BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEETING 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 239-338-2550 AGENDA Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Minutes 1. *Approval of the March 2, 2010 BPCC Minutes New Business 2. *Review of Project Evaluations and Recommendation of TE priorities (Ron Gogoi) + 3. Discussion on Potential Project Proposals for TIGER II Funds (Don Scott) + 4. Provide Comments on Bicycle Pedestrian Accommodation to FDOT on SR 78 Resurfacing Project (Ron Gogoi) + 5. Discussion of Florida House Bill 971 and its Impact on Bicycling (Dan Moser) 6. Update on FDOT’s ADA Study on US 41 (Sarita Taylor) 7. Discussion on the Proposed Development of the US Bicycle Route System (Andy Getch) 8. Review and Discussion on Lee County Bicycle Pedestrian Crashes (Steve Jansen) 9. Discussion on the Use of Bike Signage on Lee County Roadways (Dan Moser) Old Business 10. Status Update on Countywide Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan (Don Scott) 11. Update on Bicycle Pedestrian Related Projects (Sarita Taylor) 12. Update on the Preferred Alignment for North Colonial Bike Path (Ron Gogoi) Other Business 13. Public Comments on Items Not in the Agenda 14. LeeTran Report 15. FDOT Report 16. Announcements 17. Topics for Next Meeting 16. Information and Distribution Items Adjournment + * Action Items May Require Action All meetings of the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Ms. Meghan Marion at the Lee MPO 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling (239) 338-2550 x 219; if you are hearing or speech impaired call (800) 955-8770 Voice / (800) 955-8771 TDD. Or, e-mail email@example.com The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he or she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may file a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation District One Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2345, or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. MINUTES OF THE LEE COUNTY BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COORDINATING COMMITTEE Held on March 2, 2010 1:30 pm. The meeting of the Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinating Committee was held at the offices of Lee County Public Works in the fourth floor conference room, located at 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. Those in attendance included: Jeff Davis City of Bonita Springs Stephanie Smith City of Cape Coral Avelino Cancel City of Fort Myers Doug Dietrich City of Sanibel Steve Jansen Community Traffic Safety Team Dan Moser Injury Prevention Coalition Andy Getch Lee County Department of Transportation Fred Johnson Lee County Department of Parks & Recreation Dawn Gordon Lee County School District Michael Horsting LeeTran Carrie Hill Town of Fort Myers Beach Others in attendance included: David Long with PBS&J/FDOT; Ron Gogoi and Don Scott with the Lee County MPO; Angie Tomlinson with the SWFRPC; Amber Smith with City of Fort Myers Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. Agenda Item #1: Approval of the January 19, 2010 BPCC Minutes MS. HILL MOVED TO APPROVE THE JANUARY 19, 2010 BPCC MINUTES. SECONDED BY MS. GORDON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Agenda Item #2: Amendment of the Regional Pathway Map and Selection and Prioritization of Projects for Regional Enhancement Funds Mr. Scott suggested revising the map to add US 41 from SR 78 to Charlotte County line, SR 80 from Orange River Boulevard to Buckingham Road for pathway. The Committee discussed the proposed projects that included SR 78, US 41 and SR 80. MR. GETCH MOVED TO APPROVE THE REGIONAL PATHWAY MAP WITH STAFF’S RECOMMENDATIONS. SECONDED BY MR. HORSTING. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MR. GETCH MOVED TO MAKE SR 80 THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. SECONDED BY MR. JOHNSON. MOTION SECONDED UNANIMOUSLY. Agenda Item #3: Update on Solicitation of Proposals for Local Enhancement Funds Mr. Gogoi gave an update on the local enhancement funds. Mr. Getch suggested that the committee should take two steps back and see what we might want to do with the point scoring criteria and what those priorities are going to be. Discussion ensued regarding the criteria and priorities for solicitation on projects. Mr. Horsting stated that he would like to see revisions that include more on transit and greenhouse gases. Mr. Jansen suggested that the committee retro-fit pedestrian safety projects which do not have local funding. The Committee ended up making some recommendations that staff will incorporate and send back out for review. Agenda Item #4: Selection of a Preferred Alternative for the Extension of the North Colonial Bike Path Mr. Gogoi and Mr. Long reviewed the alternatives for the extension of the North Colonial bike path. Mr. Moser suggested using alternative one or three; also using Metro which is alternative four. MR. DIETRICH MOVED TO APPROVE ALTERNATIVES ONE, THREE, AND FOUR. SECONDED BY MR. JOHNSON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mr. Long stated he would contact FDOT about utilizing the retention pond right-of-way. Mr. Moser stated that could be part of alternative one. Agenda Item #5: Update on Bicycle Pedestrian Accommodation on Interchange Crossings Mr. Scott gave an update on the bicycle pedestrian accommodations on interchange crossings; the following projects had the following facilities: • I-75/Bonita Beach Road – 10 foot concrete multiuse pathway on both sides underneath the structure – the MPO board expressed concerns on the use of high visibility crosswalks at the end of the ramps. • I-75/Colonial – 8 foot asphalt pathway/sidewalk. • I-75/SR 78 - resurfacing Agenda Item #6: Update on the MPO Coordination to Resolve Bicycle Pedestrian Issues on Ongoing Capacity Improvement Projects Mr. Gogoi informed the committee that three projects are under way: • US 41 widening from Estero Boulevard to Corkscrew Road. • West SR 82 – no keyhole in designs – FDOT is working on the designs. • SR 78 from Chiquita to Burnt Store Road – putting in keyhole lanes. Agenda Item #7: Review of the Cost Estimates to Accommodate Marked and Signed Bicycle Lanes on US 41 Mr. Gogoi reviewed the cost estimates for US 41. The Committee also discussed sidewalk projects. Agenda Item #8: Recommendation of Endorsement of Safe Routes to School Applications Ms. Gordon gave an update on the safe routes to school applications that were picked. MR. JANSEN MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATIONS AS THEY WERE PRIORITIZED. SECONDED BY MR. DIETRICH. