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Contents Introduction..............................................................................................................3 Audubon Elementary School....................................................................................7 Bryant Elementary School...................................................................................... 15 Carver Elementary School.......................................................................................23 Central Alternative High School............................................................................. 31 Eisenhower Elementary School............................................................................. 39 Four Oaks ............................................................................................................... 47 Fulton Elementary School.......................................................................................53 Hempstead High School.........................................................................................61 Holy Ghost Elementary School.............................................................................. 69 Hoover Elementary School.....................................................................................77 Irving Elementary School....................................................................................... 85 Jefferson Middle School........................................................................................ 93 John F. Kennedy Elementary School.....................................................................101 Lincoln Elementary School...................................................................................109 Marshall Elementary School..................................................................................117 Mazzuchelli Middle School................................................................................... 125 Prescott Elementary School................................................................................. 133 Resurrection Elementary School...........................................................................141 Roosevelt Middle School......................................................................................149 Sageville Elementary School................................................................................. 157 Senior High School................................................................................................ 165 St Anthony’s/Our Lady of Guadalupe .................................................................. 173 Elementary School................................................................................................ 173 St. Columbkille Elementary School........................................................................181 Table Mound Elementary School..........................................................................189 Wahlert High School............................................................................................. 197 Washington Middle School...................................................................................205 Project Cost Estimates.......................................................................................... 213

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Acknowledgements Dubuque Safe Routes Steering Committee John Burgart Kris Hall David H. Patton Andy Piper Tom Flogel Steve Cornelius Brian Walsh Terry Tobin Dan Sabers

Dubuque Community Schools Dubuque Community Schools Dubuque community Schools Telegraph Herald Holy Family Catholic Schools Holy Family Catholic Schools Bike Bicycle Club Dubuque Police Dubuque Police

Crenna Brumwell Mike Felderman Anna O’ Shea Kenneth J. Runde Dave Ness Gus Psihoyos Laura Carstens Char Eddy

City Attorney County Engineer County Planning County Sheriff City Engineering City Engineering City Planning Holy Family Parent

Project Contributors Dubuque Schools

Holy Family Catholic Schools

Superintendent Dr. Larie Godinez

Chief Administrator Steven P. Cornelius

Principals Angela Barth Claudette Bees Robert Burke Mark Burns Andrew Ferguson Roy Hansen Lee Kolker Phillip Kramer Dale Lass Dr. Donna Lowen Joe Maloney Chris McCarron Jean McDonald Brenda Mitchell Dianne Muir Mary Jo Pancratz T. J. Potts Cindy Steffens Vicki Sullivan Kim Swift Kathleen Walech Nan Welch

Principals Lori Apel Denise Grant David Gross Kim Hermsen Barbara Roling Don Sisler

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City of Dubuque Police Department Terry Tobbin City Engineer Dave Ness Bill Sickman Planning and Zoning Laura Carsten

Dubuque County Sheriff Kenneth J Runde County Engineer Mike Felderman Planning and Zoning Anna O’Shea

City of Asbury Police Department Eugene Fangman City Administrator Beth Bonz City Hall Gene Blum

Neighborhood Associations Broadway Extended Bluff Street Bob Wild Downtown Jessica Oberbroeckling Grandview Tammy Pfab Hilltop/Ivy League Lynn Sutton Langworthy Keisha Wainwright North End Anna Rinker Point Sandra Plumley South Grandview/Bradley Chris Bode Valley View Jennifer Minders Washington Theresa Caldwell


Introduction The goal of the Safe Routes to School program is to enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school safely. The Dubuque Routes to School Plan seeks to achieve this goal through two objectives. The first objective is to involve a variety of local entities in the planning process. Involving city, county, and school officials in the planning process will ensure that parents, local governments, and the schools are communicating and working together on walking and biking projects. The second objective of the plan is to provide a list of projects for each school that, when implemented, will provide students with safer opportunities to walk and bike to school and encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities. The project list can then be used to guide future investments in walking and biking. The Dubuque Safe Routes to School planning process began in the spring of 2008. In early May ECIA staff invited officials from the City of Dubuque, Dubuque Community School District, and Holy Family Catholic to be a part of the Dubuque SRTS steering committee. The steering committee was responsible for setting the goals and objectives for the planning process, and choosing and prioritizing the projects that would be included in the final plan. The goal of the SRTS planning process was to identify the problems that were preventing students from walking and biking to school safely. Then, based on the list of problems, the steering committee would develop a list of infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that would address each problem. Initial efforts in the SRTS planning process were focused on collecting data using surveys. In September of 2009 staff distributed questionnaires to middle and high school students, and the parents of elementary school students. The surveys served as a means to determine how students were currently getting to school, and which routes they were taking to get there. Once the survey results were compiled staff met with school administrators and neighborhood associations to develop an initial list of projects. The steering committee prioritized the initial list of projects during a series of public workshop meetings, which were held between February and April of 2009. Following its completion, the project list was presented to City engineering staff for final review.

