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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE SPRING 2015 | RETHINKING BURNET WOODS CINCINNATI, OHIO Jake Henderson | Stephanie Godsey | Nicole Dibble


SPRING 2015 | RETHINKING BURNET WOODS

CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE TABLE OF CONTENTS

MISSION STATEMENT/ LOCATION MAP.........................................3 EXISTING STREET TYPOLOGY............................................................4 PARKING ANALYSIS...............................................................................5 WALKABILITY/ CONNECTIVITY ANALYSIS.....................................7 STREET SHED ANALYSIS......................................................................9 DESIGN CRITERIA...................................................................................10 DESIGN PROCESS...................................................................................13 PROPOSED STREET SECTION.............................................................14 STREETSCAPE MASTER PLAN.............................................................15 STREET SECTIONS...................................................................................16 STREET-LEVEL RENDERING..................................................................17

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE MISSION STATEMENT

Clifton Avenue acts as a physical barrier to Burnet Woods, the university, and surrounding neighborhoods. Our mission is to use the principles of balance, safety, and eco-design to improve Clifton Avenue and blend the natural and built environments. This streetscape proposal transforms the street from an automobile dominated corridor into a multi-modal public space that is self-sustaining and manages the street’s stormwater runoff through green infrastructure design. A sense of comfort is created using traffic calming design - slowing down motorist and creating a pleasant streetscape experience for all users.

LOCATION MAP

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CLIFTON AVENUE ANALYSIS CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE SECTION A: 92' WIDE (72' WIDE STREET) SPRING 2015 | RETHINKING BURNET WOODS

STREET TYPOLOGY ANALYSIS CLIFTON AVENUE ANALYSIS

The existing street typology of Clifton Avenue wasTYPOLOGY analyzed to determine the percentage of space dedicated CLIFTON AVENUE STREET and cyclist. Analysis showed exactly how automobile oriented Clifton Avenue is. As well as the need to create dedicated space for cyclists.

SECTION A: 92' WIDE (72' WIDE STREET) motorists, to each type of user - pedestrians,

CLIFTON AVENUE STREET TYPOLOGY

EXISTING STREET SECTION

BURNET WOODS

BIBLIO CAD BIBLIO CAD

27' SETBACK

5' SIDEWALK

5' 8.5' 27'PARKING LANE BUFFER

SETBACK

11' TRAVEL LANE

11' 5' TRAVEL LANE

5' SIDEWALK

BUFFER

11'

8.5' TURNING LANE PARKING LANE

11' 11' TRAVEL LANE

TRAVEL LANE

11' TRAVEL LANE

8.5'

11' PARKING LANE TRAVEL LANE

5' 5' 11' BUFFER SIDEWALK

TURNING LANE

11' TRAVEL LANE

10' PEDESTRIAN SPACE

92’ WIDE

92’ WIDE

CLIFTON AVENUE STREET TYPOLOGY

Y % OF STREET

ZONES

KEY PEDESTRIAN ZONE

10.9%

GREEN ZONE (BUFFER)

% OF STREET

ZONES 10.9%

BICYCLE ZONE 0%

GREEN ZONE (BUFFER) 10.9%

18.4%

PARKING ZONE

EXISTING STREET SECTIONS: SECTION A 10.9% PEDESTRIAN ZONE 59.8% CAR & SHARED TRAVEL ZONE

Scale: 1" = 10'-0"

BICYCLE ZONE

GREEN ZONE 0% (BUFFER)

10.9%

PARKING ZONE

18.4%

PEDESTRIAN ZONE 10.9%

EXISTING STREET SECTIONS: SECTION A 59.8% CAR & SHARED TRAVEL ZONE Scale: 1" = 10'-0"

BICYCLE ZONE

0%

CAR TRAVEL ZONE 59.8%

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PARKING ZONE 18.4%

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE PARKING ANALYSIS

A parking analysis was done to map out the location of parking meters and off-street parking lots along the Clifton corridor.

CLIFTON CORRIDOR PARKING ANALYSIS LUDLO W

AVE

H AVE

YT DIXM

CLIFTON A VE

CLIFTON LOOKING NORTH (EAST SIDE OF STREET)

CLIFTON CROSSWALK NEAR HEBREW UNION COLLEGE (EAST SIDE OF STREET)

MLK DR. W CLIFTON LOOKING SOUTH UN-METERED PARKING SPACES (EAST SIDE OF STREET)

CLIFTON LOOKING NORTH UN-METERED PARKING SPACES (EAST SIDE OF STREET)

METERED PARKING CONTOURS

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE PARKING ANALYSIS LUDLO W

AVE

VE YTH A

CLIFTON A VE

DIXM

A heat map was created documenting the most desirable places to park along the corridor. Parking utilization was highest along the east side of the corridor, along the University of Cincinnati, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. W, and approaching the Ludlow Business District. Parking along the entire west side of Clifton Avenue, especially the street side along the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Hebrew Union College had a very low parking utilization rate. The table below shows the number of occupied and unoccupied parking meters for 3 different days. Yielding an average marking meter utilization rate of 54%. This data concludes that roughly half of Clifton’s metered street parking spaces are utilized on average.

MLK DR. W

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE

WALKABILITY & CONNECTIVITY ANALYSIS An analysis of the block sizes, number of crosswalks, the length between crosswalks, and proximity to businesses and institutions was used to measure the corridor’s walkability and connectivity.