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Agenda Item #9: Status of Countywide Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Mr. Scott gave an update; he informed the committee that there will be a workshop, date will be sent out at a future date. Mr. Moser invited the Master Plan consultants to attend the workshop put on by BikeWalkLee on March 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. which will be reviewing bicycle safety with the public. He also informed the committee that there has been a request for another BPAC requested in the City of Cape Coral; the Caloosa Riders would be involved. Agenda Item #10: Review for Information to Complete Bicycle Friendly State Application Mr. Getch stated that the state is putting together a complete bicycle friendly application. Mr. Gogoi provided a list of which jurisdictions had a bicycle/pedestrian plan. Agenda Item #11: Public Comments No public was present to give any comments. Agenda Item #12: LeeTran Report Mr. Horsting reported that they are continuing to make improvements to bus stops around Lee County. The Committee discussed FDOT’s ADA review on US 41 from Victoria to Lee Memorial Hospital; Ms. Letourneau requested that the State look at this section for ADA improvements. Agenda Item #13: FDOT Report No report was given. Agenda Item #14: Announcements Bike Summit – April 8th in Tallahassee ProBike/ProWalk – May 11-13 in Lakeland Mr. Moser informed the committee that the 2nd edition of the Bicycle maps are running low and asked if the committee wants to print more. Committee discussed having more bicycle maps made. Agenda Item #15: Topics for Next Meeting • Enhancement Projects • Sarita Taylor with FDOT – ADA Project Agenda Item #16: Information and Distribution Items Items were distributed in agenda packets. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 2:56 p.m. Agenda Item 2 BPCC 5/18/2010 REVIEW EVALUATION RESULTS AND RECOMMEND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PRIORITIES RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: 1. Review the evaluation results of the 6 new bicycle pedestrian projects for Transportation Enhancement (TE) Funds as shown in Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Attachment B. 2. Consider the rankings from Table 1 and recommend a list of priorities in conjunction with the unfunded priorities from last year Six bicycle pedestrian proposals for local Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds have been submitted this year: two from the City of Cape Coral, three from the City of Fort Myers, and one from the Lee County BOCC. TE funds include new funds available in District One for FY 2015/16 and any unused funds from previous years. These proposals are shown in Attachment A. At its last meeting in March, the BPCC asked staff to revise the existing evaluation criteria so it is more in line with complete streets policy and use the resulting criteria to evaluate the new TE proposals. During the early part of April, staff worked on the revisions and the final revisions (Attachment D) were developed with input from the BPCC. Some of the revisions included deleting the school related criteria, adding an employment based criterion, changing the buffer distance for calculating housing units to ¼ and ¾ miles respectively for pedestrian and bike projects, and giving a weighting factor of 2 for intermodal projects. The housing unit analysis was provided by the Lee County Property Appraiser’s Office while intermodal trips were calculated by MPO and Leetran staff. A break down of project scores by each individual criterion as well as a composite score for each individual project is shown in Attachment B. A breakdown of all 6 projects by the raw and adjusted scores of criteria 4,5,7,9 and 11 is shown in Table 2 of Attachment B. Attachment B also includes the calculations that were used to find the weighted percentage of households without vehicles (Table 3) and weekly bus trips (Table 4) while Attachment C includes the estimated employment user base within ¼ or ¾ mile buffer. At the May 18th meeting, the BPCC will be asked to review the evaluations and recommend priorities after considering the rankings resulting from the evaluations. TABLE 1 UNFUNDED PRIORITIES FROM LAST YEAR AND NEW 2010 PROPOSALS FOR TE FUNDS 2009 Priority Applicant Roadway Limits Improvements Requested Cost Local Match Total Cost UNFUNDED PRIORITIES 6 Fort Myers Eugenia St West of Marsh Avenue to East of Clotilde Sidewalk (north side) $212,800 $11,200 $224,000 7 Cape Coral Savona Pkwy Chiquita Blvd to Agualinda Blvd Sidewalk (both sides) $215,000 $31,000 $246,000 8 Fort Myers Marion St SR 80 to Polk St/Arnold Dr Sidewalk (north side) $475,000 $25,000 $500,000 9 Lee County Sunniland Blvd Lee Blvd to Park Rd Sidewalk (both sides) $488,750 $40,000 $528,750 13 Sanibel Bowman's Beach Rd Sanibel-Captiva Rd to Bowman's Beach Rd Shared Use Path $240,000 $0 $240,000 Dunlop Road Periwinkle Way to Wooster Shared Use Path (East Side) 14 Sanibel $220,000 $0 $220,000 Wooster Lane Dunlop Road to Palm Ridge Road Shared Use Path (south side) NEW PROPOSALS NA Cape Coral El Dorado Pkwy Coronado Pkwy to Willington Ct Side Walk (both sides) $374,000 $45,000 $419,000 NA Cape Coral Skyline Pkwy Gleason Pkwy to Trafalgar Pkwy Sidewalk (west side) $390,000 $55,000 $445,000 NA Lee County Slater Rd Mellow Rd to Nalle Grade Rd Paved Shoulders (both sides) $378,000 $0 $378,000 NA Fort Myers Glenwood Ave Marsh Ave to Prospect Ave Sidewalk (north side) $187,000 $33,000 $220,000 NA Fort Myers Woodside Ave SR 80 to Marsh Ave Sidewalk (north side) $345,950 $61,050 $407,000 Woodside Ave Marsh Ave to Prospect Ave Sidewalk (north side) NA Fort Myers $357,000 $63,000 $420,000 Prospect Ave Woodside Ave to Glenwood Av Sidewalk (west side) TABLE 2 -COMPOSITE SCORES BY DESCENDING TOTAL Household Intermodal Similar Facility Housing Unit Employment Local Financial Bike/Ped Speed Limit Traffic Volume Shldr + Lane Total Route From To Proposed Improvement Bike/Ped Att (2) Units w/out Connections Connection (1) (3) User Base (4) Participation (6) Crashes (7) (8) (9) Width (10) Points vehicles (5) (11) Glenwood Ave Marsh Ave Prospect Ave Sidewalk (north side) 10 10 0.87 4.53 4.74 3 2 3 1.70 5 10 54.8 Woodside Ave SR 80 Marsh Ave Sidewalk (north side) 10 10 1.34 4.13 4.74 3 3 3 0.18 5 10 54.4 Woodside Ave Marsh Ave Prospect Ave Sidewalk (north side) 10 8 1.22 4.74 4.74 3 1 3 0.17 5 10 50.9 Prospect Ave Woodside Ave Glenwood Ave Sidewalk (west side) Skyline Blvd Gleason Pkwy Traflagar Pkwy Sidewalk (west side) 10 10 2.44 2.53 0.59 2 0 3 4.63 5 0 40.6 El Dorado Pkwy Willington Ct Coronado Pkwy Sidewalk (both sides) 10 8 1.24 0.44 1.89 2 1 3 1.00 0 0 28.8 Slater Rd SR 78 Nalle Grade Rd Paved Shoulders (both sides) 2 0 1.24 2.78 0.75 0 0 5 2.07 5 0 18.8 AGENDA 2 ATTACHMENT B TABLE 3: BREAKDOWN BY