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Summary Reports Staff developed a summary report for each school using the information collected throughout the planning process. The reports include input from parents, neighborhood associations, and school administrators; maps showing waking routes to school and DOT crash data; and the final prioritized list of projects. Summary reports are structured as follows: Parent Surveys - Information collected from the November 2008 parent surveys. Surveys asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. School Administrator Input - A list of problems and solutions that was created by school administrators during the first workshop meeting. Neighborhood Association Input - A list of problems and solutions that was created by neighborhood association members during workshop meeting number two. Project Lists - The final list of projects that was developed based on the workshop meetings and public input sessions. The final summary reports are available for public viewing on the Eastern Iowa Safe Routes website, www.eastiowasaferoutes.org. This document includes the summary reports from all Dubuque public and private schools, and cost estimates for all projects listed in the summary reports.

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Audubon Elementary School

School Location: 605 Lincoln Avenue Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 284 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Red Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Audubon Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps .

Travel Mode to School 91 parents at Audubon Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 32% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by walking (45.65%) or family vehicle (38.04%).

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Travel Time to School 86.96% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 75.00% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A very small percentage, 1.43% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included less traffic, more desirable weather, and a lower traffic speed.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety Education 2. Adult Supervision The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Windsor Ave. and 22nd St. 2. Rhomberg Ave. and Elm St. 3. 21st St. and Elm St. 4. Jackson St. and 24th St. 5. All intersections crossing 22nd St.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. E

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Problem Solution J-walking on 22nd Street, Lincoln, Rhomberg, Windsor • Traffic signals with quick response during school arrival and dismissal times at Rhomberg/Johnson and Lincoln/Windsor Crosswalk

2 No ability to staff patrols at 22nd and Windsor or at • Funding sources to staff at unsupervised corners Johnson and Rhomberg 3 Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Continue to inform/educate students and parents of how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Bicyclists and Pedestrian - lack of awareness and knowledge of how to navigate traffic 4 Speeding traffic on 22nd, Windsor, and Rhomberg

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5 Parking/congestion on Providence Street

• Designated streets near the school as “no parking” or “no parking during school”

6 Potential unseen issues regarding Bee Branch Project

• Ongoing- continue dialogue with city officials regarding impact of Bee Branch Project on traffic flow and patterns

7 “Blind” corners at Lincoln and Windsor due to houses with large shrubs at corner

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Audubon Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Audubon Elementary School. Audubon Infrastructure Reference Number AU1 AU2 AU3 AU4 AU5 AU6 AU7 AU8 AU9* AU10 AU11 AU12 AU13 AU14 AU15 AU16 AU17 AU18 AU19 Policy No Reference Number

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Suggestion Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalk Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalk Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalk No Parking or No Parking during school hours Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Student crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Curb extensions at 2 or more corners Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal High visibility painted crosswalks Curb extensions at 2 or more corners High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal

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Mapping Audubon Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 12.

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Bryant Elementary School

School Location: 1280 Rush Street Dubuque, IA 52003

Present Conditions Number of students: 321 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Orange Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Bryant Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps.

Travel Mode to School 67 parents at Bryant Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 20.87% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (53.73%) or walking (28.36%).

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Travel Time to School 92.54% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 58.21% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 5th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A very small percentage, 1.49% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included available adults, weather, and violence. The major issue brought up by parents was unsafe intersections near the school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety Education 2. Adult Supervision The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Intersection of Bryant and St. Columbkilles 2. Rockdale Rd 3. Grandview Ave 4. Highway 20

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Problem Unsafe intersection: Ramona and Loretta

Solution • Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights to alert drivers to presence of pedestrians during school arrival and dismissal times

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• Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights to alert drivers to presence of pedestrians during school arrival and dismissal times

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• Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights to alert drivers to presence of pedestrians during school arrival and dismissal times

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• Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights to alert drivers to presence of pedestrians during school arrival and dismissal times

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• Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights to alert drivers to presence of pedestrians during school arrival and dismissal times •Redesign intersection using traffic calming measures

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Bryant Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Bryant Elementary School. Bryant Infrastructure Reference Number

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Mapping Bryant Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 20.

