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May
12

Santa Barbara – Bicycle Master Plan

The community-driven Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan (also referred to as the SB BMP) outlines the goals, policies, and implementation strategies that will improve bicycle safety, convenience, facilities, and infrastructure in the City of Santa Barbara. The plan will also enhance and preserve Santa Barbara’s circulation system for all road users by increasing the number of trips taken by bicycle; reducing future traffic congestion levels and parking demand. The plan implements other General Plan goals and policies such as Healthy Communities and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction.

Chapter 1:
Introduction

Provides an overview of the Bicycle Master Plan, explains the vision and goals of the project, lists relevant plans and policies, and presents factors that lay the foundation for the development of this Plan such as local context and the existing transportation network.
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Chapter 2:
Community Engagement

Provides an overview of the outreach completed for the 2016 Bicycle Master Plan, along with a description of the online platforms, surveys, and neighborhood summits. Brief summaries of findings are documented here. For a more extensive summary of all outreach findings, see the document Appendix.
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Chapter 3:
Goal 1. Safety for All Road Users

Provides policies and strategies to reduce collision rates and provide a comprehensive educational bicycle safety campaign. This goal was influenced directly by the community, which prioritized safety for all road users as the most important goal of the 2016 Bicycle Master Plan.
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Chapter 4:
Goal 2. Closing Gaps in the Network

Provides policies and strategies to close gaps in the existing bicycle network. The recommendations provided here define specific streets and corridors recommended for an expanded bicycle facility network.
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Chapter 5:
Goal 3. Complete Streets and Multimodal Access

Provides policies and strategies to encourage multi-modal transfers and connections. This chapter also outlines strategies to coordinate City efforts to enhance streets for all road users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users.
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Chapter 6:
Goal 4. Santa Barbara Style Infrastructure

Provides policies and strategies to develop infrastructure based on best practices, with a careful eye towards the Santa Barbara context and design aesthetic.
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Chapter 7:
Recommended Bicycle Projects

Provides more-specific information on key bike projects that were introduced in Chapter 4. Preliminary design considerations for six recommended bike facilities are also introduced.
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Chapter 8:
Making it Happen: Financing and Implementation

Provides criteria for prioritizing and costing bicycle facilities recommended in this document. This chapter includes a cost-benefit analysis, and it also refers to regular funding programs that may be available for implementing bicycle facility projects.
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APPENDICES

Appendix A:
Outreach & Media Strategy
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Appendix B:
Public Outreach Findings
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Appendix C:
Traffic Safety and Impact Assessment (Ceqa exemption)
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Appendix D:
General Plan Element Goals/Policies Consulted
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Appendix E:
Additional Background Documentation
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Appendix F:
Bicycle Collision Analysis
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May
2

Transportation Master Plan – City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma Transportation Master Plan logoThe Tacoma Transportation Commission and City of Tacoma staff has developed the City’s first Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The Plan was adopted in November 2015 and will help the City and community examine its transportation systems, how well they are functioning and what needs, including funding, will be necessary over the next 20 years and beyond.

 

One of the key mandates of this plan is accommodating expected future growth in Tacoma. Between now and 2040, Tacoma is expected to gain 127,000 residents and 97,000 jobs according to the Puget Sound Regional Council.

 

To set the tone for the Transportation Master Plan, the Transportation Commission established the following future vision for Tacoma, which guides all aspects of the Plan.

 

Vision Statement

Tacoma is a sustainable community with many drivers, residents, businesses and visitors who have various transportation priorities. The City is strategic in how it plans its transportation system with an emphasis on carrying the people and goods that foster Tacoma’s culture, character, and competitiveness. The transportation system offers multimodal travel options that provide safe access for all users and neighborhoods that encourage healthy living and protect the environment. 

 

2018 Amendments to the Transportation Master Plan (adopted June 26, 2018 Ordinance 24686)

 

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Apr
1

Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan

About The 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Our region is growing quickly, and we must continue the work underway to ensure that people can get to where they need to go, today and in the future.

The 2041 Regional Transportation Plan – the 2041 RTP – is about providing even more people with access to fast, frequent and reliable transit, and making it easier for travellers to use transit, or travel by bike or on foot.

The 2041 RTP guides the continuing transformation of the transportation system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). It is the blueprint for an integrated multimodal regional transportation system that puts the traveller’s needs first.

Everyone has a role to play in making the transportation system work.

Making the 2041 RTP a reality is only possible through collaboration and partnership, and all those who plan, build, maintain, finance and/or operate transportation in the GTHA need to be involved. This includes the 30 regional and local governments in the GTHA, Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario, the federal government, and the transit agencies (including the GO Transit division of Metrolinx). It also means working with municipalities and the private sector to ensure that land uses – such as for housing, offices, condos, hospitals, school campuses and recreational facilities – are designed to focus on the movement of people, not just vehicles.

This plan also encourages:

  • employers to work with us on projects like teleworking and flexible work hours,
  • schools and communities to work with us to reverse the trend of kids getting to school by car,
  • civic organizations to help us make sure that transit is available to those who need it most and,
  • the business community to support the delivery of goods while reducing emissions and conflict with other road users.

Vision, Goals and Strategies to Make it Happen

Developed in partnership with municipal partners and many others, the 2041 RTP builds on the successes of The Big Move (2008), the first regional transportation plan for the GTHA. It presents a vision for the future, and sets out creating strong connections, complete travel experiences, and sustainable and healthy communities as the 2041 RTP’s three goals. To achieve this vision and these three goals, the 2041 RTP outlines five strategies:

  1. Complete the delivery of current regional transit projects
  2. Connect more of the region with frequent rapid transit
  3. Optimize the transportation system
  4. Integrate transportation and land use
  5. Prepare for an uncertain future

Full implementation of the 2041 RTP will lead to an integrated and seamless transportation system for the GTHA. It will improve the traveller experience and offer enhanced transportation choices. It will improve access to reliable and frequent rapid transit, and will make travel more affordable by reducing the need to own a car—and will thereby provide associated social, environmental, health and economic benefits.