In September 2017, the team hosted a workshop week to gain more input on the Downtown Multimodal Study. We shared our initial recommendations for the mode maps, as well as our strategies and elements to be included in the plan. We presented information on the process so far, the timeline moving forward, and got feedback on the recommendations. Walkabouts were also conducted in Downtown as part of this week. The flyer for the week is included below. Also included are the maps and proposed strategies and elements. Please leave your comments and input, as well as take the survey at the link provided.
All of the information presented below is shown as it was during the second week of stakeholder engagement. The maps section includes 5 maps (bike, pedestrian, transit, vehicle and a composite map), and the boards are the strategies and elements.
As indicated in the Week One Stakeholder Engagement section, an idea to develop priority corridors for various modes came out of initial discussions. The idea to use this strategy stems from the need to make Downtown feel more connected, so that people feel they have transportation choice when connecting to various destinations. Understanding that there is limited street space, identifying corridors for various modes will enhance amenities for travelers on each corridor. The strategies and elements we have identified in the boards section are techniques that may be implemented on these corridors, where applicable. These maps do not mean that other modes will not utilize the corridor, it simply develops a priority of modes on different corridors. All maps are below. You can click on each image to view larger in a new tab.
Within each map we have developed primary and secondary corridors for these modes. For each map, the key describes criteria for primary and secondary status. We have also indicated some ‘hot spot’ locations. Hot spot locations are areas of opportunities or challenges related to that specific mode of transportation. Please submit any questions or comments you have related to these maps. We have four maps, separated by mode of transportation, as well as a composite map.
The following materials show recommendations that will be included in the report.
The first set of boards, found here, show background information about the project. These include project limits and the purpose of the project, as well as information about the planning process, the engagement weeks, and a timeline for project completion.
The second set of boards, found here found here, show recommendations to be included in the plan. These boards highlight treatments we are recommending on the corridors by mode (pedestrian, bicycle, transit & vehicular), as well as some overall recommendations, immediate opportunities and policy actions. Finally, these show the different cross sections for the tiered (tiers 1 – 3) level of bicycle facilities. These boards should be reviewed in conjunction with the mode maps, so as to understand where these recommended treatments may be located.
The final report as delivered to the City of St. Louis can be found here. The goal of this document is to be detailed, yet concise, outlining the planning process and recommendations. For more technical information, a plan appendix is available from the City, which includes the Downtown Bike Plan and specifics on the modal hierarchy.
We have a survey about all of this information online at: http://downtownstltransportationsurvey.questionpro.com
Please take this survey to provide your input on the study. You may also e-mail comments to JLumsden@cbbtraffic.com. Be sure to continue to follow the website for project updates and information.
Please send any comments to Jacque Lumsden (CBB – Transportation Planner) to JLumsden@cbbtraffic.com. You can also take the survey and leave comments at the end.