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Carver Elementary School Present Conditions Number of students: 435

School Location: 2007 Radford Rd Dubuque, IA 52002

Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Limited Access Red Line • School District Bus Service

Encouragement Programs: Administrators at Carver held a bike helmet drive and giveaway. They also held a Bike Safety program, inviting a representative from the Iowa Health Systems to present their “I Got caught” program which encourages children to “get caught” wearing a helmet. Posters were displayed near the school’s bike rack promoting bike safety. Bicycle safety has been discussed at the school’s site council and ideas for promoting biking and walking to school were solicited from that group.

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Carver Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 131 parents at Carver Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 30.11% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (69.47%) or school bus (12.98%).

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Travel Time to School 81.68% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 27.48% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School

Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 13.51% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included additional crossing guards, safety, traffic amount and traffic speed. The major issue brought up by parents was unsafe intersections near the school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. After school programs 3. Bike paths The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Seippel Rd 2. Radford Rd 3. Spring Green Rd 4. Middle Rd/Pennsylvania Ave

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1

Problem South side of Saratoga Rd

Solution • Addition of pedestrian activated signals • Addition of painted crosswalk • Add flashing school crossing lights during school arrival and dismissal times

2

Unsafe intersection: Asbury and Spring Green

• Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal times • Add pedestrian activated signals • Add flashing school crossing lights during school arrival and dismissal times

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• DCSD and city of Asbury agreement to provide crossing assistance at Asbury and Saratoga Unsafe crossing area: Saratoga and entrance road • Add flashing school crossing lights during school arrival to school and dismissal times • Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal times

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Radford Rd in both Asbury and Dubuque

• Add flashing school crossing lights during school arrival and dismissal times

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Unsafe intersection: Carver and Heacock

• Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal times

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Unsafe intersection: Clay Ridge and Heacock

• Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal times

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• Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal timese

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Lack of sidewalks on Carver Dr.

• Add sidewalks on both sides

10 2 racks full of bikes daily (approx. 75).

• Add a 3rd bike rack

11 Unsafe intersection: Pennsylvania and Embassy • Add a stop light West 12 Heacock - lacks sidewalks • Add sidewalks 13 Unsafe intersection: Radford and Pennsylvania

• Add a stop light

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Carver Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Carver Elementary School. Carver Infrastructure Reference Number CA1 CA2

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Project Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Fully signalized intersection Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Build pedestrian overpass Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Build sidewalks ( y racks that are filled daily with up to 75 Build sidewalks Fully signalized intersection Fully signalized intersection

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Reduce speed limit to 25 mph


Mapping Carver Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Location: Central Alternative High School School 39 Bluff Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001-7608

Present Conditions Number of students: 119 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Orange and Yellow Lines

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 9-12 graders, at Central Alternative High School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 44 students at Central Alternative High School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 40% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school in a family vehicle (31.82%), by carpooling (27.27%) or by walking (18.18%).

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Travel Time to School 38.63% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 6.82% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 45.45% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Monetary rewards 2. Food gift certificates The streets cited most often by students as being unsafe included: 1. Intersection at the top of Loras Blvd

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included distance, time, weather and traffic speed. The major issue brought up by students was security.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Central School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems that were listed by Central administrators; no solutions were suggested.

Table Problem 1 Unsafe Intersection: W 1st and Bluff

Solution

2 Unsafe intersection: W 1st and Locust

3 Unsafe intersection: Hwy 20 and Bluff

4 Unsafe intersection: Hwy 20 and Locust

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Neighborhood Association Input Staff met with the Downtown Neighborhood Association members discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by the Downtown Neighborhood Association members.

Problem

Solution

1 Unsafe intersection: W 3rd and Bluff

• Addition of painted crosswalk

2 Miracle Car Wash on Locust – icy sidewalks

• Improve snow removal

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Central Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Central High School.

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Suggestion High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalks High visibility painted crosswalks

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Suggestion Decrease speed limit during arrival and Hwy 20/Bluff dismissal times Enforcement of existing snow removal Miracle Car Wash/Locust regulations

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Mapping Central Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 37.

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Number of students: 547

School Location: 3170 Spring Valley Road Dubuque, Iowa 52001-1500

Bus Service: • Public Transit –Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Encouragement Programs: Administrators at Eisenhower have been discussing changes to their parking lot to improve conditions for pedestrians and vehicles. They also plan to hold an extensive cross walk training the first week of school, August 2009.

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Eisenhower Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 261 parents at Eisenhower Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 41.71% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (64.37%) or walking (18.01%).

