At tonight's City Council meeting (9/12/2016), our council is expected to agree to the contract awarding Pond & Company to complete a 5-year update to our 2011 Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The RFP was issued earlier this summer with only two companies responding.
To review the RFP and scope of deliverables, please click HERE.
Unlike the 100% from scratch plan that was produced to great detail by Arcadis, the scope of the work is relatively small & focused.
To save you from downloading and reading the PDF, here is the Scope of Work:
2.1. Compile and review accident data for the last five years for the purpose of updating Table 8 and Map 11 in the 2011 plan.
2.2. Provide additional analysis and proof of concept for the following existing projects:
a. Womack at Vermack Intersection Improvement
- Provide updated level of service and delay information for the current traffic conditions.
- Provide a discussion of pedestrian safety at roundabouts and recommend additional treatments that could be considered to enhance pedestrian safety.
- Provide recommendations to address concerns with how the proposed roundabout interacts with the high school driveways and internal circulation on the school property.
b. Mount Vernon Center Turn Lane
- Compile accident history and obtain turning movement counts at each of the nonsignalized intersections on Mount Vernon Road. Determine left turn lane warrants based on the GDOT Driveway Manual at each of these intersections.
- Present the data in an easily interpretable graphical format including a conceptual layout for the corridor with the left turn lane and necessary tapers at each of the intersections where a left turn lane is warranted based on accident history or turn volume. For this scenario quantify the area of additional right of way that would be needed. Bike lanes must also be shown in this graphic.
- Present examples of context sensitive 3-lane roadways in residential areas.
- Recommend locations for mid-block pedestrian refuge crossings with the 3-lane section.
2.3 Obtain traffic counts and evaluate the safety and operations at the following intersections
for possible additions to the project list:
- Womack Road at Chamblee Dunwoody Road
- Tilly Mill Road at Peeler Road
- Winters Chapel Road at Dunwoody Club Drive
- Meadow Lane Road at Ashford Dunwoody Road (lengthen eastbound left turn lane)
- Meadow Lane Road at Ridgeview Road (add an eastbound left turn lane)
2.4. Update the Bicycle Recommendations and Projects
- Revise the bicycle network recommendations to provide a connected network that incorporates the city’s existing bike lanes.
- Develop priority levels for new bike lanes based on the bicycle suitability of the existing roadway and closing gaps in the existing network
- Update the multi-use path network map and meet with surrounding jurisdictions to coordinate regional connections
2.5 Incorporate projects from the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and the city’s sidewalk improvement plan into the project list.
2.6. Public Involvement- A public information open house will be held to present the updated
recommendations and gather community input. The consultant shall be responsible for preparing information and displays for the meeting, staffing the meeting with knowledgeable staff and providing written responses to comments received. The consultant shall also provide a briefing at a city council meeting at the time the plan is presented for adoption by the council.
2.7. Deliverables- It is anticipated that the five year update will be an addendum to the original plan. The consultant shall summarize the findings and recommendations in a brief written report that includes a prioritized project list with estimated costs and updated maps and graphics. A summary of the public involvement shall be included as an appendix to the report.
Now here's my feedback and questions I sent today to our Public Works Director:
A lot has happened with thought leadership in the transportation planning world in the past 5-6 years since we authored our current transportation plan. And it would be great if this paradigm shift could be reflected in our updated plan.