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  • BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE North Central Texas Council of Governments

    Transportation Council Room February 21, 2018

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    The APBP Webinar “Street Lighting ‐ Best Practices and Innovations in Illumination Technology” is hosted prior to BPAC from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

    2:00 – 2:25 (25 min)

    1. Welcome – Introductions Introduction of Committee and leadership. Discussion of the November 15, 2017 BPAC Meeting Summary as necessary.

    Mitzi Davis, Chair City of Farmers Branch

    2:25 – 2:35 (10 min)

    2. Statewide TxDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Update An update on recent developments from the January 22, 2018 TxDOT BAC meeting.

    Karla Weaver, AICP NCTCOG

    2:35 – 2:40 (5 min)

    3. HSIP Call for Projects The TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is for highway safety projects that eliminate or reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. It is limited to improvements that address the crash types identified in the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). Funds are provided for construction and operational improvements both on and off the state highway system.

    Kevin Kroll, NCTCOG

    2:40 – 2:45 (5 min)

    4. Regional Bicycle Opinion Survey An overview of the 2017 bicycle opinion survey for the 12 county region. The survey questions captured the general public’s views on bicycling including frequency of bicycling, perceived barriers to bicycling, access to bicycle facilities, and helmet use.

    Gabriel Ortiz, NCTCOG

    2:45 – 3:40 (55 min)

    5. Bike Share in DFW An overview, panel discussion, and open Q&A of the bike share systems in the region. a. Presentation & Video – 10 minutes b. Panel – 30 minutes c. Open discussion – 15 minutes

    Various Panel Members

    3:40 – 3:55 (15 min)

    6. Local Community Updates a. Weatherford Complete Streets, Chad Marbut, P.E., City of Weatherford b. Upcoming Events and Training, Laura Melton, Co-Chair, City of Burleson

    Various BPAC Members and Guests

    3:55 – 4:00 (5 min)

    7. Other Business/Open Discussion This item provides an opportunity to bring items of interest before the Committee or propose future agenda items.

    Mitzi Davis, Chair City of Farmers Branch

    Next BPAC Meeting The next meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is scheduled for May 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Transportation Council Room of the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Preceding the BPAC meeting, a webinar by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will be presented beginning at 1:00 p.m. The topic is to be determined.

  • 2018 BPAC Members

    Agency Name City of Allen Randy Thompson City of Arlington Andy Richardson City of Bedford Michele Wilson City of Burleson Laura Melton** City of Carrollton Andrew Combs City of Cedar Hill Carolyn Skeels City of Colleyville Heather Dowell City of Coppell George Marshall City of Dallas Jared White City of Denton Pritam Deshmukh City of DeSoto Renee Johnson City of Duncanville Jacqueline Culton City of Euless Ray McDonald City of Farmers Branch Mitzi Davis* City of Fort Worth Clarence Bryant City of Frisco Robert Caskey City of Garland Rebecca Beckham City of Grand Prairie Daon Stephens City of Grapevine Kathy Nelson City of Haltom City William Wiegand City of Hurst Kristie Weaver City of Irving Cody Owen City of Lancaster Imelda Speck City of Lewisville Stacie Anaya City of Mansfield James Fish City of McKinney Robyn Root City of North Richland Hills Michael Wilson City of Plano Christina Sebastian City of Richardson Jessica Shutt City of Rowlett Daniel Acevedo City of Southlake Jerod Potts City of The Colony Eve Morgan City of Weatherford Terry Hughes City of Waxahachie Shon Brooks City of Wylie Robert Diaz Town of Addison Michael Kashuba Town of Flower Mound Kari Biddix Dallas County Micah Baker Ellis County Joseph Jackson Hood County Bruce White Hunt County Kevin St. Jacques Rockwall County Lee Gilbert Tarrant County Joe Trammel Wise County Chad Davis Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Daniel Dickerson Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Jonah Katz Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) Sandip Sen North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) Lori Shelton TxDOT, Fort Worth District Phillip Hays TxDOT, Dallas District Shelley Pridgen

    The following cities/counties/agencies currently have vacant BPAC (unconfirmed representative) seats: Cities of Cleburne, Greenville, Keller, and Mesquite; Collin County, Denton County, Kaufman County; and DFW International Airport.