RAW AND ADJUSTED SCORES OF CRITERION 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 11 Employment User Household Units Intermodal Local Financial Project Housing Units (3) Crashes (7) Traffic Volume (9) Final Score Base (4) Final Score w/out Vehicles (5) Final Score Final Score Final Score Connections (11) Final Score Wghtd Score Participation (6) Final Score Raw Score (Raw Score) (Raw Score) Raw Score Raw Score (Raw Score0 Raw Score (in %age) El Dorado Pkwy Sidewalk 494 1.2 110 0.44 See Table below 1.89 1 1.00 3000 1.0 0.00 0.0 0.0 11.00 2.2 Skyline Blvd Sidewalk 974 2.4 633 2.53 See Table below 0.59 0 0.00 13900 4.6 0.00 0.0 0.0 12.00 2.4 Slater Rd Paved Shoulders 496 1.2 695 2.78 See Table below 0.75 0 0.00 6200 2.1 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 Glenwood Avenue Sidewalk 349 0.9 1133 4.53 See Table below 4.74 2 2.00 5091 1.7 635.00 6.6 10.0 15.00 3.0 Woodside Ave Sidewalk 537 1.3 1032 4.13 See Table below 4.74 3 3.00 530 0.2 635.00 6.6 10.0 15.00 3.0 Woodside/Prospect Av Sidewalk 487 1.2 1185 4.74 See Table below 4.74 1 1.00 509 0.2 635.00 6.6 10.0 15.00 3.0 1 Detailed calculation of households w/out vehicles shown in the table below TABLE 4: HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT VEHICLES %age of households Length within CT 2000 Census Tract Product Final Project w/out vehicles in (divided by 2 if on CT (CT) (% age X Length) Score (%) 2000 boundary) 108.02 13.32 0.09 1.14 36 3.33 1081.08 933.3333333 El Dorado Pkwy 108.03 1.83 0.09 0.16 24 #DIV/0! Column Totals 0.17 1.29 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 7.57 1.89 104.01 1.12 1.04 1.17 0.747198007 1465 0.05 Skyline Pkwy 104.04 3.59 1.04 3.74 4.73517559 Column Total 2.08 4.90 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 2.35 0.59 Slater Road 203 2.99 1.60 4.78 36 3217 1.12 Column Total 1.60 4.78 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 2.99 0.75 Glenwood Ave 3.02 18.94 0.25 4.74 36 3217 1.12 Column Totals 0.25 4.74 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 18.94 4.74 Woodside 3.02 18.94 0.47 318 1969 16.15 Column Total 18.94 0.47 8.91 18.94070236 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 18.94 4.74 13 18.94070236 68.64 AGENDA ITEM 2 Woodside/Prospect 3.02 18.94 0.51 9.61 ATTACHMENT B Column Total 0.51 9.61 Wghtd. Avg %age (Total Products/Total Lengths) 18.94 4.74 TABLE 4: CALCULATION OF WEEKLY BUS TRIPS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS Project Following or Crossing or Terminating on a Bus Route Project Total Route No Score1 El Dorado Pkwy: Willington Ct to Coronado No Bus Routes Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week Saturday Trips Sunday Trips Total 0.00 Skyline Blvd: Gleason to Trafalgar No Bus Routes Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week Thursday Trips Saturday Trips Sunday Trips Total 0.00 Slater Rd: Mello Dr to Nalle Grade Rd No Bus Routes Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week Saturday Trips Sunday Trips Total 0.00 Glenwood Ave: Marsh to Prospect Route 20 Route 100 Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week 260 290 Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week 0 0 Saturday Trips 27 42 Sunday Trips 0 16 Total 287 348 635.00 Woodside Ave: SR 80 to Marsh Ave Route 20 Route 100 Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week 260 290 Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week 0 0 Saturday Trips 27 42 Sunday Trips 0 16 Total 287 348 635.00 Woodside/Prospect: Route 20 Route 100 Mon-Fri Trips (both directions)/week 260 290 Mon-Sat Trips (both directions)/week 0 0 Saturday Trips 27 42 Sunday Trips 0 16 Total 287 348 635.00 1 Total Trips = Total of trips (both directions) on bus routes along proposed project or bus routes crossed over by project or project terminating on a bus route TABLE 5 - HOUSING UNITS WITHIN 1/4 AND 3/4 MILE BUFFERS DOR Code Description El Dorado Skyline Slater Glenwood Woodside Woodside/Prospect Unit Count 00 Vacant Residential* 1 5 7 0 1 0 7 01 Single Family Residential 441 911 294 222 356 339 294 02 Mobile Home 0 0 192 5 0 17 192 03 Multi-family 10 units or more 0 0 0 39 20 32 0 04 Condominiums 38 10 0 0 30 0 0 06 Retirement Homes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 08 Multi-family less than 10 units 14 48 3 83 129 99 3 09 Time Share Properties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Federal (not military,forests, parks, 88 recreation areas, hospitals, colleges) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Municipal (not parks, recreation areas, 89 colleges, hospitals) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 494 974 496 349 537 487 496 Notes: The property appraiser database identifies these parcel as vacant but they actually have residential structures Housing units were calculated within a buffer of 1/4 mile for all projects with the exception of Slater; The buffer for Slater was 3/4 mile AGENDA ITEM 2 ATTACHMENT B 1159 1173 1175 ATTACHMENT C 1138 2010 Enchancements 1/4 Mile Buffer 1175 1183 AGENDA 2 1142 1183 1158 1169 1155 1157 1162 1172 1177 1182 1140 1156 1179 1170 1171 1176 1188 1197 1199 1201 1202 1195 1192 1193 1200 1203 1198 1191 1196 1205 1204 1194 Legend El Dorado Pkwy Enhancement Project El Dorado Pkwy 1/4 mile buffer 0 500 1,000 Ü 2,000 Feet 777 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 4-27-10 Bi-County TAZ 2000 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs 886 894 908 1008 1014 897 922 885 2010 Enhancements 1/4 Mile Buffer 1013 892 898 1007 1015 893 888 1012 1064 1010 1065 1074 1009 1006 1042 1058 1091 1079 1068 1091 1088 1091 1091 1073 1078 1087 1089 1048 1055 1059 1067 1083 1086 1090 1082 1047 1090 1084 1153 1060 1069 1076 1054 1081 1095 1148 1044 1063 1071 1075 1080 1085 1057 1066 1077 Ü 1149 1050 1143 1125 1135 0 1,500 3,000 6,000 Feet 1147 1052 1139 1062 1070 1137 Legend 1154 1126 Skyline Blvd Enhancement Project 1141 1134 1043 1159 Skyline Blvd 1/4 mile buffer 1053 1061 1046 Bi-County TAZ 2000 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 5-3-10 1127 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs 1138 1043 1119 1122 1144 1133 1136 1142 1162 2010 Enhancements 3/4 Mile Buffer 1287 1221 1227 1210 1217 1225 1230 1220 1208 1286 1231 1209 1222 1226 1228 1229 1285 1218 1214 1223 1224 1237 962 1213 1211 1242 1236 1219 1293 1241 1240 1279 Legend 1280 1234 1212 Slater Rd Enhancement Project Slater Rd 3/4 mile buffer 0 2,500 Ü 5,000 10,000 1243 Feet 507 1243 1278 Bi-County TAZ 2000 1281 1247 1246 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 5-3-10 1235 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs 507 509 1309 507 2010 Enhancements 1/4 Mile Buffer 508 494 506 500 493 501 499 492 498 531 497 0 750 Ü 1,500 3,000 