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Focus Area: Transportation FY2010/11
Initiative Measure Target Prior Year

TRAN.1 Continue implementing Centers, Corridors, and Wedges Growth Framework

A. Percent of residential and office developments located within centers and corridors

A-1 Minimum of 40% of new housing unit permits and 70% of new multi-family unit permits in the city located within the centers and corridors

A-2 Minimum of 75% of new office development square footage and 75% of new employment occurring in the centers and corridors


TRAN.2 Collaborate with local and regional partners on land use, transportation, and air quality to enhance environmental quality and promote long-term regional sustainability

A. Annual hours of congestion per traveler, as measured by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) for the Charlotte Urban Area compared to top 25 cities (CDOT) A. Percentage change in annual hours of delay per traveler in Charlotte will be less than the five year average percent change for the top 25 cities in the nation (CDOT)  
  B. Increase in the percent of City population within 1/4 mile of parks, schools, shopping, and transit greater than the 2004 (baseline) (CDOT) B-1 Increase in the percentage within 1/4 mile of parks above 16.9% (15.5%)

B-2 Increase in the percentage within 1/4 mile of schools above 13% (12.9%)

B-3 Increase in the percentage within 1/4 mile of shopping above 45.6% (51.6%)

B-4 Increase in the percentage within 1/4 mile of transit above 63.5% (57.0%)

  C. Working with MUMPO, the City will conduct a study to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various Metropolitan Planning Organization structures used across the country (CODT) C. Complete study by June 2010 (CDOT)  
TRAN.3 Prioritize, design, construct, and maintain convenient and efficient transportation facilities to improve  safety, neighborhood livability, promote transportation choices, and meet land use objectives, and make progress on a plan to reach a pavement survey rating of 90 over five years. A. Improve the pavement condition survey rating over the previous survey 2008 Survey: 82.0
2006 Survey: 86.0
  B. Accelerate and implement the 2030 Corridor System Plan as conditions allow B-1 Update the financial plan and implementation schedule by December 31, 2009 (CATS)

B-2 Complete a LYNX Purple Line (North Corridor) Implementation Plan by December 31, 2009 (CATS)

B-3 Develop a Streetcar Implementation Plan based upon the Economic Development Study recommendations and Council direction by May 31, 2009 that seeks and pursues any and all state, federal and private sources of funding (CATS)

B-4 Complete the LYNX Blue Line Extension's Draft Environmental Impact Statement and 30% design by June 30, 2010 (CATS)

  C. Achieve five of six targets supporting this initiative: C-1 In light of the current economic environment, grow or maintain transit ridership (CATS)

C-2 Complete a minimum of 10 miles each of new sidewalk and new bikeways annually (CDOT)

C-3 90% of transportation bond road projects completed or forecast to be completed on schedule (CDOT)

C-4 Decrease in vehicular accidents per miles traveled and decrease in pedestrian bicycle accidents per capita (CDOT)

C-5 Maintain a citywide annual average intersection crash rate less than two crashes per million entering vehicles. (CDOT)

C-6 Establish baseline to track increase in bicycle usage over previous year

- 17.4% increase

- 6.65 miles of sidewalk
- 9.7 miles of bikeways

- vehicular accidents 10.9% increase
- pedestrian accidents 2.0% decrease
- bicycle accidents 17.3% increase

- 1.8 crashes per million

  D. Continue to implement the Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG) D-1 Continue to apply the USDG to 100% of Area Plan and CIP projects

D-2 Staff to recommend, for Council's consideration, a set of amendments to the City Code based on the USDG by January 2010.

  E. Implement clear lines of authority to the Planning director for determining the application of USDG in the development review/ rezoning process E. Issue guidelines and process for resolving issues related to the application of the USDG in the development review/ rezoning process by September 30, 2009 (Planning)  
TRAN.4 Communicate land use and transportation objectives as outlined in the Transportation Action Plan A. Complete and present annual Transportation Action Plan Status Report to the City Council (CDOT) A. January 2010  
  B. The City will continue to implement a multifaceted and multi-departmental communications and public outreach plan that explains the City's transportation plans and growth strategy, The communications plan will include specific tools and measurable outputs to determine the community's understanding of the City's transportation plans, priorities and growth strategy. (CDOT) B-1 Include updated information on the City's website and to reflect the City's land use and transportation strategy by December 2009 (Engineering)

B-2 The City will conduct an annual survey, to benchmark existing community awareness of the City's transportation plans and growth strategy by December 2009 (CDOT)

B-3 The City will work with its regional partners to update the MUMPO 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan by March 2010 (Planning)

  C. Determine how satisfied customers are with the quality of CATS' services C. 85% of customers rate CATS quality of service as "good to excellent."  
TRAN.5 Seek financial resources, external grants, and funding partnerships necessary to implement transportation programs and services A. Prepare a legislative agenda to fund the Transportation Action Plan by seeking additional revenue sources and by ensuring that Charlotte receives increased funding for planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining multi-modal transportation facilities and services A. December 2009  
  B. City Council, in partner-ship with the County and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, will consider the Transportation Task Force Committee of 21's funding and process recommendations to the legislature as needed to implementation December 2009