The Department of Public Works and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability also used precedents from cities both nearby (New York City, NY and Montreal, QC) and far away (Portland, OR and Copenhagen, Denmark) where bicycles have an identity on the streets.
The intention of this document is to outline a vision for an interconnected bicycling network, provide a guide for implementation and appropriate treatments in the Syracuse climate, educate the public about the benefits of bicycling as a mode of travel, and overall make Syracuse a “cycle city.”
Below are various sections of the Syracuse Bike Plan. For ease of access, this plan is available as a single PDF download, as well as discrete chapters for individuals with specific interests.
The Bike Plan is currently under review by the Syracuse Planning Commission. There will be a public meeting on Monday, December 10th at 6PM at the City Hall Common Council Chambers regarding this document and other planning documents. After adoption by the Planning Commission, this document will be approved as official policy by the Syracuse Common Council.
This section contains the raw data (both quantitative and qualitative) and summary maps from which we built our analysis. The SMTC Bicycle Network Appropriateness Matrix was used as a template, and the data is broken into three general sections: Safety, Connectivity, and Design. The final composite maps are located in this section, with a complete set of inventory maps in Appendix A.
The Tool Kit section explores a variety of designs and infrastructure changes needed to build a cycle city. This section is divided into Pathways (the network of lanes), and Parking (highlighting appropriate types of racks and lockers for bicycles).
Chaper 4: Neighborhood Recommendations
This section contains general recommendations for the City of Syracuse bike network as well as corridor-specific recommendations. The corridor-specific recommendations are divided by each of the eight TNT sections, and are viewable individually below. Recommendations are broken out by short-term to long-term priorities given their ranking and context within a connected bicycle network.
Public Presentation Two – Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – 8:30 A.M. City Hall Commons Sustainability Showcase. At this meeting, preliminary designs were created to elicit general discussion about possible treatments. These designs were not included in the final plan, but remain available below.