Fresno County Regional Active Transportation Plan - Request for Proposals
Released January 24, 2017
The Fresno Council of Governments, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Fresno County, seeks proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services and prepare a Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATPlan) covering Fresno County. The ATPlan will provide for more transportation options and a balanced regional transportation system to support smart growth and a more sustainable region as part of the implementation process of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP calls for a multimodal regional transportation network that includes a regional active transportation network. Furthermore, the purpose of the plan is also to better equip Fresno COG’s member agencies (the County of Fresno and the fifteen incorporated cities of Clovis, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Fowler, Fresno, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, and Selma) with the tools to better compete for all funding sources that support Active Transportation Programs and Projects. The deadline for proposal questions is February 7, 2017. Questions & Answers will be posted on the Fresno COG website. The deadline for the proposal is February 21, 2017 by 2 pm. Please view the Request for Proposals for details.
For more information, please contact Peggy Arnest at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Active Transportation?
Active transportation refers to human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, skateboarding, etc. It is a critical component in developing and implementing sustainable community strategies, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing public health and making your region and communities more enjoyable places to live, work and play.
How are local agencies addressing Active Transportation?
On October 17, 2016, the City of Clovis adopted an Active Transportation Plan. Information on this plan can be found on the City of Clovis website, by clicking HERE. The Plan is intended to help the City achieve the following three goals:
♦ Increase the share of residents who use walking and bicycling to get to work, school, shopping, and other activities.
♦ Reduce the number of collisions within the city involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
♦ Close gaps within the bicycle and pedestrian networks.
The City of Fresno has released a public draft of its Active Transportation Plan (adoption scheduled for December 2016). Information on this plan can be found on the City of Fresno website, by clicking HERE. The City has established the following goals as part of the Plan:
♦ Equitably improve the safety and perceived safety of walking and bicycling in Fresno.
♦ Increase walking and bicycling trips in Fresno by creating user-friendly facilities.
♦ Improve the geographic equity of access to walking and bicycling facilities in Fresno.
♦ Fill key gaps in Fresno’s walking and bicycling networks.
Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area Class IV Separated Bikeway Feasibility Study
To facilitate a regional planning process, the Fresno Council of Governments has initiated a project to determine the feasibility of constructing separated bikeways within Fresno and Clovis; and possibly elsewhere in the County. The feasibility study will review design guidance and implementation needs, evaluate existing corridors in the Fresno-Clovis area, and identify key locations where separated bikeways will likely provide the greatest benefit or return on investment.
Separated bikeways are on-street bicycle facilities that include a vertical physical barrier between the bikeway and moving traffic, such as flexible bollards, a curb, on-street parking, or planter boxes. They can be designed to allow for either one- or two-way travel. Depending on the agency or jurisdiction, separated bikeways may also be referred to as “protected bikeways” or “cycle tracks,” or “separated or protected bike lanes.
Separated bikeways have many potential benefits including:
- ♦ Increasing Safety
- ♦ Increasing Bicycle Trips
- ♦ Improving Health and Quality of Life
- ♦ Supporting the Local Economy
A Separated Bikeways Feasibility Public Workshop was held at Hoover High School Cafeteria on December 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The public was able to share their views on the different types of bikeways and their thoughts on where they should be located. Experts were available to discuss the project, thoroughly explain separated bikeways, review route options, and describe various design options. Download the event presentation HERE.
For more information on this Separated Bikeways Study, go to the Fresno Clovis Separated Bikeways website, by clicking HERE.
Bikeway Maps: Fresno COG staff updates this map once a year
Hard copies are provided by request. They are printed on tear-proof, water-proof paper for durability. Contact us for free copies, or pick some up at one of these local Fresno County bike or sports stores:
|Clovis Bicycle Company||1398 Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612||(559) 325-2453|
|Cycle Path Bicycles||1165 E Champlain Dr Fresno, CA 93720||(559) 434-8356|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||3380 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711||(559) 322-4628|
|Dick's Sporting Goods||1225 Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA 93612||(559) 271-2701|
|Fresno Schwinn||2444 E Ashlan Ave Fresno, CA 93726||(559) 226-2453|
|Herb Bauer Sporting Goods||6264 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93710||(888) 604-3409|
|Pedal Junkies Clubhouse 707||707 N Fulton St Fresno, CA 93728||(559) 394-5285|
|Rei||7810 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93720||(559) 261-4168|
|Rubber Souls Pro-Bicycles||132 W. Nees #111 Fresno, CA 93711||(559) 435-2453|
|Sports Authority||7477 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93720||(559) 261-9438|
|Sports Authority||7572 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93720||(559) 432-6850|
|Stevens Bicycle Shop||4045 W Figarden Dr Fresno, CA 93722||(559) 229-8163|
|Stevens Bicycle Shop||1365 N Willow Ave Clovis, CA 93619||(559) 797-0148|
|Sumner's Schwinn Bicycle Shop||4691 E Belmont Ave Fresno, CA 93702||(559) 255-9222|
|Sunnyside Bicycles||6105 E Kings Canyon Rd Fresno, CA 93727||(559) 255-7433|
|Tower Velo||1435 N Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93728||(559) 268-2863|
|Tri Sport Bicycles||9433 N Fort Washington Rd Fresno, CA 93730||(559) 433-3700|
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