Feet 530 496 Legend 528 529 535 Glenwood Ave Enhancement Project 532 Glenwood Ave 1/4 mile buffer Bi-County TAZ 2000 527 540 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 5-3-10 534 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs 2010 Enhancements 1/4 Mile Buffer 508 494 500 493 501 499 492 498 531 491 530 497 Ü 496 529 535 528 0 750 1,500 3,000 532 Feet 527 540 Legend 534 518 Woodside Ave Enhancement Project 522 519 Woodside Ave 1/4 mile buffer 521 524 Bi-County TAZ 2000 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 5-3-10 533 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs 523 525 2010 Enhancements 1/4 Mile Buffer 508 494 506 500 493 501 536 499 492 498 531 537 530 Ü 497 496 529 535 528 0 750 1,500 3,000 Feet 538 Legend 532 527 Woodside/Prospect Enhancement Project 534 540 Woodside/Prospect 1/4 mile buffer Bi-County TAZ 2000 Created By: Brian V. Raimondo 5-3-10 521 522 524 M:\GIS\Bike Ped Mapping\Enhancement Projects\PDFs METHODOLOGY AND EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR RANKING BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS Last Revised: April 2010 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 239-338-2550 www.mpo-swfl.org TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITY PRIORITIES Evaluation Criteria Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects Notes: 1. Connection to a similar facility: A project may connect to a similar facility on the same street or on intersecting streets. A similar facility may be an existing facility or a programmed project. A bike path and a sidewalk shall be treated as similar facilities, but such a connection will be awarded less credit than bike path-to-bike path or sidewalk-to- sidewalk connections. For the scoring below, a Signed Bike Route is defined as a shared facility with a Bike Sharing Roadway sign, while a Shared Street is defined as an on road pedestrian and bicycle street such as Times Square in Fort Myers Beach. 10 points Shared Use Path to Shared Use Path, Bike Lane to Bike Lane or Paved Shoulder or Signed Bike Route, Paved Shoulder to Paved Shoulder or Bike Lane or Signed Bike Route, Signed Bike Route to Signed Bike Route or Bike Lane or Paved Shoulder, Sidewalk to Sidewalk, or Shared Street to Shared Street at both ends. 7 points A Sidewalk project connects with a Shared Use Path or Shared Street at both ends or vice versa, or a Sidewalk project connects with a Shared Use Path or Shared Street at one end and a Sidewalk on the other end, or a Shared Use Path connects with a Shared Use Path at one end and a Sidewalk or Shared Street at the other end, or a Shared Street connects with a Shared Use Path or Sidewalk at one end and a Shared Street at the other end. 5 points Shared Use Path to Shared Use Path, Bike Lane to Bike Lane or Paved Shoulder or Signed Bike Route, Paved Shoulder to Paved Shoulder or Bike Lane or Signed Bike Route, Signed Bike Route to Signed Bike Route or Bike Lane or Paved Shoulder, Sidewalk to Sidewalk, or Shared Street to Shared Street at one end. 2 points Shared Use Path to Sidewalk, or Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder/Signed Bike Route to Sidewalk, or Shared Use Path to a Shared Street, or Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder/Signed Bike Route to a Shared Street at one end. 2. Access to Bicycle/Pedestrian Attractions: Attractions may include one or a combination of attraction types including schools/colleges/universities, parks, libraries, post offices, community centers, and retail/service developments. Retail/service development may include either shopping centers with or without an anchor tenant, or free-standing stores and providing consumer services like a pharmacy. It may also include a strip commercial center 10 pts Attractions adjacent to the project. 8 pts. Attractions within ¼ mile of the project . 4 pts. Attractions within ½ mile of the project. 3. Estimated Population User Base: The number of housing units accessible by pedestrians within ¼ mile of a sidewalk project and accessible by cyclists within ¾ mile of a Shared Use Path/Bike Lane project will be the raw score for the project. Inaccessibility may be as a result of barriers such as canals and gated communities within the buffer or the lack of connecting public ways. The Lee County Property Appraiser Office will provide the housing unit data to MPO staff. 1 point for every 400 housing units for a maximum of 10 points 4. Estimated Employment User Base: Projects will be evaluated on the estimate user base within a logical distance from the project. A ¼ mile envelope will be used for sidewalk project and a ¾ mile envelope will be used for a Shared Use Path/Bike Lane project. The most recent traffic analysis zone employment data from Lee MPO projections will be used. 1 point for every 250 jobs for a maximum of 10 pts 5. Household Units Without Vehicles: The percentage of occupied housing units without any vehicles available within the Census tract traversed by the project in the 2000 Census for which tract data are available will be the raw score for the project. For projects located in more than one Census tract, the percentages shall be weighted by the project length within each tract. Where a project follows a tract boundary, half the weight shall be given to each tract. 1 point for every 4% for a maximum of 10 points 6. Local Financial Participation: A project will be awarded points in proportion to an applicant’s percentage of total financial participation. 1 point for every 5% of matching local funds 7. Bicycle/Pedestrian Crash Data: The total bicycle and pedestrian crashes for the last 3 years within the project limits shall be the raw score for the project. The project sponsor shall provide the data for the bicycle/pedestrian crashes in the last 3 years. 1 point for every 1 accident for a maximum of 10 points 8. Speed Limit: Points will be awarded to a project depending upon the speed limit of the roadway along which the bicycle/pedestrian facility is to be located. 5 pts >45 mph 3 pts 30 - 45 mph 1 pt <30 mph 9. Traffic Volume: The Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) of the adjacent roadway shall be the raw score for the project. The project sponsor shall provide the AADT from Lee County’s 2009 Traffic Count Report or municipal government traffic count report or an alternative document and identify the location where the count was taken. Sponsors are allowed to provide on spot traffic counts if the roadway or the roadway segment is not included in the traffic count reports or alternative documents. 