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  • Improving Bicycle & Pedestrian Access to Metrorail

    Matthew Zych, Office of Long Range Planning Rail~Volution 2011 October 18, 2011

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

  • Presentation Outline

    • Establishing Mode Share Goals

    • Estimating Bike Ridership to Stations

    • Developing Bike and Ped Program Requirements

  • Context – Station Planning for Bikes and Peds

    • Capacity

    • Convenience

    • Personal Safety

    • ADA/ Life Safety

  • About Metro

    Rail:

    -86 stations

    -106 miles of track

    -Avg weekday

    750,000 trips

    Bus:

    -1,500 buses

    -Avg weekday

    450,000 trips

    Paratransit

    ->8,000 trips/day

    Metro Service Area:

    1,500 square miles

    3.9 million population

  • Existing Mode of Access to Metrorail

    5

    33%

    29%

    22%

    9%

    4%

    1% 1%

    33% Walk

    29% Park & Ride

    22% Bus

    9% Kiss & Ride

    4% Commuter Rail/ Taxi

    1% Ride with Someone who Parked

    1% Bike

    Metrorail AM Peak Arrivals – 250,000

  • Distance to Station for Parking Customers

    1 Mile or less 13%

    1-3 Miles 32%

    3-5 Miles 19%

    5-20 Miles 31%

    Over 20 Miles

    5%

    Parking Customers' Driving Distance to Parking

    Facilities

    2007 Rail Passenger Survey, AM Peak. Total: 44,273 customers

  • Establishing Goals

    Pedestrian Access

    • Provide Direction Connections

    • Identify and Address Difficult Crossings

    • Assess Mobility as Part of TOD, Adjacent Projects

    Bike Mode Share

    • Triple by 2020 and Quintuple by 2030

    2007 2020 2030

    Mode Share .7% 2.1% 3.5%

    Est. No. of Riders (AM peak)

    1,600 7,000 12,000

  • Estimating Ridership - Bike Census

  • Estimating Bike Ridership – Goals by Station

  • Developing Bike/Ped Program- Field Survey Results

  • Developing Bike/Ped Program- Field Survey Results

  • Developing Bike/Ped Program- Project Criteria

    • On – Off Site Project Identification

    • Primary vs. Secondary Tier Improvements

    • Bike Parking: 2020 vs. 2030 Goals

    • “Right-Sizing:” Parking Mix by Station Type

  • Developing Bike/Ped Program Project Prioritization

    Total Need Identified: $25 Million

    Total Project Funding: $7 Million

  • Developing Bike/Ped Program- Project Prioritization

  • Thank You!

    Contact: [email protected]