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1 COMPLETE STREETS/COMPETING PRIORITIES Making Concepts Concrete UCLA DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FORUM / MAY 14, 2015 Francie Stefan, Transportation & Strategic Planning Manager City of Santa Monica

2 Santa Monica Complete Streets Efforts Plans and Framework Tools for Creating and Sustaining Momentum for Complete Streets Project examples Measuring What s next

3 General Plan - broad policy support for Complete Streets Goal LU19: Design and operate streets with all users in mind including bicyclists, transit users, drivers and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Design and manage complete streets and alleys to support adjacent land uses and human activity. Goal T1: Design and manage streets to support comprehensive public health and safety. Goal T3: Ensure that Santa Monica s streets are pleasant for all users. Goal T6: Enable everyone to walk comfortably everywhere in Santa Monica. Goal T10: Ensure that the bicycle network is attractive to cyclists of all ages and experience levels.

4 Streets & Circulation tied to City Priorities Additional Community Priorities Reducing peak period vehicle trips Active, healthy living Reduced injuries, fatalities Wellbeing indicators Travel cost savings Personal mobility Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector Aviation (Intrastate), 2.1% Ships & Commercial Boats, 2.4% Heavy Duty Trucks, 20.0% Rail, 1.9% Unspecified, 1.8% Agriculture High GWP Recycling and Waste Industrial 40% GHG from Transportation Transportation 72% Transportation GHG from Passenger Vehicles Passenger Vehicles, 71.8% Commercial and Residential Electric Power

5 Street type follows from Place & Function

6 Bike Action Plan Specific and clear network, connecting community facilities and closing gaps Inventory of street widths, destinations 5 and 20-year projects 14-35% mode share target Supportive programs, facilities

7 Before Bike Action Plan

8 After 3 years of coordination with Street Resurfacing

9 Pedestrian Action Plan Analytic Approach

10 STATION AREAS first/last mile 10 THREE AREA PLANS: Bergamot Area Plan convert industrial landscape to mixed-use place for people and all modes of travel Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan access to Santa Monica College, Hospitals, transition industrial landscape Downtown Specific Plan dense, diverse modes and competition for road space, increased pedestrian demand

11 Tools - Visible Wins Bike Valet/ Event Strategies Bike Campus Skills Learning Area Bike Racks on Public & Private Property

12 Tools - Santa Monica Bike Center as Icon Converting approx 30 vehicle spaces to over 350 secure bike parking spaces, showers, lockers, repair 300+ Members/14,000 annual roundtrip bike commutes Classes/Rides

13 Tools - Partnerships

14 Tools - Programs & Complementary Facilities School-based Programs Kidical Mass Rides Citywide Bikeshare Bike Skills Classes Watch the Road Campaign targeting all people driving, walking and biking

15 500 Bicycles 1,000 racks in 75 Locations Bikeshare First/Last Mile Tool

16 Safe Routes to School

17 OCEAN AVENUE 2 ND ST Colorado Esplanade MAIN STREET 4 TH STREET PROPOSED LAYOUT Eases traffic and turning patterns at intersections and driveways Eliminates some signal phases, increasing North/South flow on 4 TH St, Main St/2 nd St and Ocean Ave PARKING STRUCTURE 8 SANTA MONICA PLACE BLOOMINGDALE S PIER COLORADO AVENUE HOLIDAY INN GATEWAY SEARS STATION PLAZA PALISADES GARDEN WALK

18 Colorado Esplanade Reconfiguration of road to solve vehicle conflicts, create pedestrian esplanade from Expo Downtown Station to the internationally-known Santa Monica Pier, and introduce a buffered cycle-track connecting to the Beach.

19 Ocean Park Complete Green Street

20 Ocean Park Complete Green Street

21 Ocean Park Complete Green Street

22 Ocean Park Complete Green Street

23 MANGo Pop-Up Community Engagement Event

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25 Santa Monica High School 7 th /Michigan

26 Santa Monica High School 7 th /Michigan

27 Data Driven Ped & Bike Counts Pedestrian and bicycle movements counted at each signalized intersection every two years. Counts enable tracking of crash rates for example between 2011 and 2013 bicycle crashes reduced from.02 crashes/cyclist, to.01 crashes/cyclist

28 Looking toward the Future 28 Increased protected lanes, additional green lanes, close gaps Begin implementation of Pedestrian Action Plan priorities Institutionalize programs, especially SRTS Support TDM expansion Enhanced marketing campaign Sidewalks + Landscaping Median Islands Crosswalk Speed Table

29 COMPLETE STREETS/COMPETING PRIORITIES Making Concepts Concrete UCLA DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FORUM / MAY 14, 2015 Francie Stefan, Transportation & Strategic Planning Manager City of Santa Monica

30 Bergamot New and Redesigned Streets Create new Main Street spine and gathering areas New street classifications People-oriented street redesign - perpendicular parking becomes trees, dining Consolidate surface parking New pedestrian-oriented buildings and uses Connectivity: new streets, pathways Comfortable for biking, walking M

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