307’

272’

820’

940’ 190’

767’

2040’

1908’

1300’

274’

554’ 517’

870’ 1168’ 2408’

550’

580’

600’ 214’

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE

WALKABILITY & CONNECTIVITY ANALYSIS Analysis concluded to show that Clifton Avenue is a major connection between Burnet Woods, the Ludlow Business District, the Calhoun St./ W. McMillan mixed-use corridor, major institutions such as the University of Cincinnati, the Deasoness Hospital, Hughes High School, Hebrew Union College, and the Good Samaritan Hospital.

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE STREET SHED ANALYSIS

An analysis of the corridors street shed was used to visualize the amount of set back space - the space between the street and building facades. Street shed has a direct wwwwww to the streetscape experience and how all users perceive the street. Clifton Avenue has a very large street shed, disconnecting the street from the surrounding buildings and other activity. Large set backs act as barriers from building activity and street activity- as well as create an uninviting walking experience. Our proposal for Clifton Avenue aims to create a safe, walkable environment.

AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY

STREET SHED ZONE

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE DESIGN CRITERIA 1: BALANCE

Creating balance on Clifton Avenue to accommodate all forms of transportation; including automobiles, pedestrians, and cyclists. The proposed design utilizes widened sidewalks, bike lanes, two lanes of traffic in each direction, and a parking lane.

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Balance Case Study: Indianapolis Cultural Trail, IN

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE DESIGN CRITERIA 2: SAFETY

Creating a safe environment for all modes of transportation is extremely important. The proposed design utilizes traffic calming infrastructure to slow down motorist. This includes a raised median, slim car lanes, curb extensions, brick crosswalks, and widened buffer space between all users.

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Curb Extensions: NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE DESIGN CRITERIA 3: ECO-DESIGN

Creating a safe environment for all modes of transportation is extremely important. The proposed design utilizes traffic calming infrastructure to slow down motorist. This includes a raised median, slim car lanes, curb extensions, brick crosswalks, and widened buffer space between all users.

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Eco Design Case Study: Tennessee State Assembly Plaza, Nashville, TN

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS TRAFFIC CALM

“CREATE A STREET THAT FEELS COMFORTABLE FOR ALL USERS”

HYDROLOGY

“CREATE A STREET THAT IS SELF - SUSTAINING”

CONNECTIVITY

“CREATE A STREET THAT CONNECTS THE BUILT AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT” Jake Henderson | Stephanie Godsey | Nicole Dibble

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE EXISTING STREET SECTION

The existing condition for Clifton Ave. consists of a turning lane and 4 travel lanes flanked by a parking lane on either side. At its existing condition, Clifton Ave. sidewalks are 5’ wide with a 5’ utility/ tree zone.

PROPOSED STREET SECTION Our proposal for Clifton Ave. includes widened sidewalks, contra-flow bike lanes, green infrastructure, a median, parking along the east side of the street, and streetscape improvements - brick pavers, historic street lamps and fencing. The final design was selected as the best choice through a design analysis and rating process.

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CLIFTON AVENUE STR Stephanie Godsey | Nicole Dibble | Jake Henderson

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE

MASTER PLAN

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T s n a

The Clifton Avenue Streetscape Master Plan incorporates our long term vision for the corridor. With current development trends in the surrounding neighborhoods, we anticipate new mixed-use development in addition to our multi-modal streetscape plan.

MASTER PLAN

LUDLOW INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT

LUDLO W AVE.

The Clifton Avenue Streetscape Master Plan incorporates our long term vision for the corridor. With current development trends in the surrounding neighborhoods, we anticipate new mixed-use development in addition to our multi-modal streetscape plan.

DIGGS PLAZA STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA

HOWELL AVE.

CLIFTON PLAZA SITE DESIGN The intention behind creating a plaza crosswalk in the middle of Clifton Ave. is to create much needed public space along the Clifton corridor, while creating a crosswalk that diverts motorist traffic naturally, without the need for a traffic signal. A brick paved crosswalk, speed tables, and forced diversion around the plaza space achieve the design intention, as well as creating an aesthetic gateway to the proposed restaurant.

STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA

TERRACE AVE. BURNET WOODS GATEWAY PROPOSED ROAD REALIGNMENT

PROPOSED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

C

VE. TH A

BURNET WOODS DR.

Y

DIXM

P

A

R

CURRENT BURNET WOODS DR. LOCATION PLAZA GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

A B

B

PROPOSED RESTAURANT

R p

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE

CLIFTON AVE.

BURNET WOODS

8’ SIDEWALKS 6’ BIKE LANES 5’ TREE ZONE PROPOSED MEDIAN

NEW ROAD

D

C

PROPOSED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT OPEN SPACE

R

LK

M

MLK INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT

.W DR

LEGEND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS/ GATEWAYS

LEGEND BIKE LANES

INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS/ GATEWAYS ROADWAY BIKE LANES STORMWATER TREATMENT INFRASTRUCTURE ROADWAY STORMWATER TREATMENT INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE OPEN SPACE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED RESTAURANT PROPOSED RESTAURANT

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE

A. CLIFTON PLAZA STREET SECTION

B. ACCESS ROAD STREET SECTION

C. DIXMYTH REALIGNMENT STREET SECTION

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CLIFTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE EXISTING

PROPOSED

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Clifton ave streetscape report spring 2015 compressed