Pedestrian & Bicycle Mobility / Active Transportation
Complete Streets is a national movement to ensure transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire right of way with all users in mind—including motorists, bicyclists, public transportation users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. In California it’s not just a movement, but a requirement by law.
We work in partnership with communities and agencies to provide progressive and value-oriented solutions to transportation/mobility planning and implementing Complete Streets. LLG’s team uses technical expertise and management of similar projects to fully address key issues and deliver high-quality innovative service.
LLG’s partnership with the National Complete Streets Coalition is a testament to our commitment to mobility within the entire right-of-way with all users in mind. Our staff is recognized experts with a full breadth of experience in transportation planning, including:
- Multi-Modal Planning
- Complete Streets Policies
- Comprehensive Complete Streets Assessment and Analysis
- Active Communities Transportation
- Mobility Studies
- Pedestrian/Bicycle Planning
- Traffic Calming
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans
- Livable and Complete Streets
- Safe Routes to School
- Grant Writing
LLG was retained by the City of Escondido to prepare a comprehensive Complete Streets Assessment for the City’s General Plan Update. The project involved setting a strategic vision for the City and to identify innovative & highly effective recommendations to promote active transportation in the City. LLG conducted a comprehensive review of the existing policies in the City, gathered community input, evaluated connections between major destinations and other bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities, vehicular parking, traffic calming measures, bicycle parking; collected bicycle/pedestrian data and mode choice information, VMT and SOV trip reduction, bike sharing and bicycle parking for the City and the City’s Downtown Core Village separately.
Chula Vista, CA
LLG was retained by the City of Chula Vista to prepare a Mobility Study for the Palomar Gateway District (PGD) Specific Plan. The Mobility Study reviewed the current and future transportation system in the context of the General Plan land use designations and provided recommendations to promote mobility within the district for all travel mode users (i.e. pedestrians, bikes, autos and transit) and abilities (children, elderly and disabled).
LLG coordinated with urban designers, the Cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach and citizens to develop various alternatives for the proposed Highway 101 Streetscape project. The purpose of the project was to incorporate walkable community concepts, traffic calming and a balance of right-of-way needs associated with pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular circulation, and the aesthetic quality of the corridor. Various factors such as number of lanes, travel speeds, walkways and bikeways, street furniture, ADA compliance, pedestrian exposure to traffic, intersection control and parking were considered.
San Diego, CA
LLG successfully completed Traffic Circulation and Mobility Planning for the Pershing Middle School Modernization Project, including analyzing existing deficiencies regarding pick-up/drop-off areas, pedestrian circulation, delivery truck loading/unloading and site access / parking operations. LLG developed a conceptual plan addressing deficiencies and provided recommendations to improve traffic flow and pedestrian circulation. LLG also completed a Safe Routes to Schools assessment identifying issues and key strategies involving the 5E’s of a SRTS – Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, and Evaluation to address barriers to walking and bicycling in the school community. LLG coordinated with District and School representatives to map student addresses using GIS and analyze the existing travel patterns, modes and existing roadway infrastructure. LLG proposed recommendations to pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the San Carlos community.
LLG aided in the preparation of a SANDAG Active Transportation Grant submittal package, resulting in the award of a $270,000 grant to the City of Carlsbad, which will be used to provide enhanced facilities for pedestrians, transit users and bicyclists along Carlsbad Boulevard at Tamarack Avenue. The project will establish a new standard for pedestrian scramble crossing, provide actuated “no turn on red” blank out signs and modify traffic detection to count cyclists and provide unique clearance times. The southbound bus stop will be relocated to the near side of the intersection to be closer to the controlled pedestrian crossings and the path to Carlsbad State Beach. Bicyclists will be provided with northbound and southbound bike boxes.
San Diego, CA
LLG is currently preparing a comprehensive Project Area Master Plan Mobility Element Study for the redevelopment of the Grantville Community of San Diego. The study includes a comprehensive inventory of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities in the community. This inventory, along with established multi-modal level of service methodologies, is being used to review and provide recommendations for the community’s mobility. The study is reviewing roadway cross-sections to best accommodate and balance all modes of transportation.
LLG is currently working on the Coronado Bicycle Master Plan, which involves developing a City-wide bicycle master plan. The project includes extensive coordination with the public, the City, the Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee, and other stakeholders. The objectives of the study are to complete the Coronado portion of the Bay Shore Bikeway, establish a perimeter scenic route, and provide access to local schools.
National City, CA
LLG was retained by the City of National City to provide neighborhood recommendations through improved pedestrian and bicyclist access as well as school route improvements. The project is funded by a grant that supports livable communities, Smart Growth land-use and transportation planning, multimodal linkages between jobs and housing, commute alternatives, and safe pedestrian and bicycle travel. The project is a part of the National City S.M.A.R.T. Foundation (Safe, Multi-modal, Accessible Routes to Transit, Work, School, Services and Recreation). Walk audits and focused group workshops were conducted to identify bicycling and pedestrian deficiencies and engage the City’s residents. Based on the public outreach and the project team assessment, several projects were identified and are categorized as high priority or secondary priority.
LLG was retained by the City of Chula Vista to provide a “Complete Streets” assessment of a 2.5 mile stretch of Main Street. The focus of the masterplan is to provide a safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing corridor with convenient access to all eight user groups – pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, truck/goods, disabled, children, elderly, and transit. LLG analyzed the intersection operations, evaluated the feasibility of roundabouts and roadway configurations, and evaluated various design elements for all eight users. Recommendations included, buffered bicycle lanes, reduced lane widths, landscaped medians, bus shelters, non-contiguous sidewalks and many others. LLG also developed a healthy corridor assessment checklist for Main Street and identified potential funding sources.