Which Alternative do you support for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard?
**POLL CLOSED: Thank you for participating in our informal survey to guage support for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard project alternatives. To review the final tallies and public comments from the online survey (citywide participation), neighborhod survey (reflects only properties within vicinity of project area), and other comments received to date, click HERE.**
To review a simplified summary of the 3 currently proposed project alternatives, click HERE.
Please continue to provide comments, check for future project updates, and review project materials, visit the main Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard project website.
About the Survey
The City of San Luis Obispo invites you to participate in the survey below to help guide future bicycle facility improvements as part of the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. The intent of this survey is to gauge community support for any of the three concept alternatives presented. This is NOT a vote to determine a final decision -- opportunities for additional public input will be provided at the next City Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting (7/20/17) and at a City Council Study Session (8/15/17) prior to selection of a preferred alternative. This survey is open to all community stakeholders, while an additional mail-in survey will be distributed to residents that live within the project vicinity.
A summary of each of the three project alternatives is provided below. Project alternatives were developed based on review of existing transportation conditions and through input provided by the community through ongoing stakeholder outreach efforts. NOTE: The third concept alternative was developed after the most recent meeting in response to input provided.
Please show your support for one of the three alternatives (or none of the alternatives), and provide your comments in the poll at the bottom. Your participation is greatly valued!
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NOTE: ALL concept alternatives include sidewalk and street lighting improvements.
Alternative 1: Bicycle Boulevard with Traffic Diversion Along Broad Street
This alternative represents a traditional bicycle boulevard with a focus on reducing auto speeds and volumes on Broad Street to provide a low-stress bicycling route. Traffic diverters are proposed at the intersections of Broad/Meinecke, Broad/Mission and Broad/Center to shift vehicular traffic off Broad Street. Speed cushions are proposed between Mission and Mountain View and a neighborhood traffic circle is proposed at Broad/Mountain View to calm traffic speeds. The Almond Street "Wiggle" includes addition of a northbound bike lane on Chorro between Lincoln and Center, and wayfinding signs/markings to provide an alternate northbound route to bypass the uphill climb on Broad.
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Alternative 2: Broad/Chorro One-Way Couplet System
Convert Broad Street and Chorro Street to a one-way couplet system. Broad Street would be converted to one-way southbound and Chorro Street would be converted to one-way northbound between Meinecke and Lincoln. Broad Street would accommodate a southbound buffered bike lane (no northbound bike facility would be provided). Speed cushions are proposed on Broad Street between Mission and Mountain View. Chorro Street would accommodate a two-way protected bikeway (cycle track).
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Alternative 3: Bicycle Boulevard without Traffic Diversion on Broad Street
The intent of this alternative is to work towards developing an ideal, low-stress bicycle boulevard through traffic calming (speed reduction) treatments in the short-term, and volume reductions in the long-term in conjunction with Caltrans’ ultimate plans to close the US 101 ramps at Broad Street. This alternative is similar to Alternative 1, but without traffic diversion. Speed cushions are proposed on Broad Street between Mission and Mountain View and a new neighborhood traffic circle is proposed at Broad/Mountain View. Chicanes are proposed between Serrano and Mission to furhter reduce speeding. Speed cushions are proposed along Chorro Street between Meinecke and Lincoln. The Almond Street "Wiggle" includes addition of a northbound bike lane on Chorro between Lincoln and Center, and wayfinding signs/markings to provide an alternate northbound route to bypass the uphill climb on Broad.
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Learn More About the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan
The Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard is a planned project to develop a low-stress bicycle route connecting the San Luis Obispo downtown core north to Foothill Boulevard. To review more detailed information on the project, including meeting summaries, concept drawings for each concept alternative, and a Alternatives Screening Analysis Report, which includes an assessment of traffic/parking impacts, costs, pros and cons of each concept alternative, visit the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan website: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444
Project Managers Contact Info:
Luke Schwartz (Transportation Planner-Engineer), email@example.com, 805-781-7190
Jennifer Rice (Transportation Planner-Engineer), firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-781-7058
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