Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle lanes paired with additional street striping that creates designated buffer space separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane. Selected Street Segment: S. Pratt Parkway between Ken Pratt Boulevard and Pike Road Separated Bike Lane Separated bike lanes use a combination of horizontal separation (like buffer distance) and vertical
S BO W EN S T NORTH S PR A TT P KW Y S M A IN S T MI SS OU RI A VE PIKE RD S SU N SE T ST BIKE NE TRIAL PROJECT LEARN MORE GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK bit.ly/bike-lane-trial Improving and expanding Longmont s bicycle network is an important and ongoing effort guided by the City s Envision Longmont Multimodal Comprehensive Plan. As part of that effort, the City is utilizing routine street re-striping work to test ways of creating new bicycle facilities on existing streets. Through this project, Longmont travelers can try out three different types of on-street bicycle facilities as illustrated below.
AREAS SELECTED Allow bicycle users of different abilities to explore what bike lane treatments they prefer Test treatments in the field for bicyclists, drivers and City maintenance crews Collect feedback from residents about their experiences traveling in the test areas GOALS SHARED LANE MARKINGS Sharrows
On April 10th, 2018, a resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Boulder County for the sustainability grant to support the FLOWS pilot in Longmont went before City Council. Council pulled the resolution in order to discuss the need for more clarified metrics to assess the impact and efficacy of the pilot program. Council subsequently approved the resolution, but requested staff follow up with an additional information item to further clarify what metrics will be used to determine success and whether or not the program will be recommended for full implementation. The Longmont FLOWS pilot program will adapt an established program of our partner at the University of Colorado to engage neighborhoods and residents as facilitators of the City s adopted sustainability goals. Built on successful national models of in-home energy and water conservation programs, the project will use various physical improvements as a forum to address harder to achieve, yet very important, sustainability education and lifestyle improvements. The 2018 pilot project is designed as a learning phase that will inform how to appropriately adapt the concept for larger scale availability over the next three to four years, most likely through our well-established network of neighborhood groups. This one-year pilot project is not expected to produce significant measurable impacts at this scale, nor is it a study designed to determine if it should be continued. That is a decision that will be evaluated annually with a hard decision made after three or four years of implementation when sufficient data is collected to realistically determine impact. As currently conceived, the program is expected to require a minimal amount of additional resources annually to make available on an ongoing basis to additional neighborhoods. A number of quantitative and qualitative factors will be measured annually to facilitate program adaptation and improve outcomes each year. The primary goals that we will attempt to measure during both the one-year pilot program and wider implementation phase are included below. An internal evaluation by Sustainability and Community Services staff at the end of each year will determine if improvements to the categories below are sufficient to continue the program. Staff will also consider if other criteria should be measured and evaluated on an annual basis, but acquisition of more data is unlikely to improve evaluation and would prove burdensome to analyze at this point. Little to no impact over a multi-year period in the following categories would result in program cancellation. The criteria detailed below will be measured through pre and post participation surveys, intake/evaluation forms, and follow-up interviews as appropriate (possibly including multiple years after initial contact). Data collection materials have not yet been created. 1) Analysis of the number of sustainability goals incorporated and an assessment of the impact of the program on each goal (see next section, below). Although the original program focused more narrowly on energy and water conservation, we believe there is an opportunity to simultaneously incorporate other complimentary programs and
6) Does the program benefit the harder to reach populations based on a comparison of the demographics of the community? The program will specifically target households that are traditionally under-served, low-income and communities of color, but be open to all households in the target locations. 7) Are established partnerships adequate or are additional partnerships with other (complementary) city divisions or outside entities beneficial and/or should existing ones be extended? Although the sample size will be too small in the pilot phase to ascertain significant quantitative outcomes, we will also track estimated impact of the program through the collection of utility data on an annual basis for each participating household. Each year, including the year prior, we will collect and compare the following data for participant households to determine if the program is having a sufficient impact to justify expenses (contingent on data availability). 1) The number of households in the pilot communities that participate in the program a. We expect to engage approximately 10 households in the selected multifamily site that will have 30-40 units. b. We expect to engage approximately 10 households in the selected single-family
June 2018 May 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 July 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Closed) 7:00PM - 9:00PM Canceled: Library Board Meeting (Waters) (Library Board Room (Library, 409 4th Avenue))
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