  • Statewide TxDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee Update

    January 22, 2018 Meeting

    Karla Weaver, AICP

  • 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program

    Call for Projects

    Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    Kevin Kroll February 21, 2018

  • Background • The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Call

    for Projects is for safety projects that reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries on all public roadways.

    • Projects are limited to improvements that address the crash types identified in the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).

    • Funds are provided for construction and operational improvements and can be used for both on-system and off-system roadways.

    • Applicants are encouraged to work closely with their TxDOT district office to identify locations with the highest need for safety improvements.

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  • SHSP Emphasis Areas

    •Distracted Driving • Impaired Driving • Intersection Safety •Older Road Users •Pedestrian Safety •Roadway and Lane Departures •Speeding

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  • Examples of Eligible Projects

    • Installing or Improving Traffic Signals • Installing or Improving Pedestrian Signals •Safety Lighting at Intersections • Installing Pedestrian Crosswalk • Installing Sidewalks •Constructing Pedestrian Over/Underpass •Road Widening

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  • 2017 HSIP Approved Funding

    Area / TxDOT District

    Number of Projects Awarded

    Amount Funded

    Statewide 785 $298,594,640 Dallas 31 $25,208,101 Fort Worth 15 $4,042,584 Regional Total 46 $29,250,685

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  • Timeline

    Action Date Program Call will be Issued June 4, 2018

    Webinar will be Held for HSIP Updates and Questions June 11, 2018

    NCTCOG Joint Informational Meeting June - July

    Project Submission Responses Due August 15, 2018

    Project Selections Announced December 1, 2018 6

  • Additional Resources

    •2017 HSIP CFP Guidance http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/forms- publications/publications/highway-safety.html

    •Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/library/pubs/gov/shsp.pdf

    •SHSP Emphasis Areas https://www.texasshsp.com/

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    http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/forms-publications/publications/highway-safety.html http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/library/pubs/gov/shsp.pdf https://www.texasshsp.com/

  • Program Contacts

    Dallas District Tamara Gart: [email protected]; 214-320-4490

    Scott Carter: [email protected]; 214-320-6263

    Fort Worth District Mohammed Quadeer: [email protected];

    817-370-6705

    Paula Meyer: [email protected]: 817-370-6888

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  • NCTCOG Contacts Kevin Kroll

    Transportation Planner 817-695-9258

    [email protected]

    Camille Fountain Transportation Planner

    817-704-2521 [email protected]

    Sonya J. Landrum Principal Transportation Planner

    817-695-9273 [email protected]

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  • NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:

    OVERVIEW OF 2017 BICYCLE OPINION SURVEY

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    Gabriel Ortiz February 21, 2018

    Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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    NCTCOG 12-County Region

    Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) 209 Cities 13 Cities Larger Than 100,000 Pop.

    MPA Population 2017 Estimate = 7.2 million 2045 Forecast = 11.2 million

  • Survey Background

    The statistically valid survey was conducted by telephone with adults throughout the 12-county MPA region.

    A total of 1,250 interviews were conducted.

    The survey was conducted in English and Spanish.

    The survey questions captured the general public’s views on bicycling including frequency of bicycling, perceived barriers to bicycling and helmet use.

    The survey had a 5 percent “margin of error” .

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    NCTCOG Region

    City of Austin, TX

    City of Portland, OR

    Rest of Portland Region

    National Survey

    (Metro Areas)

    48% 44%

    25% 36% 37%

    36% 39%

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    53% 51%

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    Four Types of Cyclist Overview

    Strong & Fearless

    Enthused & Confident

    Interested But Concerned

    No Way No How