Bayside Transportation Master Plan - City of Portland, Maine

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B AYSIDE TRA NSPORTATION M AS T ER P L AN June 10, 2016

BAYSIDE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Introduction.............................................................................................................1

3.0 Identify Issues and Opportunities............................................................29

1.1 Introduction

3.1 Transportation Street Issues and Opportunities

1.2 Study Area / Focus Area

3.2 Pedestrian/Bicycle Issues and Opportunities

1.3 Other Studies and Projects

3.3 Transit Issues and Opportunities 3.4 Land Use Issues and Opportunities

2.0 Define Existing and Planned Context.......................................................4

2.1 Existing Land Use Context

4.0 Describe Future Objective and Purpose and Need...........................37

2.1.1 Introduction 2.1.2 Zoning and Design Standards 2.1.3 Mix and Intensity of Land Uses 2.1.4 The Figure Ground City 2.1.5 A New Vision for Bayside 2.2 Existing Transportation Context. 2.2.1 Street Classification and Function 2.2.2 Daily and Hourly Traffic Volumes 2.2.3 Level of Service 2.2.4 Posted Travel Speeds 2.2.5 Safety 2.2.6 On-street Parking 2.2.7 Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities / Streetscape 2.2.8 Transit Services 2.3 Planned Transportation and Land Use Context 2.3.1 Other Planned Project/Studies

5.0 Alternative Development and Recommendations............................38 5.1 Marginal Way Focus Area

5.1.1 Alternative Development 5.1.2 Recommended Concept 5.1.3 Traffic Modeling

6.0 Public Outreach Process..............................................................................85

BAYSIDE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN SECTION ONE – INTRODUCTION

1.1 INTRODUCTION The Bayside area has been a major focus area for redevelopment plans in the Portland peninsula, and planning efforts have been part of reshaping this area. Beginning with A New Vision for Bayside in 2000, implementation of the Bayside Trail, Chestnut Street Extension, and continuing with the re-extension of Somerset Street, with potential changes to Franklin Street. Land uses in Bayside can be described as mixed-use, and current dominant uses include regional scale retail (grocery), a gym, banking, automotive services, regional scale medical offices, and mid-rise residential. The City’s Public Works offices and yards are also located in the study area. The study area (Figure 1-2) also includes residential neighborhoods. Two such distinct areas are the neighborhoods to the north of and along Cumberland Avenue, and along and to the west of Washington Avenue. The Bayside Transportation Master Plan is designed to be an integrated multi-modal and land use initiative, examining pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and transit access; connectivity, land use and urban form, guided by the City’s and MaineDOT’s Complete Streets Policy (Figure 1-1). Portland Complete Street Project Development Process Intensity: H/M/L Residential Office Retail Industrial Streetscape Setbacks

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2 Define the Land Use Context

3 Goals and Objectives

DecisionMaking

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Identify Issues and Opportunities

6 MML/QOS-Based Multi-modal Level/ Quality of Service

Deliberate Trade-Offs Among Alternatives

City of Portland Complete Streets Planning and Design Manual, Draft, 12/15/14 Rev.

Describe Future Objectives

Recommended Alternative

In many respects, the area has not been reviewed recently in a comprehensive fashion, and thus lacks an updated vision where the transportation system can serve existing and future demands and needs of all users—and meet the City’s Complete Streets Policy. A comprehensive system is also important from a development and M