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City of Saratoga Springs

Bicycle, Pedestrian and Public Transit (Complete Streets) Plan


Draft Plan Public Meeting June 20, 2016

Photo Credit: Bike Walk Wichita

Welcome and Introductions

History and Origins of Complete Streets


Builds on previous plans, concurrent planning, and capital improvement projects such as:

Saratoga Springs Downtown Transportation Plan (2007)

Climate Smart Communities Pledge (2011)

Complete Streets Policy (2012)

Urban and Community Forest Master Plan (2013)

Saratoga Greenbelt Trail Feasibility Study (2013)

City of Saratoga Springs Comprehensive Plan (2015)

Safe Routes to Schools

YMCA/Saratoga State Park trail improvements

Excelsior Avenue Corridor improvements

Project Purpose
This plan is funded by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the City of
Saratoga Springs to help provide a safe and accessible city street network for all users, including
pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists.
With the communitys input, the Complete Streets Plan will identify potential improvements such
as sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, bike lanes, transit access, bike racks, signage and safety
enhancements in the City.
Specifically, the purpose of the plan is to:

Examine existing and desired conditions and networks for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit
users across the City consistent with the Citys adopted Complete Streets Policy and
sustainability goals.

Expand and strengthen mobility choices for City residents and visitors.

Facilitate implementation of projects and policies to specifically accommodate bicyclists,


pedestrians and transit users throughout the City of Saratoga Springs.

Executive Summary

1. Adopt updated Complete Streets Policy


2. Integrate with City Departments
3. Collaboration with land use boards
4. Include Complete Streets in Unified Development Code
5. Complete Streets across Four Seasons

Planning Process and Outreach


Existing facilities and resources were
inventoried utilizing:

Steering Committee Meetings

Public Meetings

Survey/Wikimap

Available Data

Field Investigations

Street Typologies
Street Typologies for:

Pedestrians

Bicyclists

Trail Use

Transit and Freight

Pedestrian Street Typologies


Different Street and Intersection
Recommendations for:

Neighborhood Streets

Commercial Core

County Roads/State Highways

School Zones

Bicyclist Street Typologies


Different Street and Intersection
Recommendations for:

Neighborhood Streets

Commercial Core

County Roads/State Highways

School Zones

Trail Typologies

Paved Shared Use Paths

Stone Dust Trails

Sidepaths

Walking/Hiking Trails

Boardwalks

Transit and Freight Street Typologies


Different Street and Intersection
Recommendations for:

Transit Corridors and


Thoroughfares

Pedestrian-Specific
Recommendations

Pedestrian Recommendations

Bicycle Recommendations

Trail Recommendations

Transit & Freight Recommendations

Catalyst Projects

Union Avenue

North Broadway

East and West Side Bike


Boulevards / Neighborhood
Greenways

Jefferson Street

South Congress Park Crossing

Excelsior Avenue

Lake Avenue

Implementation

Stand Alone Projects

Integration

Education

THANK YOU

We all need Complete Streets.


www.SaratogaSpringsCompleteStreets.com

Jeff Olson, Principal


Alta Planning + Design
www.altaplanning.com