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    Default August 2019 Arlington BAC - 8/12/19 7pm

    7:00 p.m.
    Call to Order; Introductions
    7:10 p.m. Announcements!
    • BAC Representation on PSMP Implementation Committee
    • Arlington adopted Vision Zero
    • Bicycle Friendly Community application
    • Grant for off-street connection for the W&OD through East Falls Church


    7:15 p.m. Aftermath of July 8 Flooding
    7:30 p.m. Prioritizing projects (Bike Element)
    8:55 p.m. Public Comment/New Business
    9 p.m. Adjourn




    Projects open for public comment:
    Arlington dockless pilot: https://bit.ly/2NLubI1
    Ballston-Cherrydale Multimodal Safety Improvements (Quincy): https://bit.ly/2HSI6w8
    N Lorcom Lane & N Military Road Safety Improvements: https://bit.ly/2YGyquK
    Army-Navy Drive Complete Streets: https://bit.ly/2xxYAUz
    5th Road South Roadway Enhancements (west of Carlin Springs): https://bit.ly/2W8vWDv
    Core of Rosslyn Study: https://bit.ly/2We6CvG

    General:
    County: https://topics.arlingtonva.us/engage/
    APS: https://www.apsva.us/engage/

    BAC Priorities 2018-2020
    Trails: Behavior and Design
    Safe Accomodation (providing safe routes when construction or maintenance takes bike facilities out of service)
    Network Priorities: Columbia Pike, Lee Highway, quick fixes and problem intersections.

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    So any update on when the flood damage repair work will begin, such as the W&OD Wilson Blvd underpass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    So any update on when the flood damage repair work will begin, such as the W&OD Wilson Blvd underpass?
    They are still getting cost estimates. We did have some suggestions about improving this situation (e.g. put up a "walk bikes" sign if there's space to allow that; improve the signage on street so that drivers expect bikes crossing). We also talked about the need to think about improvements that could be possible with the repairs and about future flooding.

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    Great meeting last night.

    We discussed prioritizing the list of projects from the Bike Element (see Appendix D, starting on page 48). We brainstormed a list of projects that could potentially be in the top ten. Next week, we'll send out a survey to help us "objectively" rank those projects by three criteria: Safety/comfort; Connectivity to the existing network; Equity. The initial list is below; if you would like to nominate other projects to this list, please let me know by FRIDAY (# from Bike Element & Name, please. if you're nominating a smaller portion of a larger project, please say that; if you have an idea of what needs to be fixed, but need help id'ing the project it's in, let me know). Also, if you have any ideas for separate capital projects (see below for an example), let me know.

    INITIAL LIST OF POSSIBLE PRIORITY PROJECTS FROM THE BIKE ELEMENT
    2-16 Lynn & Lee
    2-06 Army Navy Country Club Connector
    2-19 ANC Wall Trail along 110/eastern end of Columbia Pike
    [1-08 Eastern & western ends of Columbia Pike - funded]
    3-09 Quincy
    3-01 South George Mason
    3-02 North George Mason
    2-03 FMR/W&OD Trails crossing Shirlington Road
    2-04 W&OD through East Falls Church [note Arlington has gotten grant for study, which should start this fall]
    3-12 Crystal Drive
    3-10 Walter Reed Drive - Superman Hill
    3-11 Walter Reed Drive (the rest)
    3-05 Ballston western alternative
    2- ?? Eastern end of Bluemont trail
    3-21 Fairfax Drive
    3-22 Wilson Blvd
    3-44 Ashton Heights/Lyon Park connector (alt. to Pershing)
    2-13 Columbia Pike bike blvds
    2-26 Carlin Springs Road Trail
    --> Separate possible projects:
    Pot of money to add concrete protection to buffered or flex-post-protected bike lanes.

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    For the equity component, is there some GIS type information available to do some analysis on the impact of certain infrastructure? The Capital Trails Coalition was able to leverage a tool provided by Rails to Trails Conservancy that showed how many people at a certain level of income and other demographics would be served by building particular trails. Carlin Springs Road near the Pike would be my top selection for a high equity ranking followed by South George Mason and Walter Reed Drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    For the equity component, is there some GIS type information available to do some analysis on the impact of certain infrastructure? The Capital Trails Coalition was able to leverage a tool provided by Rails to Trails Conservancy that showed how many people at a certain level of income and other demographics would be served by building particular trails. Carlin Springs Road near the Pike would be my top selection for a high equity ranking followed by South George Mason and Walter Reed Drive.
    This data almost certainly exists, but I don't think we'll have the resources to use it in this round -- unless there's an amazing GIS coder out there who has some time to work on this.

    Because of limited time and resources, the plan for this round was to go on our opinions. But, again, if someone has time to work on the data between now and September 9, that would be awesome.

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