Multimodal Corridors: Prioritization
While the 1996 TMP identified 10 multimodal corridors within the City of Boulder, it did not provide much guidance on how to implement or prioritize the development of such corridors.
City Council's direction in the 1999 Prioritization Process emphasized multimodal transportation investments by prioritized multimodal corridor and incorporated an improved understanding of the elements and integration needed to produce a corridor that works well for all modes. In the 2003 TMP Update, projects have been classified by multimodal corridor segments and ranked by a matrix of criteria that include the level of transit service, regional connections, existing facilities and need, and existing and future land use and other factors.
Multimodal Corridor Assessment
When the multimodal corridors were assessed during phase 2 of the 2003 TMP Update process, the focus was on understanding the components that are part of a successful multimodal corridor, how they contribute to that success, and where opportunities exist for strategically improving the success of the corridors.
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The objectives of the multimodal corridor assessment during the update process was to:
During phase 2 of the 2003 TMP Update process, the multimodal corridors and segments were analyzed. The map presents the 10 transportation corridors and the segments used for collecting and analyzing data. It should be noted that the corridor is not simply the roadway that defines the corridor, but includes facilities, transit service, land use and design which extends to ¼ mile on either side of the corridor.
During the evaluation process, maps were developed that contain information regarding each corridor's transportation facilities, land use and design, and provide comparisons to current transportation performance.
The concept of prioritizing the multimodal corridors in the city and using those priorities as a means of prioritizing implementation of transportation system improvements was used during the 2003 TMP Update process. This approach combines travel modes by means of the system improvement needs in a given corridor and insures that the improvements are installed in a manner that will maximize the goals of the TMP.
The corridor prioritization process started with the 10 multimodal corridors in the TMP and added the U.S. 36 and Diagonal Highway corridors as they access Boulder. The resultant 12 corridors were then subdivided into 41 segments to facilitate additional detail in the prioritization process. The 41 segments were then ranked using a Multimodal Corridor Prioritization Spreadsheet. Prioritization criteria incorporated into the spreadsheet include the following:
Using this prioritization matrix approach, the 41multimodal corridor segments were ranked into the following order:
ACTION PLAN PRIORITIZED MULTI-MODAL CORRIDOR SEGMENTS
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:18