Title 176b83b51c0f9baf5d60f10178040cff98d2a32a945ba8d4cb618412e6bc1740

Project:

Middlefield Road Class II Bike Lanes

Checklist:

Middlefield Road Class II Bike Lanes   

Name:
Middlefield Road Class II Bike Lanes
    
Description:
The Project involves implementation of a number of safety related improvements for the bicyclists and vehicles along Middlefield Road between San Mateo County and City of Menlo Park.
    
Status:
Submitted
    
Project:
Middlefield Road Class II Bike Lanes
    
Location:
Atherton
    
Contact Name:
Nadia Bosan
    
Contact Email:
nbosan@interwestgrp.com
    
Contact Phone:
9162734690
    
Contact Address:

9300 W Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758

    
1a: What bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are currently included on the facility or on facilities it intersects or crosses? Please check all that apply.
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-outs
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelter
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    

     
: Please provide specifics of any items checked above.
    
The anticipated project includes widening bike lanes by improving shoulder conditions; re-strip with high-visibility green markings at conflict zones and increased signage/wayfinding. Potential for phasing and targeted lower-cost improvements.

     
1b: If there are no existing pedestrian or bicycle facilities, how far from the proposed project are the closest parallel bikeways and walkways?
    
0-1/4 mile
1/4 mile to 1/2 mile
1/2 mile to 1 mile
1+ mile

     
1c: Please indicate needed pedestrian, bicycle, or transit improvements in the project area that staff or the public have identified
    
Improved lighting
sidewalks
Improve intersections
Mid-block crossings
Accommodations for the elderly or disabled or school age children
School age children
Transit shelters
ADA facilities
Widened curb lanes
Bicycle parking
Traffic signals responsive to bicycles
Shorter vehicular traffic signal cycles
Addressing choke points or gaps in pedestrian or bicycle
RR crossings
Bike racks on busses
Widened or better-lit under crossings
Removed slip lanes
Right turn only lanes
None

     
: Other
    

     
1d: Please describe the overall context of the project area:
    
urban, residential area

     
1e: What existing challenges could the proposed project improve for bicycle, pedestrian, or transit travel in the vicinity of the proposed project?
    
Unresponsive signals to bicycles
Lack of bicycle parking
Freeway on-off ramps
Narrow curb lanes
Choke points
RR crossings
No bike racks on buses
Wide roadway crossings
Long signal cycles which require pedestrians to wait long periods of time
Short signal crossing times
Narrow undercrossings, overcrossings
Slip lanes
Sidewalk obstruction or missing sidewalk
Pedestrian-level lighting
Lack of ADA compliant facilities
Lack of Transit vehicle stops

     
: Other
    

     
2a: What trip generators (existing and future) are in the vicinity of the proposed project that might attract walking or bicycling customers, employees, students, visitors or others?
    
Educational institutions
Transit stations
Senior centers
High-density land uses
Downtowns
Shopping areas
Medical centers
Major public venues
Government buildings
Parks

     
: Other
    

     
3a: Have you considered collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians along the route of the facility?
    
Yes

     
: If so, please provide the number of collisions and describe the outcomes of each:
    
9 bicycle and 5 pedestrian collisions along Middlefield Road. Seven (7) collisions on Middlefield Road were recorded near Menlo-Atherton High School, with a cluster of pedestrian collisions at Oak Grove Avenue and Middlefield Road. These collisions involved children under age 18; Five (5) collisions involved bicyclists and Two (2) collisions involved pedestrians under the age of 18. The majority of recorded bicycle collisions occurred during the peak commute periods. In one-third of the collisions, the movement preceding the collision was a vehicular right-turn. These crashes occurred on roadways with bike lanes, indicating a potential need to focus improvements at these facility types.

     
: If so, what resources have you consulted?
    
This analysis was produced using data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).

     
4a: Do any adopted plans call for the development of bicycle or pedestrian facilities on, crossing or adjacent to the proposed facility/project?
    
City or town bicycle plan
Countywide bicycle plan
City or town pedestrian plan
Countywide pedestrian plan
Combined bicycle and pedestrian plan
ADA transition plan
General plan
Specific plan
Regional transportation Plan
Sales tax expenditure plan
Station area access plan
No plans

     
: Other
    

     
: Is the proposed project consistent with these plans?
    
Yes

     
5a: Do any local, statewide or federal policies call for incorporating bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities into this project?
    
Caltrans Deputy Directive 64
Caltrans Highway Design Manual (Chapter 1000)
ACR 211
MUTCD 2003
MUTCD California supplement
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
MTC Pedestrian Districts Study
None
more

     
: Other
    

     
: If so, have the policies been followed?
    
Yes

     
5b: N/A
    
No

     
5c: If this project includes a bicycle and/or pedestrian facility, which applicable design standards or guidelines have been followed?
    
AASHTO bicycle and pedestrian design guides
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
Caltrans Design Information Bulletin 89
Caltrans Highway Design Manual
Caltrans California MUTCD
Caltrans Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities in California
FHWA MUTCD
ITE Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
N/A - no bicycle or pedestrian facilities included
None

     
6a: What comments have been made regarding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations at BPAC, stakeholder, or public meetings at which the proposed project has been discussed?
    
Maintain northbound existing bike box located at Marsh Road even if Right Turn pocket is extended, take into account locals off-road parking at Encinal School when designing bicycle facilities and improve facilities at Watkins Road.

     
: How have you responded to comments received?
    
Yes

     
7a: What accommodations, if any, are included for bicyclists and pedestrians in the proposed project design?
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Widened sidewalks
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-out
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelters
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    

     
8a: Will the proposed project remove an existing bicycle or pedestrian facility or block or hinder bicycle or pedestrian movement?
    
No

     
: If yes, please describe situation in detail.
    

     
8b: If the proposed project incorporates neither bicycle nor pedestrian facilities, or if the proposed project would hinder bicycle or pedestrian travel, list reasons why the project cannot be re-designed to accommodate these facilities.
    
N/A

     
: Was a road diet or car parking removal considered?
    
No, the majority of Middlefield Road is a two lane roadway with no parking. Between Ravenswood Ave and Menlo Park is Middlefield Road becomes a four lane roadway, but the roadway is wide enough to accommodate widened bike lanes and does not require any removal of lanes.

     
: What would be the cost of the added bicycle and/or pedestrian facility?
    
0

     
: If the proposed project incorporates bicycle or pedestrian improvements, what proportion is the bicycle and/or pedestrian facility of the total project cost?
    
0

     
: If right-of-way challenges are the reason for the hindrance, please explain the analysis that led to this conclusion.
    
N/A

     
9a: How will access for bicyclists and pedestrians be maintained during project construction?
    
Alternative signed bicycle route
Alternative signed pedestrian route
Separated pedestrian pathway
Other

     
: Other
    
Improvements will be focused on bicycle lane widening and will not impact pedestrian facilities. Sidewalks will remain unobstructed during project construction, and alternatives will be provided on an as need basis.

     
10a: What agency will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the facility?
    
Town of Atherton

     
10b: How will ongoing maintenance be budgeted?
    
Pavement markings will be re-striped and signs will be replaced during roadway improvements along Middlefield Road. Items that need immediate attention will be addressed on an as need basis.