1 point for every 3000 AADT for a maximum of 10 points 10. Total Shoulder and Lane Width: The combined existing width of the outside (curb) lane and paved shoulder shall be taken into account while awarding points to a project. The width will be measured from the inside stripe of the outside (curb) lane (or the centerline, for unstriped roads) to the pavement edge or curb face. 5 pts. <14 Ft 2.5 pts 14 – 16 Ft 0 pt. > 16 Ft 11. Intermodal Connections: To qualify as an intermodal connector, a project must either follow or cross a Lee Tran bus route. The number of buses per week in both directions on all such routes will be the raw score for the project. Weighting Factor = 2 1 point for every 96 trips (both directions) for a maximum of 10 points Agenda Item 3 BPCC 5/18/10 DISCUSSION ON POTENTIAL PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR TIGER II FUNDS RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: Discuss the potential projects that could be submitted for TIGER II funding. The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the FY 2010 TIGER II Discretionary Grant program. You may recall that the MPO submitted two applications for the TIGER program last year (Rail corridor and I-75 widening improvements) but there were no projects in Florida that received funding. Projects eligible for funding provided under this program include, but are not limited to, highway or bridge projects, public transportation projects, and passenger and freight rail transportation projects. This year, there is $600 million available for projects with a minimum grant size of $10 million for urban area projects and a 20% local match requirement. The selection criteria that will be used to determine what gets funded is similar to last year and it includes economic competitiveness, livability, environmental approvals, job creation, innovation and partnerships. The pre-application deadline is July 16, 2010 and the deadline for applications is August 23, 2010. Staff will outline some of the proposed projects that have been discussed to date and will seek input from the Committee on Agenda Item 4 BPCC 5/18/10 PROVIDE COMMENTS TO FDOT ON THE BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ACCOMODATION ON THE SR 78 RESURFACING PROJECT RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: Review aerials and pictures of the SR 78 resurfacing project from Hancock Bridge Pkwy to Del Prado Boulevard (to be distributed at May 18th meeting) and provide comments to FDOT for bicycle pedestrian facilities to be incorporated in design plans. Starting from our January meeting, the BPCC has been officially providing input to FDOT on 3R project plans. At that meeting, the design plans for three projects for which input was provided were at the 0% stage. These projects are as follows: 1. SR 78 from East of Royal Tee Boulevard to East of SW 19th Avenue (FPN# 4252311). 2. SR 78 from west of Del Prado Boulevard to west of US 41 (FPN# 4252301). 3. SR 867 from S of College Pkwy to Keenan Avenue (FPN #4252281). District One Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator and BPCC member Sarita Taylor will update the committee members regarding when the 30% plans will be ready for these projects for committee review. As for the SR 867 resurfacing project, the Project Manager has informed staff that he will be sharing the plans with MPO staff whenever they are ready. This project will be combined with a sidewalk project on McGregor from College Parkway to Edinburgh. It is the understanding of staff that while the 90% design plans for a widening project that overlaps the first itemized project is complete, the design plans for the resurfacing project is underway. The construction phase for both projects are a year apart with the construction of the widening project programmed in FY 2012/13 and the resurfacing project in FY 2011/12. FDOT is trying to make sure that in the event that the widening project gets derailed or stalled, we have a contingency plan included in the resurfacing project that will go forward. Another resurfacing project that will be programmed soon is SR 78 from east of Hancock Bridge to west of Del Prado Boulevard with the plans at 0% stage. Staff will review the location to find out the type of bike/ped amenities that should be accommodated in the design. Staff comments and pictures form the location will be shared with the committee at the May 18th meeting and the committee recommendation will be forwarded to FDOT. Agenda Item 5 BPCC 5/18/10 DISCUSSION OF FLORIDA HB 971 AND ITS IMPACT ON BICYCLING DISCUSSION ITEM: 1. Discuss the impact of proposed House Bill 971 on bicycling and walking. 2. Take action if needed. Controversial provisions in the proposed Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles bill - HB 971, has created a stir in the bicycling and walking community as it is generally felt that the bill negatively impacts non-motorized modes of travel and threatens the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. The proposed bill contains revisions adding a mandatory bike lane use restriction for cyclists, permits motorized vehicles on sidewalks without yielding provisions, and assists 4+ time DUI offenders to reapply for their driver's licenses. A major grievance is that the mandatory bike lane use revision was not properly publicized and no input was taken from the bicycling community. It is also being argued that Florida already has a "ride as far right as practicable" law. According to that law a cyclist who is riding in that manner would already be in a bike lane if one exists, according to the unrevised statute. There is a fear that the ambiguous wording will serve only as an opportunity for law enforcement officers and judges to unfairly ticket and discriminate against cyclists, and for motorists to use as an excuse to harass and harm cyclists on the roadways. The complaint against the opportunity for multiple-DUI offenders to regain their driver's license is that someone reckless enough to have 4 DUI's to their name have repeatedly proven themselves to be irresponsible and a menace to all road users and therefore do not deserve any additional chances to redeem themselves. As for motorized vehicles on pedestrian facilities the concern is that there is nothing in HB 971 that requires these vehicles to yield to pedestrians, nor is there an explanation as to how 15mph speed limits (a speed capable of injuring or even killing a pedestrian) will be enforced. The bill has passed both the Florida House of Representatives and the Senate, and is presently awaiting a signature from Governor Crist. The Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) is making a plea to all Floridians to contact the Governor’s office to veto HB 971. A minimum of 2,500 complaints are required for this bill even to be considered for veto. Committee Chairman Dan