The North Park | Mid-City Bikeways
project will make it safer and easier for people of all ages and abilities to bike to more places within and between North Park and Mid-City communities. The approximately 13 miles
of bicycle boulevards and protected bikeways will feature traffic calming elements, safer crossings, and other streetscape enhancements that will make the streets more pleasant for everyone – people who bike, walk, work, and live there.
The project consists of four distinct bikeways: Meade - Monroe; Howard - Orange - University; Robinson - Landis; and Georgia. These bikeways are being designed to achieve the following goals:
SAFETY: Provide safe, livable complete streets that serve people of all ages and abilities.
ACCESS: Provide direct access to schools, transit, community destinations, and commercial centers.
EXPERIENCE: Design innovative facilities with appropriate separation from vehicular traffic, traffic calming elements, and end-of-trip facilities.
COMMUNITY: Be consistent with and leverage community planning efforts.
PLACEMAKING AND SUSTAINABILITY: Support placemaking, sustainability, equity, and economic development and redevelopment efforts.
The planning phase of the project is complete, and the executive summary is available here
. The project is now in the preliminary engineering and environmental analysis phase, which will extend through fall 2015.