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Bicycle Master Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan was completed and adopted by City Council in September of 2011. The Plan is the result of a 12-month planning process that was led by Alta Planning + Design and a City Council appointed Planning Advisory Committee. Staff from the city’s Parks & Recreation Department, Traffic Engineering Division, Law Enforcement, Planning Department, Transit as well as the Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study served in a critical advisory role during the project. There was extensive public participation and input throughout the process that guided the project’s development. The Plan presents a framework to help strategize the expansion of the existing bikeway network, complete network gaps, and provide greater transportation connectivity while educating and encouraging bicycling throughout the City of Greenville. This Plan will serve the City of Greenville and the general public as a resource for improving the safety of Greenville’s streets and mobility options for residents and visitors of Greenville.

The Plan takes a comprehensive approach to the Six E’s of a Bicycle Friendly Community – Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation, and Equity. It envisions a bicycling environment in year 2020 that takes a holistic approach to the Six E’s of a Bicycle Friendly Community. The following are the Plan’s vision statements for each of the E’s. Specific action-oriented goals and objectives are included in the Plan for each E.

  1. Engineering: An inviting network of bicycling facilities for cyclists of all ages and abilities and destinations that support bicycling
  2. Education: Community understanding and respect for the roles and responsibilities of cyclists
  3. Encouragement: Increased bicycle ridership and support for a strong bicycle advocacy community and bicycle culture
  4. Enforcement: A safer environment for cyclists and other transport modes
  5. Evaluation & Planning: Institutional support and collaboration for bicycling
  6. Equity: A community that serves a diverse population and provides for the needs of those who ride out of necessity, as well as those who choose to cycle
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Bicycle Master Plan Documents by Chapter
Table of Contents
Adoption Resolution and Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1. Vision of the Plan
1.2. Becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community
1.3. Bicycle Master Plan Process
1.4. Setting and Study Area
1.5. Benefits of Bicycling
1.6. Overview of the Plan

Chapter 2: Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Policies
2.1. Vision
2.2. Goals and Objectives
2.3. Existing City Goals and Policies

Chapter 3: Existing Conditions
3.1. Existing Bicycle Facilities and Programs
3.2. Existing Bicycling Conditions

Chapter 4: Needs Analysis
4.1. Bicycle Count
4.2. Bicycle Collision and Safety Analysis
4.3. Current and Future Bicycle Demand
4.4. Community Identified Needs

Chapter 5: Non-Infrastructure Recommendations
5.1. Existing Program Resources
5.2. Program Recommendations
5.3. Policy Recommendations

Chapter 6: Design Guidelines
6.1. The Bicycle as a Design Consideration
6.2. Routine Accommodation of Bicyclists (Complete Streets)
  • On-Street Facility Design Guidelines
  • On Street Bikeway Continuum
  • Shared Roadways
  • Bike Lanes
  • Separated Bikeways
  • Bicycle Boulevards/"Neighborhood Greenways"
  • General Intersection Design Guidelines
  • Bicycle Parking
Chapter 7: Proposed Network Improvements
7.1. Network Improvements
Chapter 8: Project Prioritization
     and Implementation
8.1 Infrastructure Improvement Prioritization
8.2 Infrastructure Improvement Cost Options
8.3 Bicycle Facility Maintenance
8.4 Bikeway Maintenance Policy Recommendations
8.5 Non Infrastructure Improvement Prioritization
8.6 Non Infrastructure Improvement Implementation

Appendix A: Summary of Existing Plans

Appendix B: Bicycle Friendly Community
     Action Plan
B.1. Overview
B.2. The Five E’s
B.3. Next Steps

Appendix C: Public Outreach Summary
C.1. Advisory Committee
C.2. Stakeholder Interviews
C.3. Online Survey
C.4. Online Publicity
C.5. Public Workshops
C.6. Project Newsletters

Appendix D: Funding
D.1. Federally-Administered Funding
D.2. State-Administered Funding
D.3. Locally-Administered Funding
D.4. Other Sources

Appendix E: Sample and Supporting Documents

Appendix F: Streetplan Results Table

Appendix G: Prioritization and Implementation
     with Cost Estimates
G.1. Infrastructure Improvement Cost Options

Appendix H: Cycle Zone Analysis Tech Memo