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Castro Valley Municipal Advisory · PDF file 2018. 3. 16. · Design Guidelines: Project Prioritization* Funding & Implementation. ... Isabel Trail (Shadow Cliffs to Morgan...

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  • Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council March 19, 2018

  • 1 Background

    2 Draft Bicycle Vision and Pedestrian Networks 3 Next Steps 4 Updates

    Agenda

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  • PROJECT AREA: Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County

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  • PURPOSE To develop implementable and practical, yet inspiring policies, projects, and programs that enhance the walking and biking environment in the Unincorporated Areas

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  • 1 Connectivity Connected and continuousbicycle and pedestrian network

    2 Access Access for all users

    3 Safety Improved safety for all modes of transportation

    4 Comfort A pleasant walking and biking experience through the provision of support amenities

    5 Awareness Community awareness of the benefits of walking and biking as an alternative to driving; and an understanding of the safety responsibilities of all users

    6 Land Use Integration Land uses support and promote walking and bicycling

    VISION AND GOALS Guide the development of a convenient transportation alternative to motor vehicles for residents, visitors, shoppers, and commuters.

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  • 2017 2018

    TASKS M J J A S O N D J F M A M J

    Kick-off Meetings

    Community Outreach Ongoing

    ADA Transition Plan

    Goals, Policies, & Existing Conditions

    Network Analysis & Recommendations

    Support Programs

    Design Guidelines

    Project Prioritization*

    Funding & Implementation

    Specific Corridor Studies

    Draft & Final Master Plan

    SCHEDULE *Next Step

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  • Since the August Open Houses • Conducted community outreach

    o Received and reviewed over 1,000 comments

    • Completed an existing conditions review

    • Updated bicycle classifications for the Plan

    • Drafted the bicycle network

    • Developed recommendations for pedestrian improvements

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  • Conducted Community Outreach Held Community Open Houses in East and Central County on August 23 and 24

    East County Open House Central County Open House 8

  • Conducted Community Outreach Hosted a WikiMap from May 25 to November 26, 2017

    Over 200 people commented

    Provided feedback on:

    • Barriers

    • Where they currently walk/bike

    • Where they would like to walk/bike

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  • Conducted Community Outreach Hosted a WikiMap from May 25 to November 26, 2017

    Common responses for “Barriers to walking and biking”: For walking:

    • Lack of sidewalks/pathways

    • Safety of crossings

    • Distance

    For biking:

    • Lack of bike routes, lanes, and paths

    • Safety of intersections

    • Distance

    For both:

    • Amount of traffic

    • Speed of traffic

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  • Conducted Community Outreach Hosted a WikiMap from May 25 to November 26, 2017

    Common responses for “Places I would like to bike or walk”:

    • Libraries

    • Schools

    • East 14th Street

    • Pathway along Lake Chabot Road

    • Castro Valley Boulevard

    • Niles Canyon, connecting to the Tri-Valley area

    • Roads in eastern county

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  • Existing Conditions Inventory

    Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Completed Since 2012

    • 44 bicycle projects (complete or in progress) • 17 pedestrian projects

    Existing Bicycle Parking • Schools • Libraries • Castro Valley and Bay Fair BART stations • Parks and Recreational Facilities

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  • Existing Conditions Inventory Existing and Planned Trail Facilities Alameda Creek Trail Arroyo del Valle Trail Arroyo Mocho Trail BART to Bay Trail Connector Brushy Peak to Del Valle Trail East Bay Greenway Greenbelt Trail Iron Horse Trail Extension (Alameda County line to Shadow Cliffs) Iron Horse Trail Extension (Shadow Cliffs to San Joaquin County Line) Isabel Trail (Shadow Cliffs to Morgan Territory Road) Las Positas Creek Trail Niles Canyon to Shadow Cliffs Trail San Lorenzo Creek Trail Shadow Cliffs to Iron Horse (includes Alamo Canal & Arroyo de la Laguna) Shadow Cliffs to Del Valle Trail/Arroyo Del Valle/Sycamore Grove Trail Tassajara Creek Trail Union Pacific Railroad 13

  • Bicycle Classifications Multi-use path (paved) – Class I Bike lane – Class II

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  • Bicycle Classifications

    Shared roadway, Bicycle boulevard, and Rural route – Class III

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  • Bicycle Classifications

    Separated bike lane – Class IV Trail (unpaved) – No class designation

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  • Draft Bicycle Vision Network: Map and Project List

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  • Draft Bicycle Vision Network (Showing Effects to Parking)

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  • Pedestrian Network Recommendations Based on:

    • Updated project list from 2012 Plan

    • Alameda County Unincorporated Areas Safe Routes to School Project

    • Walkshed maps

    • Process for identifying new/future projects

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  • Pedestrian Network Recommendations Walkshed Maps

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  • Pedestrian Network Recommendations Planned Sidewalks

    Communities

    • Ashland

    • Castro Valley

    • Cherryland

    • Fairview

    • San Lorenzo

    Project Type

    • 2018 Sidewalk Construction Projects

    • Under Design

    • Planned

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  • Safe Routes to Schools Project

    • Serves over 23,000 students at 35 public schools in the Unincorporated Areas

    Pedestrian Network Recommendations

    • Goal: Reduce pedestrian and bicycle collisions near schools

    • Includes Engineering, Education, and Enforcement

    • Customized Traffic Safety Program for each school

    • Implement SRTS short-tern and long-term traffic safety counter measures

    • Projects completed since 2012: • 23 bicycle projects • 20 pedestrian projects 22

  • Safe Routes to Transit

    • AC Transit Connections

    • Altamont Commuter Express (ACE)

    • BART (Castro Valley and Bay Fair)

    • Wheels Bus Connections

    Pedestrian Network Recommendations

    Castro Valley BART station ACE Train 23

  • Next Step: Prioritizing Projects Which projects should be implemented first?

    Step Action

    1 Determine criteria

    2 Apply criteria to proposed projects

    3 Develop prioritized list of bicycle and pedestrian projects

    • Safety • Feasibility • Demand • Disadvantaged communities • Barriers and gaps

    • Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access

    • Transit access • School vicinity • Activity centers

    Examples of prioritization criteria may include:

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  • Spring 2018: Draft Plan for review 2017 2018

    TASKS M J J A S O N D J F M A M J

    Kick-off Meetings

    Community Outreach Ongoing

    ADA Transition Plan

    Goals, Policies, & Existing Conditions

    Network Analysis & Recommendations

    Support Programs

    Design Guidelines

    Project Prioritization

    Funding & Implementation

    Specific Corridor Studies

    Draft & Final Master Plan

  • • Contact Paul Keener, Senior Transportation Planner, 510-670-6452 or [email protected]

    • Visit: www.acpwa.org/pas/bicycle-and-pedestrian-master-plan

    For more information

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    mailto:[email protected] http://www.acpwa.org/pas/bicycle-and-pedestrian-master-plan

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