Woodhaven Complete Streets Study

Woodhaven Complete Streets Study Area Ma
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Project Goals

  • To improve pedestrian safety and connectivity between residential areas, commercial developments, and surrounding trail systems on Floyd Avenue

  • To identify improvements for Park Drive such as sidewalks and to improve drainage for adjacent driveways

  • To identify alternatives to improve traffic conditions and driver safety

  • To develop concepts that minimize impacts to adjacent property owners

  • To incorporate environmentally friendly green infrastructure

Project Description

The purpose of the Woodhaven Area Complete Streets Study is to evaluate the existing conditions within the Study Area, illustrated left, and identify mobility and safety needs while developing alternative “Complete Streets” design concepts to create a more safe and efficient transportation system that takes into consideration the needs of all travelers, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists. 
 

This project is an extension of the Rethink Woodhaven Revitalization Plan, which was adopted by the Rome Common Council in 2018.

Project Background

Outlined as physical action items within the Rethink Woodhaven Revitalization Plan, the actions directly related to this study included assessing road conditions, including an assessment for an Ellsworth Road connection, creating an entry road, creating trail connections, and implementing wayfinding.

 

This study progresses the revitalization plan and readies the community for transportation enhancements to better the quality of life of existing residents and potential new residents who view connectivity as a vital component to a healthy neighborhood and community.

 

Complete Street are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road. They are roadways designed to enable safe, attractive and comfortable access and travel for all users of all ages and abilities, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation users.

 

The main concept of Complete Streets designs are to make it easy to cross the street, walk to shopping areas, and bicycle to work, by redefining the roadway, providing safe street crossings, shortening crossing distance, and slowing travel speeds.

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