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Travel Time to School 79.31% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 34.10% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A large portion, 20.30% , stated that they would never allow their child/children to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included safety, available adults, sidewalks, traffic speed and amount. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and sexual predators near the school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Sidewalks 3. Street safety The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. JFK Rd 2. 32nd St 3. Carter Rd 4. NW Arterial

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Use a flashing light to warn vehicles to slow down situated north and south of the JFK crosswalk only during school hours • Add sidewalks • Addition of painted crosswalks

2 Terrible traffic patterns at arrival and dismissal on Spring • Use of portable stop sign Valley Rd

3 Pedestrian Safety

• Improve safety along existing pedestrian trail south of the school

4 Traffic converges 4 ways into the school

• Additional driveway to serve as exit from school parking lot

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Eisenhower Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Eisenhower Elementary School. Eisenhower Infrastructure Reference Number ES1 ES2 ES3 ES4* ES5 ES6 ES7

Intersection/Roadway JFKennedy/Spring Valley JFKennedy JFKennedy Spring Valley JFKennedy between Raven Oaks and Kaufmann W 32nd between Blasen and Highland Park JFKennedy/Spring Valley

Projects Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Build sidewalks High visibility painted crosswalk Use portable stop sign Build sidewalks - east side of JFKennedy Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Fully signalized countdown crosswalk

Policy No Reference Number

Intersection/Roadway (if applicable) Spring Valley Pedestrian trail south of school

Projects Use portable stop sign Improve lighting & maintenance, widen path area, remove trees

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Intersection/Roadway (if applicable) Between Spring Green and Raven Oaks

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Four Oaks

School Location: 180 W 15th St Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 50 Bus Service: 窶「 Public Transit 窶適eyline Transit Gray Line and Green Line

Student Surveys

Surveys were administered to students attending grades 7th through 12th at Four Oaks, during the month of November in 2008. Students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps.

Travel Mode to School 22 students at Four Oaks responded to the survey, and this constitutes 44% of the student body. The majority of Four Oaks students responding as to their mode of travel to school, stated that they arrive by family vehicle (18.18%) or by walking (13.64%).

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Travel Time to School 50% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 27.28% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 22.73% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Ipod 2. Fitness 3. MP3 players The were no specific streets cited as being unsafe.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included a decrease in the distance traveled to school. The major issues brought up by students were unsafe alleyways and unshoveled walkways near the school.

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• Add a 4 way stop

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Fulton Elementary School

School Location: 2540 Central Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3303

Present Conditions Number of students: 215

Bus Service: • Public Transit –Keyline Transit Green Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Fulton Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 70 parents at Fulton Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 32.56% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (47.14%) or walking (37.14%).

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Travel Time to School 77.14% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 65.71% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School

Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 7.14%, stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included available adults, traffic amount and traffic speed. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and crime along routes to the school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Crossing guards 3. After school programs The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Intersections with White St 2. Intersections with Central Ave 3. 22nd St 4. 24th St 5. Intersections with Jackson St

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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•Training for staff in safety-lock downs for neighborhood issues

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• Add painted crosswalks

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• Enforcement of snow removal policies

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Fulton Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Fu.lton Elementary School Fulton Infrastructure Reference Number FU1 FU2 FU3 FU4 FU5 FU6 FU7 FU8 FU9 FU10

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Mid-block curb extensions at existing crosswalk Fully signalized crosswalk High visibility painted crosswalk High visibility painted crosswalk Curb extensions at all 4 corners High visibility painted crosswalk Curb extensions at all 4 corners High visibility painted crosswalk Curb extensions at all 4 corners Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal

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Projects Improve snow removal Research funding sources for adult crossing guards Staff training for safety-lock downs Helmet/Bike Safety programming

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Projects Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations Enforcement of existing speed regulations Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations

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Hempstead High School

School Location: 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52002-3792

Present Conditions Number of students: 1,823 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Green and Red Lines • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 9-12 graders, at Hempstead High School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 785 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 43.06% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by family vehicle (46.88%), by school bus (18.60%) or by carpool (14.78%).

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Travel Time to School 48.43% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 11.72% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 50.83% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Money 2. Food 3. Shorter distance to school The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. NW Arterial and Pennsylvania Ave 2. Pennsylvania Ave and JFK Rd 3. Vizaleea Dr and Keymont 4. Rosemont Dr 5. Hillcrest Rd

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included available adults, crossing guards, violence, and traffic speed. The major issues brought up by students were traffic, unshoveled walkways and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Solution • Add a 4-way stop

2 Unsafe Intersection: Rosemont and Pennsylvania

• Add painted crosswalks

3 Keymont to Keyway - lack of sidewalks

• Add sidewalks on both sides

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Hempstead Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Hempstead High School.

