West Tennessee Street Transit Corridor Study

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West Tennessee Street Transit Corridor Study

West Tennessee Street Transit Corridor Study

Client: City of Tallahassee
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Size: 2.5 mile study area 6 lane corridor
Service: Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Mark T. Llewellyn Sr., P.E.
 

The West Tennessee Street (US 90 / SR 10) corridor demarcates a boundary of the Florida State University campus and has been an area characterized historically by both significant traffic volumes and pedestrian activity. Following traffic-related incidents involving FSU students crossing West Tennessee Street between Dewey and Copeland Streets, the FSU Office of the Vice President and the Student Affairs Office requested the City of Tallahassee to address safety issues associated with vehicle and pedestrian conflicts in this area. The Long Range Community Based Planning Target Issue Committee directed staff to address this issue by developing short-term, intermediate and long-term solutions to enhance pedestrian safety within the corridor.

The City of Tallahassee retained Genesis to evaluate and identify solutions to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and other corridor users. Currently, West Tennessee Street, in the study area corridor, is a six (6) lane urban section between Ocala Road and Monroe Street. As a part of this effort, potential benefits and impacts of modifying the typical cross section of Tennessee Street were examined to include the evaluation of transit lanes in place of the two (2) existing outside lanes along the specified section to address the intermediate solution, as well as a long-term solution that includes a center lane for transit and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities. In addition, a multi-modal level of service analysis was conducted to evaluate how the proposed changes would enhance mobility in the heart of the City’s Multi-Modal Transportation District (MMTD).

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West Tennessee Street Transit Corridor Study


Tallahassee, FL

Client:

City of Tallahassee

Location:

Tallahassee, FL

Size:

2.5 mile study area 6 lane corridor

Service

Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:

Traffic Engineering Study
Transportation/Traffic Impact Analysis

West Tennessee Street Transit Corridor Study

The West Tennessee Street (US 90 / SR 10) corridor demarcates a boundary of the Florida State University campus and has been an area characterized historically by both significant traffic volumes and pedestrian activity. Following traffic-related incidents involving FSU students crossing West Tennessee Street between Dewey and Copeland Streets, the FSU Office of the Vice President and the Student Affairs Office requested the City of Tallahassee to address safety issues associated with vehicle and pedestrian conflicts in this area. The Long Range Community Based Planning Target Issue Committee directed staff to address this issue by developing short-term, intermediate and long-term solutions to enhance pedestrian safety within the corridor.

The City of Tallahassee retained Genesis to evaluate and identify solutions to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and other corridor users. Currently, West Tennessee Street, in the study area corridor, is a six (6) lane urban section between Ocala Road and Monroe Street. As a part of this effort, potential benefits and impacts of modifying the typical cross section of Tennessee Street were examined to include the evaluation of transit lanes in place of the two (2) existing outside lanes along the specified section to address the intermediate solution, as well as a long-term solution that includes a center lane for transit and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities. In addition, a multi-modal level of service analysis was conducted to evaluate how the proposed changes would enhance mobility in the heart of the City’s Multi-Modal Transportation District (MMTD).