Moser will present this item and initiate a discussion at the May 18th BPCC meeting. The bill in its entirety can be viewed at http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0971er .docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0971&Session=2010 Agenda Item 6 BPCC 5/18/10 UPDATE ON FDOT’S ADA STUDY ON US 41 DISCUSSION ITEM: At its March 4th BPCC meeting, the BPCC had asked staff to include an item on the ADA study conducted by FDOT on US 41 from Victoria Avenue to Hanson Street. The consultant has completed the study and has submitted it to FDOT for their review. Committee member Sarita Taylor will provide an update of the study at the May 18th BPCC meeting. Agenda Item 7 BPCC 5/18/10 DISCUSSION ON THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE US BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM DISCUSSION ITEM: In 2008, the Association of American State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Board of Directors and Standing Committee approved a National Corridor Plan laying the framework for the development of a US Bicycle Route System. The Plan identifies corridors connecting America’s urban, rural, and suburban areas in the lower 48 states and was the result of a 5 year planning effort by an AASHTO task force which included representatives from federal and state transportation agencies and nonprofit organizations. Input was derived from federal and state officials, cycle advocacy groups and individuals, as well as various AASHTO committees. For metro regions, the US Bicycle Route System is expected to help bridge the gap between bike networks and the challenges that suburban sprawl for people trying to reach rural cycling destinations. Federal funds are expected to be available for planning, mapping and signing the US Bicycle Route System, including a match fund program for infrastructure investments if they are needed. Representatives Jim Oberstar, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Peter DeFazio, Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit are already on board and are working to get the funds attached to the federal transportation reauthorization bill. While a set of national corridors has already been identified as shown in the map in Attachment A, the precise routes have not been specified in most states. The map identifies two north south and one east west corridor in Florida. Updates on the US Bicycle Route System can be found at http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/nbrn/usbikewaysystem.cfm In Florida, the special projects coordinator with FDOT is facilitating route development in partnership with Georgia’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator and they will be working closely with state districts, regional planning councils, MPOs and trail administrators as the routes begin to take shape. Committee member Andy Getch will present this item and facilitate a discussion at the May 18th BPCC meeting. The goal of The United States Bicycle Route System is to Corridor Plan connect America through a April 2010 network of numbered interstate America’s bicycle travel experts bicycle routes. THE UNITED S TATES B I C YC L E R OU T E S Y S T E M 1j ie Seattle 10 1j he Spokane 14 Portland Missoula bj20 1j bj de Salem Helena bj 41 45 Sault Ste Marie gf 76 fe Bismark d1 1 Eugene gf 30 Fargo Burlington 1 cj 1j10 Billings ee de Portland bj 9 ie 87 Boise cj ff 1j bj ce 40 20 Albany cj Manchester 85 dj Pierre 35 Rochester Boston 55 Minneapolis Syracuse Providence he Idaho Falls bj 95 Sioux Falls cj G. Rapids Buffalo Hartford 37 Casper cj Lansing cj 1e 15 Scranton dj 30 New Haven Milwaukee Detroit 50 36 36 New York ej 65 fe dj40 1 Reno Salt Lake City gf Davenport Chicago Toledo Cleveland Santa Rosa Cheyenne Pittsburgh Philadelphia Fort Collins Omaha Des Moines dj Ft. 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These McAllen The two established routes, us Prioritized Corridors are not corridors have not been assigned Key West Bicycle Route 1 in Virginia & routes, but 50-mile wide areas route numbers but may be North Carolina and us Bicycle where a route may be developed. prioritized. Corridors may be Route 76 in Virginia, Kentucky These corridors have been added or existing corridors shifted & Illinois were designated assigned route numbers. as needed. through aashto in the 1980’s. prioritized alternate Connecting People, Communities, and the Nation private or united states [ corridor ] [ corridor ] [ public ferry ] [ bicycle route ] Agenda Item 8 BPCC 5/18/10 REVIEW AND DISCUSSION ON THE BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN CRASH REPORT IN LEE COUNTY DISCUSSION ITEM: Review and discuss the bicycle pedestrian crash report. The Lee County DOT has recently published the bicycle pedestrian crash reports in Lee County for 2009. The maps and spreadsheets of the pedestrian and crash locations are attached for review. The full crash report is available online at http://www3.leegov.com/publicworks/Traffic/2009%20Crash%20Report.pdf and Committee member Steve Jansen will present the item. 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SKYLINE BLVD ALVIN AVE GATEWAY BLV ADO BL GO D G RE PELICAN BLVD DANIELS PKWY BELL BLVD S S CLEVELAND AVE SANDS BLVD MC DEL PR METRO PKWY COLUMBUS BLVD MEA D OW IONA RD RD D BRIARCLIFF R TREELINE AVE S KELLY RD RD CAPT K BASS RD SUMMERLIN RD ALICO RD ALICO RD AY YOR IVA D WINKLER RD W R PARK R D SE LEE RD AU MA IN LC SA N IBE ST CORKSC REW RD IBE Legend L- C ESTERO PKWY N AP WE TIV BROADWAY W A SA ST RD Major Roads G UL FD DIXIE BEACH BLVD R CITY/PRIVATE MAINTAINED WILLIAMS RD STATE MAINTAINED COCONUT RD EST COUNTY MAINTAINED I-75 2009 Bicycle Crashes E RO BICYCLE CRASH B LV COUNT D IMPER 1 2 IAL PK I-75 S TAMIAMI TRL OLD 41 RD 3 WY 2009 Pedestrian Crashes LOCATION COUNT US 41 @ CRYSTAL DR 2 11TH ST SW @ DOUGLAS AVE S 1 12TH ST W @ DENIS AVE N 1 23RD ST SW @ GUNNERY RD S 1 24TH ST SW @ ELVA AVE S 1 30TH ST SW @ SUNSHINE BLVD S 1 ALABAMA RD S @ PALM BLVD 1 APRIL LN @ MAY AVE 1 BALLARD RD @ LURA AVE 1 BROWN RD @ STOCKTON ST 1 BUS 41 @ BROOKS RD 1 BUS 41 @ DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD 1 C ST @ STARNES AVE 1 CAPE CORAL PKWY E @ VINCENNES BLVD 1 CAPE CORAL PKWY W @ SW 18TH AVE 1 COLONIAL BLVD @ SIX MILE CYPRESS PKWY 1 COLONIAL BLVD @ SOLOMON BLVD 1 COLONIAL BLVD @ WINKLER AVE EXT 1 CONGDON RD @ SHANNON BLVD 1 CORONADO PKWY @ CAPE CORAL PKWY E 1 CORONADO PKWY @ EL DORADO PKWY E 1 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD @ SE 20TH ST 1 CR 865 @ ARROYAL RD 1 CR 865 @ AVENUE C 1 CR 865 @ BEAUMONT RD 1 CR 865 @ CAROLINA AVE 1 CR 865 @ DAKOTA AVE 1 CR 865 @ DONORA BLVD 1 CR 876 @ BROADHURST LOOP 1 CR 876 @ SIX MILE CYPRESS PKWY 1 CR 887 @ MEDITERRA