Final Alternatives--Which option do you support for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard?
About the Survey
On February 6, 2018, the City Council will be considering final options for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. Consistent with City Council direction provided at the Council Study Session back in August, two options will be presented for the most challenging segment of the project corridor--the northern portion between Lincoln Street and Foothill Boulevard:
- Preferred Alternative (Protected Bike Lanes) - Convert one side of on-street parking to protected/buffered bike lanes on Chorro Street, Broad Street, and Ramona Drive. Over 80% of route between Downtown and Foothill Boulevard provided via dedicated bike lanes.
- Lincoln Street Alternative (Minimal Parking Loss) - Bikeway provided with markings, wayfinding signage and minor traffic calming only. Route follows Lincoln Street instead of Chorro (between Chorro and Mission). No dedicated bike lanes provided along this segment and minimal on-street parking removal required.
As with the Preliminary Alternatives Survey conducted earlier this year, the intent of this survey is to gauge community support for the two final concept alternatives presented. This is NOT a vote to determine a final decision -- opportunities for additional public input will be provided when the final concepts are presented to the City Bicycle Advisory Committee (1/18/18) and City Council (2/6/18) for their consideration, and potential approval. 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 two project alternatives for the Lincoln-to-Foothill segment is provided below.
Please show your support for one of the two alternatives (or none of the above), 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.
Preferred Alternative (Protected Bike Lanes)
This alternative converts one side of street parking to protected/buffered bike lanes along Chorro Street, Broad Street and Ramona Drive. From Lincoln Street, the alignment follows Chorro (two-way protected bikeway on west side between Lincoln and Mission), Mission (shared lane between Chorro and Broad), Broad (southbound buffered/protected bike lane between Mission and Ramona/ northbound shared lane), Ramona (two-way protected bikeway on north side from Broad to planned Safe Route to School bike path), and continues from Ramona to Foothill (connecting to planned Foothill/Ferrini bike/pedestrian crossing) via a planned Class I bicycle/pedestrian path adjacent to the Foothill Shopping Center. Traffic calming measures proposed along Broad Street between Mission and Ramona where bicyclists will continue to share the northbound lane with vehicle traffic (road too narrow for two-way bike lanes).
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Lincoln Street Alternative (Minimal Parking Loss)
This alternative provides a bikeway using enhanced pavement markings (sharrows), wayfinding signage and minor traffic calming only. Bicyclists will ride in mixed traffic (sharing travel lanes with motorists) exclusively along this segment. The route follows Lincoln Street (Chorro to Mission), Mission (Lincoln to Broad), Broad (Mission to Ramona), Ramona (Broad to planned Safe Routes to School bike path), and continues from Ramona to Foothill (connecting to planned Foothill/Ferrini bike/pedestrian crossing) via a planned Class I bicycle/pedestrian path adjacent to the Foothill Shopping Center. Traffic calming measures proposed along Lincoln Street, Broad Street and Ramona Drive to reduce motor vehicle speeds and improve comfort for bicyclists and residents. Minimal parking removal is required--1-2 spaces removed for corner bulbouts at Chorro/Lincoln and Chorro/Mission, and 2-3 spaces removed on north side of Ramona at planned Safe Routes to School bike/pedestrian path entry.
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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 route for bicyclists and pedestrians connecting Downtown San Luis Obispo to Foothill Boulevard. To review more detailed information on the project, including past meeting summaries and project materials, visit the project website (https://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444). A detailed project summary report, which will include concept drawings and detailed analysis for each project alternative, will be uploaded to the project website in early January prior to presentation of the final plans to the City Bicycle Advisory Committee (January 18, 2018) and City Council (February 6, 2018).
Project Managers Contact Info:
Luke Schwartz (Transportation Planner-Engineer), firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-781-7190
Jennifer Rice (Transportation Planner-Engineer), email@example.com, 805-781-7058
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