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Employment density and transit service
Reported Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes 2011-2015
At the first virtual open house, participants were asked to define what type of bicyclist they are based on the “Four Types of Bicyclists” – Strong and Fearless, Enthused and Confident, Interested but Concerned, No Way No How.
A total of 50 participants identified as "Interested, but Concerned"bicyclists. This group in particular was reviewed, since they represent the "target rider" for bicycle facility design in Beaverton. The graph below illustrates this group’s responses to the survey questions that followed, regarding their comfort level on the various bicycle facilities in Beaverton.
The feedback provided to us by those who identified as "Interested but Concerned" bicyclists conveys a clear desire to provide protected bicycle facilities in the form of multi-use trails and protected bicycle lanes. Providing bicycle infrastructure that accommodates this group of "Interested but Concerned" bicyclists has the greatest potential of increasing bicycling in Beaverton.
In the first virtual open house, participants were also asked how they felt about different pedestrian facilities in Beaverton. We received feedback about treatments that make people feel comfortable and what makes them uncomfortable. Most comments received were related to needs for improved crossings at existing locations by providing safety enhancements in the form of paint, American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facilities, and traffic calming features. Comments were also received relevant to improving routes by providing sidewalk facilities in missing network gaps and enhancing existing facilities.
Each comment is being considered to help the project team understand where there is a need or desire for an improvement, and will ultimately help inform the policies and projects included in the Active Transportation Plan.
Typically proposed for major streets with transit service (arterials and collectors) or along regional trails. Provide direct regional connections over longer distances and have enhanced crossings at transit stops.
Proposed on minor collectors and arterials with transit service or along regional and local trails. Provide connections between pedestrian parkways and have enhanced crossings at transit stops.
Local streets provide connections between residential areas and local destinations, and between pedestrian parkways and corridors. All local streets serve as designated routes for pedestrians.
Areas that currently have or are planned to have a mix of land use types and densities that support high level of pedestrian activity. Highly connected networks and frequent, safe and accessible enhanced crossings at arterials, collectors and other types of barriers. Washington County’s designated Pedestrian Districts in unincorporated areas are also identified to show all areas that are anticipated to be designed as pedestrian orientated areas.
A Washington County requirement for enhanced pedestrian treatments, as defined by the Washington County Pedestrian Enhancements Guidelines or other applicable County standards. This is shown to identify where sidewalks may be required to be wider than standard along County roadways within the City of Beaverton.
Washington County Pedestrian and Bicycle Districts are classified as Regional Centers, Town Centers and Station Communities in Metro’s 2040 Growth Concept. Pedestrian and Bicycle Districts have high pedestrian and bicyclists use observed or intended and use of enhanced street design features to help foster the envisioned land use, economic and transportation mode share targets. Washington County’s Pedestrian/Bicycle Districts are located in unincorporated areas and are shown to identify all areas anticipated to be designed as pedestrian oriented.
Proposed along major arterials where vehicle volumes and speeds are high. Provide an exclusive space for bicyclists along or within a roadway that is physically separated from motor vehicles by vertical or horizontal elements.
Proposed on collectors and occasional arterials where vehicle volumes and speeds are high but less than a major arterial. Designated space for bicycle travel separated from motor vehicles with paint or temporary vertical elements such as flex-post or bollards. The separation between bicycles and motor vehicles for major bikeways largely depends on the context of the corridor.
Proposed on residential streets where vehicle volumes and speeds are low. Provide sharrows, designated to inform motorist to expect bicyclists to be in the middle of a travel lane while also serving as a wayfinding resource for bicyclists in neighborhood bikeway networks.
Protected Bike Lanes
Typically located on major arterials with high vehicular volumes, a protected bike lane is an exclusive space for bicyclists along or within a roadway that is physically separated from motor vehicles by vertical and horizontal elements. They may be one-way or two-way facilities as shown here.
Buffered Bike Lane
Provides physical separation in the form of vertical flexible posts or paint. Buffered bike lanes are typically suggested for collector roadways with medium to high vehicular speeds and volumes.
Designated exclusively for bicycle travel, bike lanes are separated from vehicle travel with striping and include pavement stencils. They may include additional enhancements such as green paint.
Mixed Traffic or Shared Lane Marking (Sharrow)
Typically located on neighborhood streets with low vehicular volumes and speeds, “sharrows” are designated to inform motorists to expect cyclists to be in the travel lane. Shared lane markings also provide wayfinding for bicyclists on and neighborhood bike routes.
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