Existing Traffic Volumes (NDOT TRINA Database)
2050 Forecasted Volumes (RTC Travel Demand Model)
Primary Emergency Vehicle Route*
Existing RTC Transit Route
*Emergency Vehicle Routes are prevented from including vertical traffic calming elements such as speed bumps, speed humps, speed tables, etc.
Total Corridor Crashes (2016 - 2020)
TOP CRASH INTERSECTIONS (TOTAL #):
CRASH DATA HIGHLIGHT:
2nd Street and 4th Street intersections had the greatest concentrations of crashes
This project concept prioritizes physical protection and low-stress routes for bicyclists in order to encourage more cycling for less experienced bicyclists.
The concept would establish a protected bike lane from Holcomb Avenue to 5th Street on Sinclair / Lake Street, transition to Evans Avenue using the 5th Street parking protected bike lane and then create a protected bike lane from 5th Street to 9th Street. Each roadway in this corridor concept is identified as a Primary Emergency Vehicle Route (PEVR) which restricts the use of vertical deflection to reduce vehicle speeds; therefore no vertical deflection is incorporated into the project concept. Instead, the concept design relies on creating separation between uses in order to create a low-stress facility. Further traffic calming may be achieve through the use of modal filtering elements between Liberty Street and Holcomb Avenue. This concept would result in the loss of nearly 230 parking spaces including near UNR (69 stalls) and in the Midtown area (35 stalls). Additionally, maintaining protection for northbound bicyclists may not be feasible between 4th Street and E Plaza Street due to the presence of 5 RTC bus bays which have both ingress and egress movements along this stretch. (This concept has been refined to provide a parking protected bike lane for southbound bicyclists and a bike lane with 1' wide buffer for northbound bicyclists. Parking impacts have also been updated. Please see full report for latest concept).
I-80 to Liberty Street
Buffered Bike Lane & Flex Posts
Liberty St. to Holcomb Ave.
Bike Boulevard (Speed Cushions and Curb Extensions)
Alt Route (Plaza to 5th)
Shared Use Path
Included Conceptual Intersection Enhancements
- Intersection Lighting
- 2 Protected Intersections
- High Visibility Crosswalks
- Curb Extensions at 5 Intersections
- Speed Cushions
- Safer and more comfortable ride for cyclists
- Improved visibility and accessibility for pedestrians
- Traffic claming with curb extensions implementation
Removed left turn lanes (Mill Street, 1st Street, 2nd Street, 4th Street, south side of 5th Street)
Loss of parking along both sides of entire corridor: (88 stalls) between 9th and 5th / (68 stalls) between 5th and 1st / (35 stalls) between 1st and Stewart
Passes by 4th Street Station with heavy bus traffic