TJKM developed the Seaside 2040 General Plan Mobility Element – a comprehensive Mobility Element for the City of Seaside incorporating complete street design guidelines, an update to the Seaside Bikeway Network Plan, and pedestrian improvement priorities. TJKM also conducted travel demand modeling and prepared the Year 2040 transportation analysis. TJKM worked closely with the community during a comprehensive public outreach process. The result is a new citywide mobility plan that places a much greater emphasis on multimodal transportation, and updated goals and policies. Key deliverables included:
- Updates to Complete Streets polices and design guidelines, including specifications for narrower lane widths, reduced crossing distances, buffered bicycle lanes, and incorporation of NACTO Guidelines
- Changes to the City’s functional street classifications to account for non-motorized travel and land use context, and identification of transit-priority corridors
- Adoption of pedestrian priority focus areas to provide strategic improvements including gap closures and pedestrian crossing improvements
- Comprehensive update to the Seaside Bikeway Network Plan that fully integrates the bikeway network into the overall street network plan, and provides a mix of Class II bicycle lanes and Class IV separated bikeways on each of the City’s primary streets, bicycle boulevards within neighborhoods to enhance school access and community connections, and Class I multi-use paths on specific corridors
TJKM presented the citywide complete streets and bikeway network plan at community workshops, General Plan Task Force (advisory committee) meetings, and Planning Commission/City Council study sessions. TJKM worked closely with the Seaside General Plan team and stakeholders and received very positive input from city staff, stakeholders, and members of the City Planning Commission and City Council. The greater emphasis on bicycling led the City to include a goal aiming for eventual certification as a bicycle-friendly city.