How Local Motion Can Help
Local Motion is your resource for bike-ped planning, transportation project review, community bikeability assessments, walk-bike policy development, and more. We can help you improve paving plans and other municipal projects so they work for people walking and biking, identify issues and opportunities for walk-bike improvements and connections, build a local bike and pedestrian group, or launch a walk-bike safety outreach program. Read on for more details on what we can do together!
Local Motion can assist and mentor your community with setting up a local walk-bike advisory committee. Much like a town energy committee, a walk-bike committee plays a key role in raising awareness about walking and biking, prioritizing walk/bike issues and projects for local decision-makers, and engaging community groups and other interested citizens in promoting positive change.
Pop-ups and pilots are all ways of temporarily demonstrating the value of a walk-bike project in your community without having to commit to it long term. Pilots typically last for at least one year and pop-ups for a shorter amount of time, typically a week or less. Both use low cost, non-permanent materials such as planters, flexible bollards, spray chalk and cones to temporarily reconfigure the street. Survey and observational data can be collected before and after the demonstration to help decision-makers understand project benefits and impacts.
Typical projects where pilots or pop-ups are used are:
- Curb extensions
- Traffic calming
- 4-to-3 lane reconfiguration (aka "road diet")
- Pedestrian refuges/crossings
- Bike lanes (protected, buffered, conventional)
- Bike boxes