DR 1 CYPRESS DR N @ CASTLE HARBOR DR 1 DE SOTO AVE @ ALDERMAN ST 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 20TH ST 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 32ND TER 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ VETERANS PKWY 1 DELEON ST @ MEDICAL LN 1 EBSON DR @ LAUREL LN 1 EIGHTH AVE @ E 12TH ST 1 EMBERS PKWY @ SW 14TH AVE 1 ESTELLE AVE @ DUFFY ST 1 ESTERO BLVD @ BAY BEACH LN 1 ESTERO BLVD @ EGRET ST 1 ESTERO BLVD @ LENELL RD 1 2009 Pedestrian Crashes LOCATION COUNT ESTERO PKWY @ CASCADES ISLE BLVD 1 ESTRO BLVD @ ALBATROSS ST 1 FOWLER ST @ HANSON ST 1 GRIFFIN DR @ COUNTRY DAY CIR 1 HAMILTON AVE @ E 10TH ST 1 HARBOR DR @ MEADOW LN 1 HART RD @ LAUREL LN 1 HOMESTEAD RD N @ ACTON AVE 1 HOMESTEAD RD N @ TAYLOR LN EXT 1 I 75 @ MM 145 1 I-75 @ ALICO RD 1 I-75 @ COLONIAL BLVD 1 I-75 @ DANIELS PKWY 1 INLET DR @ HARBOUR LN 1 JAGUAR BLVD @ HIGHLAND ST 1 LAVIN LN @ ESTATE DR 1 LEE BLVD @ GUNNERY RD N 1 LEE BLVD @ SUNSHINE BLVD N 1 LEE BLVD @ WILLIAMS AVE 1 MARSH AVE @ ARLINGTON AVE 1 MCGREGOR BLVD @ SHADDELEE LN E 1 MICHIGAN AVE @ MICHIGAN AVE LINK 1 MICHIGAN ST @ DELAWARE ST 1 NALLE RD @ SEDGEFIELD RD 1 NE 2ND PL @ NE 17TH TER 1 NE 8TH PL @ NE 17TH TER 1 NW 24TH PL @ NW 1ST ST 1 OLD OLGA RD @ S OLGA DR 1 ORTIZ AVE @ LAREDO AVE 1 ORTIZ AVE @ NOTTINGHAM DR 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ DE SOTO AVE 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ FAIRFAX DR 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ VAN BUREN ST 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ VERONICA S SHOEMAKER BLVD 1 PAYNE LN @ SEVIGNY DR 1 PERIMETER RD @ AIR CARGO LN 1 PINE RIDGE RD @ RICHWOOD DR 1 PINELAND RD @ ROBERT RD 1 RIDGEMONT DR @ MILL ST 1 S TOWN & RIVER DR @ WITTMAN DR 1 SAN CARLOS BLVD @ MATANZAS RD 1 SANTA BARBARA BLVD @ VETERANS PKWY 1 SE 15TH TER @ SE 15TH AVE 1 SE 16TH PL @ CORAL POINT DR 1 2009 Pedestrian Crashes LOCATION COUNT SE 5TH PL @ SE 35TH ST 1 SKYLINE BLVD @ GLEASON PKWY 1 SKYLINE BLVD @ SW 40TH TER 1 SLATER RD @ POLING LN 1 SR 78 @ IXORA DR 1 SR 78 @ N TAMIAMI TRL SB EXIT 1 SR 78 @ WOODWARD AVE 1 SR 82 @ FORD ST 1 SR 82 @ HEITMAN ST 1 SR 82 @ MISSION LN 1 SR 865 @ BEACHWALK BLVD 1 SR 865 @ BUTTONWOOD DR 1 SR 865 @ PAUL SCHULTZ WAY 1 SR 865 @ SUMMERLIN SQUARE DR 1 SR 867 @ COLLEGE PKWY 1 SUMMERLIN RD @ BARKLEY CIR 1 SUMMERLIN RD @ COLLEGE PKWY 1 SUMMERLIN RD @ PARK MEADOWS DR 1 SUMMERLIN RD @ PINE RIDGE RD 1 SW 5TH PL @ SW 29TH TER 1 TABOR AVE @ TARECO ST 1 TERRAVERDE CIR @ EAGLE TRACE 1 TRAILWINDS DR @ BEACON BLVD 1 US 41 @ CARRINGTON DR 1 US 41 @ CLEVELAND AVE 1 US 41 @ EARL RD 1 US 41 @ ELWOOD RD 1 US 41 @ GRACE AVE 1 US 41 @ HANSON ST 1 US 41 @ HILL AVE 1 US 41 @ JEFFCOTT ST 1 US 41 @ JUDD RD 1 US 41 @ LAKERIDGE CT 1 US 41 @ MARAVILLA LN 1 US 41 @ N AIRPORT RD 1 US 41 @ NORTH KEY DR 1 US 41 @ OAK DR 1 US 41 @ RICARDO AVE 1 US 41 @ TERRENE CT 1 US 41 @ VICTORIA AVE 1 US 41 @ W MARIANA AVE 1 VETERANS PKWY @ SKYLINE BLVD 1 W TERRY ST @ FOREST PARK AVE 1 WINKLER AVE EXT @ EVANS AVE 1 2009 Bicycle Crashes LOCATION COUNT US 41 @ VICTORIA AVE 3 CR 865 @ VOORHIS ST 2 ORTIZ AVE @ GLENWOOD AVE 2 PALM BEACH BLVD @ TICE ST 2 SR 82 @ HIGHLANDS AVE 2 US 41 @ CANAL ST 2 US 41 @ SANIBEL BLVD 2 3RD ST W @ EAST RAILROAD AVE 1 6TH ST SW @ ELVA AVE S 1 A & W BULB RD @ HERITAGE COVE BLVD 1 AGUALINDA BLVD @ SW 52ND LN 1 BEACH PKWY W @ SW 26TH PL 1 BEN HILL GRIFFIN PKWY @ FGCU LAKE PKWY W 1 BEN HILL GRIFFIN PKWY @ MIROMAR OUTLET DR 1 BEN HILL GRIFFIN PKWY @ PORTO ROMANO DR 1 BETH STACEY BLVD @ BUSINESS WAY 1 BUS 41 @ BROOKS RD 1 BUS 41 @ POWELL DR 1 CAPE CORAL PKWY E @ SE 9TH PL 1 COLLEGE PKWY @ KENWOOD LN 1 COLLEGE PKWY @ RIVERWALK PARK BLVD 1 COLONIAL BLVD @ SIX MILE CYPRESS PKWY 1 CORONADO PKWY @ LAFAYETTE ST 1 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD @ SE 10TH CT 1 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD @ SE 32ND TER 1 CR 865 @ CONNECTICUT ST 1 CR 865 @ HARMONY LN 1 CR 865 @ MEADOWLARK LN 1 CR 865 @ OHIO AVE 1 CR 865 @ SPANISH WELLS BLVD 1 CR 865 @ VIRGINIA AVE 1 CR 865 @ WILLIAMS DR 1 CR 865 @ WINDSOR RD 1 CR 876 @ FIESTA WAY 1 CR 876 @ PLANTATION RD 1 CR 876 @ SOUTH POINTE BLVD 1 CR 884 @ EDWARDS DR 1 CR 887 @ IMPERIAL HARBOR BLVD 1 CR 887 @ OLD 41 RD 1 CR 887 @ SHANGRI-LA RD 1 CR 887 @ VILLAGE VIEW BLVD 1 CRYSTAL DR @ FORDHAM ST 1 CULTURAL PARK BLVD @ SE 10TH ST 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ HANCOCK BRIDGE BLVD 1 2009 Bicycle Crashes LOCATION COUNT DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 12TH TER 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 15TH TER 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 16TH TER 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 28TH TER 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 36TH ST 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ SE 40TH ST 1 DEL PRADO BLVD @ VISCAYA PKWY 1 DIPLOMAT PKWY E @ NE 13TH AVE 1 EDISON AVE @ GRAND AVE 1 ESTERO BLVD @ LAGOON ST 1 FIRST ST @ WOODFORD AVE 1 FRONTAGE RD @ SAFETY ST 1 HANCOCK BRIDGE PKWY @ CULTURAL PARK BLVD N 1 HANCOCK BRIDGE PKWY @ SE 24TH AVE 1 HANCOCK BRIDGE PKWY @ SE 4TH PL 1 HANSON ST @ CENTRAL AVE 1 HART RD @ BAHIA LN 1 HIGHLAND AVE @ RANCHETTE RD 1 I-75 @ BAYSHORE RD 1 IONA RD @ QUAIL RUN RD 1 JACKSON ST @ KATHERINE ST 1 LAKE AVE @ E 7TH ST 1 LEE BLVD @ BELLA CT 1 LEE BLVD @ CURTIS AVE N 1 LEE BLVD @ ELVA AVE N 1 LEE BLVD @ GRANDALE ST 1 LEE BLVD @ IDA AVE N 1 LEELAND HGTS BLVD E @ GREENWOOD AVE 1 MARBY RD @ LAYTON PL 1 MARX DR @ LAUREL LN 1 MCGREGOR BLVD @ RICARDO AVE 1 MCGREGOR BLVD @ ROYAL PALM SQUARE BLVD 1 MCGREGOR BLVD @ SAN CARLOS BLVD 1 MICHIGAN AVE @ HENDERSON AVE 1 NE 14TH AVE @ NE 9TH ST 1 NE 1ST PL @ NE 20TH ST 1 NORTH BAY ST @ ESPER CT 1 OAKLEY AVE @ LA PALMA ST 1 OLD OLGA RD @ BIGELOW RD 1 ORANGE RIVER BLVD @ PALM LN 1 ORTIZE AVE @ LUCKETT RD 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ FAIRVIEW AVE 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ HARNEY PL 1 PALM BEACH BLVD @ MISSISSIPPI AVE 1 2009 Bicycle Crashes LOCATION COUNT PALM BEACH BLVD @ RICHMOND AVE 1 PALM RIDGE RD @ LIBRARY WAY 1 PELICAN BLVD @ GLEASON PKWY 1 PERIWINKLE WAY @ PALM RIDGE RD 1 PINE DR @ TROPICANA DR 1 PINE DR N @ PINE DR S 1 PINE ISLAND @ BURNT STORE RD 1 PINE ISLAND RD @ DEL PRADO BLVD 1 PINE ISLAND RD @ MANY RD 1 PINE ISLAND RD @ MATLACHA AVE 1 PINE ISLAND RD @ SW 32ND PL 1 PLANTATION RD @ SHOPPES AT PLANTATION DR 1 PONDELLA RD @ BETMAR BLVD 1 PRINCE ST @ DOUGLAS AVE 1 SAN CARLOS BLVD @ BOARDWALK CAPER 1 SAN LUCAS LN @ CARINO TER 1 SANIBEL BLVD @ BIRCH RD 1 SANTA BARBARA BLVD @ NW 5TH TER 1 SANTA BARBARA BLVD @ SE 24TH ST 1 SANTA BARBARA BLVD @ SW 47TH TER 1 SE 15TH PL @ SE 31ST ST 1 SE 16TH PL @ CORAL POINT DR 1 SE 18TH PL @ SE 28TH ST 1 SE 20TH PL @ BEACH PKWY 1 SE 8TH AVE @ SE 22ND LN 1 