1. To what extent are non-motorized modes of travel (e.g., bicycle, pedestrian movements) analyzed and addressed in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and throughout the transportation planning process?
Source: Appleton LRTP, Chapter 10 – Multi-modal Transportation, Pages 10-1 -10-25 and Chapter 11 – Safe Routes to School Program, Pages 11-1 – 11-16
2. How does the MPO approach bicycle and pedestrian planning?
o 136 schools, 26 districts total in regional program and schools
o Schools (elementary school, middle, high, university)
o Health based approach to multimodal transportation planning
o Business and private education and encouragement programs
Source: Appleton LRTP, Chapter 10 – Multi-modal Transportation, Pages 10-1 -10-25
Appleton LRTP, Chapter 11 – Safe Routes to School Program, Pages 11-1 – 11-16
3. How is the demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities determined?
o A bicycle and pedestrian counts process has been established utilizing multiple forms of measuring (pneumatic tube, infrared, manual, and video).
o Counts are documented through programs developed by source companies, excel files developed in house, GIS analysis and forms developed for public/private dissemination.
o Counts are conducted and administered by ECWRPC staff with aide from partner organizations (i.e. Municipalities and WisDOT). Partner orgs aided with video equipment (traffic cameras).
o Additional counts processes conducted separate from ECWRPC, but still within the TMA, include City of Appleton bike lane counts, Town of Menasha infrared counters (permanent locations: 3 total) and Village of Little Chute infrared counter (permanent location).
East Central Regional Safe Routes to School Local SRTS Action Plans Link: http://eastcentralsrts.org/local-programs
4. How does the MPO coordinate with State and local bicycle and pedestrian plans?
Please be prepared to discuss the following at the site review meeting. A written response is not required.
The level of planning for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and support programs, including the development of a regional bike or pedestrian system and/or funding program, complementary land use planning efforts to foster non-motorized transportation, and the identification and description of selected bike/pedestrian projects deemed critical to completing key sections of the regional plan(s) and/or fostering walkable neighborhood.
Examples of integrated land-use planning documents:
Sections in LRTP, Chapter 10 (Multimodal Transportation which includes pedestrian walkways and bicycle facilities)