Bicycle trips have gone up 207% on Hornby Street since installation. LAWFULNESS: Sidewalk riding decreased by 80%. SAFETY: All collisions dropped 18%, no reported collisions involving bicycles.

http://bettercities.net/article/despite-critics-vancouver-will-keep-its-cycle-tracks-15152

Washington DC
Pensylvania Avenue

15th Street

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSET: 83% of surveyed residents say 15th St. protected bike lane is a neighborhood asset. INCREASED RIDERSHIP: Bicycle traffic increased 200% after installation. SAFETY: Ninety percent of users say they feel safer bicycling on Pennsylvania Ave because of the new green lanes.

http://dc.gov/DC/DDOT/Publication%20Files/On%20Your%20Street/Bicycles%20and%20Pedestrians/Bicycles/Bike%20Lanes/DDOT_Bicy cleFacilityEvaluation_ExecSummary.pdf

Kinzie Street

Chicago
55th Street

SAFETY: 49% of survey respondents said motorist behavior improved. INCREASED RIDERSHIP: Bicycle traffic increased 55%, 41% of surveyed changed survey to use Kinzie St. CONGESTION: Evening rush hour travel time in both directions slightly decreased

http://www.chicagobikes.org/pdf/Kinzie_Initial_Findings.pdf

Peer Cities
Overton Park Road – Memphis 1st Avenue - Minneapolis Shelby Street – Indianapolis

Why?
•Studies show that protected bike lanes are: •Good for improving safety of all users •Improve business retail sales •Increase motorist and bicycle lawfulness •Increase the number of people riding bikes.

A plan for a connected network of protected bikeways

Lorain Avenue in 1952 & Today

Streetscape Recommendations

Streetscape Recommendations

Streetscape Recommendations

Thank you! Question and Answer A full Living Lorain report is available at www.ohiocity.org

EXISTING AM TRAFFIC

(optimized signal timing)
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 All intersections, all movements at LOS D or better
Behnke Associates

Existing Conditions - Stakeholder Meeting

Living Lorain

EXISTING PM TRAFFIC

(optimized signal timing)
Insert LOS results

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 All intersections, all movements at LOS D or better
Behnke Associates

Existing Conditions - Stakeholder Meeting

Living Lorain

PROPOSED 2-LANES AM TRAFFIC
(optimized signal timing)
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Adjusted cycle lengths All intersections, all movements at LOS D or better
Behnke Associates

Existing Conditions - Stakeholder Meeting

PROPOSED 2-LANES PM TRAFFIC
(optimized signal timing)
Insert LOS results

25 Living Lorain

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Adjusted cycle lengths All intersections, all movements at LOS D or better
Behnke Associates

Existing Conditions - Stakeholder Meeting

Public Transit & Cycle Track