SIX MILE CYPRESS PKWY @ ROLFES RD 1 SKYLINE BLVD @ GLEASON PKWY 1 SR 78 @ LANTERN LN 1 SR 78 @ MAGNOLIA DR 1 SR 78 @ SLATER RD 1 SR 80 @ E CYPRESS AVE 1 SR 80 @ JOPPA LN 1 SR 82 @ FORD ST 1 SR 82 @ PALM AVE 1 SR 82 @ VERONICA S SHOEMAKER BLVD 1 SR 865 @ BAYSIDE BLVD 1 SR 865 @ BUTTONWOOD DR 1 SR 865 @ LINDA LOMA DR 1 SR 865 @ MAIN ST 1 SR 865 @ PINE RIDGE RD 1 SR 867 @ CYPRESS LAKE DR 1 SR 867 @ WESTPORT DR 1 STONEYBROOK GOLF DR @ LANCASTER RUN 1 SUMMERLIN RD @ BASS RD 1 2009 Bicycle Crashes LOCATION COUNT SUMMERLIN RD @ WINKLER RD 1 THREE OAKS PKWY @ SAN CARLOS BLVD 1 TROPICANA PKWY W @ NW 24TH PL 1 US 41 @ COLONIAL BLVD 1 US 41 @ DYKE AVE 1 US 41 @ HIGHLAND WOODS BLVD 1 US 41 @ HOOPLE ST 1 US 41 @ JACK RABBIT RUN 1 US 41 @ KENWOOD LN 1 US 41 @ MARAVILLA AVE 1 US 41 @ MARAVILLA LN 1 US 41 @ MORENO AVE 1 US 41 @ PALM DR 1 US 41 @ PINE ISLAND RD 1 US 41 @ RIVERVIEW CENTER BLVD 1 US 41 @ SAN CARLOS BLVD 1 USB 41 @ N TAMIAMI TRL 1 VERONICA S SHOEMAKER BLVD @ BALLARD RD 1 VETERANS PKWY @ COUNTRY CLUB BLVD 1 WEST GULF DR @ EAST ROCKS DR 1 WESTMINSTER ST @ BROAD ST N 1 WINKLER AVE EXT @ CENTER POINTE DR 1 WINKLER AVE EXT @ CENTRAL AVE 1 WINKLER AVE EXT @ FOWLER ST 1 WINKLER RD @ CYPRESS LAKE DR 1 Agenda Item 9 BPCC 5/18/10 DISCUSSION ON THE USE OF BIKE SIGNAGE ON LEE COUNTY ROADWAYS DISCUSSION ITEM: 1. Discuss the installation of “Bicycles May Use Full Lane” regulatory signs (MUTCD approved sign R4-11) on all major roads in Lee County without on-road bike accommodations. 2. Discuss the installation of “Bicycle Sharing Roadway” regulatory signs developed by LC Traffic Division on all major roadways with wide cub lanes (14’ +). Committee Chairman Dan Moser will initiate a discussion on the need for bike signage on major Lee County roadways without bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes or paved shoulders, where the posted speed limit is over 45 mph. The call for signage includes regulatory Bicycle May Use Full Lane Sign (R4-11) for all major roads where travel lanes are too narrow for bicyclists and motor vehicles to operate side by side. The call for signage also includes regulatory Bicycle Sharing Roadway sign on major roadways with wide curb lanes (width greater than 14’). The latter is not currently included in the MUTCD but Lee County DOT has developed its own regulatory sign (attached). Agenda Item 10 BPCC 5/18/10 STATUS UPDATE ON THE COUNTYWIDE BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN DISCUSSION ITEM: Staff will give an update on the development of the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan and upcoming activities. Currently, the facility data and maps are being reviewed to ensure that they match what’s out in the field and the Consultant is working on the development of draft reports for tasks 2 and 3 (which include the Review of Best Practices and the Encouragement and Support of Bicycle/Pedestrian activity). In addition, the Consultant has also developed a project website to take comments and descriptions of bicycle/pedestrian problem areas to better define what those issues are and to help provide possible solutions. Agenda Item 11 BPCC 5/18/10 UPDATE ON BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN RELATED PROJECTS DISCUSSION ITEM: The following are bike related/supportive projects where construction is currently under way or the pre-construction phases are underway or soon to be programmed: 1. SR 82 6-laning from Ortiz Boulevard to Lee Boulevard (FPN #1954882). 2. US 41 6-laning from Corkscrew Road to San Carlos Boulevard (FPN #1957651). 3. US 41 Bike Lane Marking and Signage from Collier County Line to South of Crown Lake Boulevard (FPN #427071). 4. SR 867 Sidewalk (east side) from College Parkway to Wilson Avenue (FPN# 4201151). 5. SR 867 Sidewalk (west side) from College Parkway to Edinburgh Drive (FPN# 4201161). 6. SR 867 Sidewalk from Peck Avenue to Bayside Drive (FPN #4201171). 7. SR 867 Sidewalk from Travers Lane to Dean Way (FPN #4201181). 8. US 41 Sidewalk from Daniels Parkway to Palm Drive (#4226301). The District One Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator and BPCC member Sarita Taylor will update the committee members regarding when the 30% plans will be ready for review for project numbers 4, 6, 7 and 8 listed above. The SR 867 project in item 5 will be designed and constructed together with the McGregor resurfacing project from College Parkway to Keenan Avenue. Staff was informed by FDOT that it had considered building the sidewalk project in item 4 with the resurfacing project as well, but dropped the idea when it was determined that the sidewalk cannot be built between the palm trees and the road pavement but would have to be built outside the palm trees. The SR 82 project on item 1 is currently underway and it will include keyhole lanes next to the auxiliary lanes. FDOT will provide any update on whether designated bike lanes will be provided on US 41 between Hickory Drive and San Carlos Boulevard as part of the 6-laning project in item 2. The 90% design plans for the bike lane marking project in item 3 has been completed and reviewed by MPO staff as well as some of the members of the BPCC. Agenda Item 12 BPCC 5/18/10 UPDATE ON THE PREFERRED ALIGNMENT FOR THE NORTH COLONIAL BIKE PATH DISCUSSION ITEM: At its March 4th meeting, the BPCC reviewed the various alternatives for extending the North Colonial Bike Path from its western terminus at Metro Parkway and came up with the preferred alternative shown in Attachment A. The proposed alignment includes using land around the retention pond areas of the proposed Metro Fowler Crossover as well as land around the lake in the TWC Seventy Eight Ltd parcel. The Project Manager of the Metro Fowler Crossover project informed the committee that he would try to get FDOT permission to use the land on the retention pond areas for the alignment. The City of Fort Myers had also agreed to hold talks with the property owner of the TWC Seventy Eight Ltd parcel to secure an easement for the bike path extension. Staff was recently informed by City of Fort Myers Engineering that the City may already have an easement from the property owner and that it would investigate the history behind the donation of the easement and share the information with the BPCC at its May 18th meeting. This research is important to help us determine if we can use future federal funding opportunities to build the bike path as the federal requirements for purchase or dedication of easements has to be followed before funding can be awarded. Staff will also provide an update on the permission to use the retention pond land for building the bike path extension at the May 18th meeting.
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