SR 26 (University Avenue) Multimodal Emphasis Corridor Study

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SR 26 (University Avenue) Multimodal Emphasis Corridor Study

SR 26 (University Avenue) Multimodal Emphasis Corridor Study

Client: Sprinkle Consulting (Owner: North Central Regional Planning
Location: Gainesville, FL
Size: 2.3 miles (Gale Lemerand Drive to Waldo Road)
Service: Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:
Contact Staff: James P. Sullivan, P.E.
 

The SR 26/University Avenue corridor represents the center, both geographically and culturally, of the Gainesville community. Its role as the primary east-west corridor connecting the University of Florida, downtown Gainesville, and historic eastside neighborhoods means that the community and all of the area’s governmental and transportation jurisdictions are significantly invested in the corridor’s functionality, aesthetics, and overall success. Because of the corridor’s importance to the community and its need to serve a diverse set of users of the transportation system, the Gainesville MTPO and other local transportation agencies have identified it as a roadway that should emphasize multimodal travel and thereby accommodate motor vehicle travel, bicycling, walking, and transit use. While there is abundant opportunity to improve the experience of using all four of these modes, there is a solid foundation of elements on which to build.

Genesis Planners and Engineers supported Sprinkle Consulting with data collection, analysis and reporting to complete a report identifying improvements needed to support safety for all users of the corridor. Specific projects were identified and prioritized to enhance pedestrian travel, transit operations and bicycle traffic. Intersection operational improvements were also recommended to reduce vehicle delays and improve Level of Service. The prioritized projects were recommended to FDOT District Two for inclusion in their five year work program.

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SR 26 (University Avenue) Multimodal Emphasis Corridor Study


Gainesville, FL

Client:

Sprinkle Consulting (Owner: North Central Regional Planning

Location:

Gainesville, FL

Size:

2.3 miles (Gale Lemerand Drive to Waldo Road)

Service

Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:

Engineering
Transportation Planning

Contact Staff:

James P. Sullivan, P.E.

SR 26 (University Avenue) Multimodal Emphasis Corridor Study

The SR 26/University Avenue corridor represents the center, both geographically and culturally, of the Gainesville community. Its role as the primary east-west corridor connecting the University of Florida, downtown Gainesville, and historic eastside neighborhoods means that the community and all of the area’s governmental and transportation jurisdictions are significantly invested in the corridor’s functionality, aesthetics, and overall success. Because of the corridor’s importance to the community and its need to serve a diverse set of users of the transportation system, the Gainesville MTPO and other local transportation agencies have identified it as a roadway that should emphasize multimodal travel and thereby accommodate motor vehicle travel, bicycling, walking, and transit use. While there is abundant opportunity to improve the experience of using all four of these modes, there is a solid foundation of elements on which to build.

Genesis Planners and Engineers supported Sprinkle Consulting with data collection, analysis and reporting to complete a report identifying improvements needed to support safety for all users of the corridor. Specific projects were identified and prioritized to enhance pedestrian travel, transit operations and bicycle traffic. Intersection operational improvements were also recommended to reduce vehicle delays and improve Level of Service. The prioritized projects were recommended to FDOT District Two for inclusion in their five year work program.