Purpose of Improvements
This is a high priority connection to create an alternative north-south route to the internal Kenan Path network.
- This roadway is a combination roadway and parking lot with speed humps.
- There are continuous sidewalks, but they are narrow and not always in the most direct line of travel for use by pedestrians or bicyclists.
- There are no bicycle accommodations.
- The roadway is maintained by UNC-CH.
Short-Term Recommendation Options
Stripe a 6-foot wide northbound bicycle climbing lane within the existing 26- to 28-foot drive aisle of the roadway. Add centerline markings, creating two 11 foot travel lanes, and place shared lane markings in the center of the southbound curb lane with BICYCLES MAY USE FULL LANE signs. Reconfigure parking to require reverse-angle parking marked at 60-90 degree angle to roadway to improve sight lines and safety.
Primary Implementation Challenges: none
Stripe bicycle lanes in both directions by modifying the 90 degree angle parking to 60 degree angle parking to create space for the bicycle lanes.
Primary Implementation Challenges: Changing to and enforcement of reverse-angle parking.
Probable Construction Cost: $65,600
Long-Term Recommendation Options
Construct a 12-foot-wide two-way cycle track on the west side of the roadway by converting both sides of angle parking to parallel parking.
Primary Implementation Challenges: removal of parking required to convert from angle to parallel.
Probable Construction Cost: $763,640
Shared Use Path
Construct a 16-foot-wide shared use path on the east or west side of the roadway by converting one side of angle parking to parallel parking and reconstructing existing sidewalk.
Primary Implementation Challenges: removal of parking required to convert from angle to parallel
Probable Construction Cost: $550,840