Alternative Development Process
Alternative design concepts have been developed to meet the project’s overall goal to increase public health in the neighborhoods surrounding the study corridor through increased physical activity. To meet this goal, the following objectives were used as guiding principles:
Design a bicycle route that will attract potential users of a wide range of ages and comfort levels with bicycling;
Connect popular destinations as directly as possible (both to attract riders and to promote economic activity); and
Increase the walkability of the route.
Using these guiding principles five (5) initial concepts were identified and assessed.
These initial five concepts were:
- Concept #1 – Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes (9th Street)
- Concept #2 – Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes (11th Street)
- Concept #3 – One-Way Protected Bike Lanes
- Concept #4 – Oregon Avenue Alternate Routes
- Concept #5 – California Avenue
These initial five concept routes are displayed below and can be viewed larger by clicking on the exhibits to the right.
The following table shows the evaluation matrix used for these concepts.
Based on this evaluation, the team recommends that Concepts #1, #2, and #4 be advanced for additional analysis.
We recommend excluding the other concepts for the following reasons:
Concept #3 - impacts to parking on Oregon Avenue and motor vehicle travel lanes on both 9th and 11th Streets
Concept #5 – not a direct connection through the neighborhood between the downtown core and Moore Park
Learn more about the three selected concepts by continuing to the next three rooms.