Transportation Services Mobility Master Plan
Texas A&M University is embarking on a new mobility future, one that is rooted in fewer single-occupant vehicles traveling to and around campus, one that prioritizes walking, bicycling, and public transportation as essential means of connecting around campus, and one that promotes safety, congestion mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and the unique character and quality of life of Texas A&M University.
This new mobility future will include parking on the fringes of campus, a reliance on connected and convenient mobility options, and complete streets that enable safe, convenient, and low-stress access for users of all modes, ages, and abilities. The University wishes to promote the perception of travel safety and comfort among its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. A multimodal transportation system that users continually perceive as safe, comfortable, and convenient is critical in the use of alternate modes and the adoption of behavior change.
Guided by the recent Campus Master Plan, Sustainability Master Plan, and other planning efforts, the Transportation Mobility Plan charts the workplan for Texas A&M University Transportation Services for this new mobility future. This Plan details considerations around the implementation of strategies over the next ten years to establish identified mobility goals. The plan focuses on the timing, cost, benchmarks, and key performance indicators for achieving success, with implementation steps meant to build on one another. Foundational steps necessary to be implemented in the 10-year timeframe to set Texas A&M University Transportation Services up for success beyond the ten-year mark have also been identified.
Discovery and Diagnosis: In the first phase, we have developed an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the mobility and parking system at Texas A&M.
Scenario and Future Planning: In the second phase, we projected future needs and considered alternate scenarios.
Plan Development and Path Forward: We have developed an Implementation Action Plan, including long-term objectives and low-hanging fruit, based off of the recommendations from Walker Consultants.
Displayed below are our projects identified in the Mobility Master Plan that are underway or have been completed. For more details about these or any other projects identified by Walker Consultants, visit the Mobility Master Plan document.
|Penberthy Crossing at Physical Education Building Near Term|
|27||Raise pedestrian crossing between Lot 100 and Physical Education Building (about 750 sq. ft. of pavement).|
|28||Build connection to sidewalk from Lot 100 (100 feet). Add 4 to 6 trees to demarcate crossing and direct pedestrian traffic from parking lot.|
|29||Add bus shelters and benches on each side of the street to increase passenger comfort and transit service wayfinding.|
|Reed Arena Pedestrian Paths Pause/Signal Study|
|30||Provide direct walking route between Reed Arena and Student Recreation Center. Provide midblock pedestrian crossing (painted crosswalk) across Olsen Blvd. Add pedestrian activated Rapid Flashing Beacon (2) to alert drivers.|
|31||Raise pedestrian crossings on Lot 102, in front of Reed Arena, to continue pedestrian route (2 x 320 sq. ft.). Add pavement texture or different pavement across Lot 104 to continue route to Student Recreation Center (200 feet).|
|Bizzel Street and Polo Road Intersection Completed|
|32||Reduce curve radius at corners to slow down turning vehicles. Add planters (14-18), improved paving and striping to protect pedestrians.|
|33||Extend medians to create a refuge for pedestrians and slow vehicle turn movements (improved paving and striping protected with planters).|
|34||Eliminate southbound left turn lane from Bizzell to Polo—increase size of median (150 feet x 11 feet) to reduce crossing distance of SB lanes for pedestrians.|
|Bizzell Street & Polo Road Intersection In Progress|
|35||Add new striping and signage to demarcate bike lanes along Bizzell Street and continue across Polo Road intersection (about 1,800 feet).|
|36||Add plastic bollards to protect bike lanes from vehicles along Bizzell (200 plastic bollards); add bike ramp on northeast corner to connect lane with bike route through University Drive and College Avenue intersection.|
|Pickard Pass Near Term|
|50||Address blind corner of path going to Recreation Center with channelization of walking and pedestrian paths. Install planters (3-4), plastic bollards (15-20), and painted markings to reinforce separation of modes and safety at blind corner.|
|51||Mark the bike path on pavement at the end of Pickard Pass where it meets the Kyle Field plaza, to provide guidance to cyclists and pedestrians and continuity of bike route to connect with bike lanes on Gene Stallings and Joe Routt Boulevards (about 300 feet).|
|Pickard Pass Completed|
|62||Redesign southern entrance to Lots 47/51 so that drivers can turn right or left onto Bizzell when exiting. Open gap on Bizzell Street median to allow entry and exit of vehicles to/from Lots 47 and 51.|
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