Hempstead Infrastructure Reference Number HE1

Intersection Keymont/Vizalea

HE2

Rosemont/Pennsylvania

Projects 4-way stop High visibility painted crosswalk

Policy No Reference Number

Intersection (if applicable)

Projects

Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number

Intersection (if applicable)

Projects

* Listed in multiple categories

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Mapping Hempstead Project List

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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Holy Ghost Elementary School

School Location: 2981 Central Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 107 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Green Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Holy Ghost Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 48 parents at Holy Ghost Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 45% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (86.21%).

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Travel Time to School 70.69% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 10.34% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A large percentage, 20% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included additional sidewalks, availability of adults, traffic speed, and traffic amounts. The major issues brought up by parents were traffic congestion and lack of sidewalks.

Incentives/Programs

The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety Education 2. Additional Sidewalks The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. 32nd st 2. Central Ave 3. 29th St 4. Elm St

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. !

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008, Crash Data from Iowa DOT, 2006 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Holy Ghost School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems that were listed by Holy Ghost administrators; no solutions were suggested. Problem 1 High volume of traffic on Central Ave

Solution

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Holy Ghost Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Holy Ghost Elementary School. Holy Ghost Infrastructure Reference Number HG1 HG2

Intersection/Roadway E 29th/Central Central

Projects Fully signalized crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal

Policy No Reference Number

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Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number

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Mapping Holy Ghost Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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Hoover Elementary School

School Location: 3259 St. Anne Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3998

Present Conditions Number of students: 281 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray, Green and Red Lines • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Hoover Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 151 parents of students at Hoover Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 32.56% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (60.93%) or walking (19.87%).

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Travel Time to School 70.20% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 38.41% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school, while 40.40% travel over 2 miles to attend school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A large portion, 33.07% , stated that they would never allow their child/children to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included crossing guards, safety, and traffic amount. The major issue brought up by parents was unsafe intersections near the school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Crossing guards 3. Adult supervision The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Pennsylvania Ave and JFK Rd 2. St. Anne Dr and Carter Rd 3. Intersections with Hillcrest Rd

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008, Crash Data from Iowa DOT, 2006 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Hoover School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Hoover administrators. Problem 1 Unsafe Intersection: St. Anne and Carter Rd

Solution • Add a 4 way stop • Or use portble stop signs to use during school arrival and dismissal times

2 Unsafe Intersection: JFK and Pennsylvania

• Add pedestrian overpass • Add a “No right on red during school hours” sign

3 General safety concerns

• Provide adult crossing guards at school arrival and dismissal times • Add flashing school crossing lights during school arrival and dismissal times

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Hoover Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Hoover Elementary School.

Hoover Infrastructure Reference Number HV1

Intersection St. Anne/Carter

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Projects 4-way stop Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Build pedestrian overpass

Policy No Reference Number

Intersection (if applicable)

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JFKennedy/Pennsylvania

No right on red during school hours

Intersection (if applicable)

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* Listed in multiple categories

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Mapping Hoover Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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Irving Elementary School

School Location: 2520 Pennsylvania Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3036

Present Conditions Number of students: 477 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Red Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Irving Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 211 parents of students at Irving Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 44.23% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (69.67%) or school bus (15.64%).

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Travel Time to School 76.78% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 39.81% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. No parents stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included available adults, traffic amount and safety. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and predators along the routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. After school programs 3. Street safety The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. McPoland St 2. Asbury Rd and St. Ambrose St 3. University Ave and Pennsylvania Ave 4. Loras Blvd and Grandview Ave 5. University Ave and Asbury Rd threeway stop

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data

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Data Source: Dubuque SRTS Student Surveys, November 2008, Crash Data from Iowa DOT, 2006 Map prepared by East Central Intergovernmental Association

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Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.


School Administrator Input Staff met with Irving School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Irving administrators.

Problem 1 Unsafe intersection: Pennsylvania and Green

Solution • Flashing yellow light to warn vehicles of changing light • Move stop light on Pennsylvania to intersection with Green St

2 Unsafe intersection: Pennsylvania and University

• Limit right turn on red for vehicles on University westbound

3 Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Increased student/parent safety education how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians through newsletters, informational nights, and the school website Bicyclists and Pedestrian - lack of awareness and knowledge of how to navigate traffic

4 Visibility issues on McPoland Ave

• Parking on one side of the street only on McPoland Ave to minimize traffic back up and visibility issues at arrival and dismissal times

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Irving Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Irving Elementary School.

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Intersection

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Policy No Reference Number

Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number

McPoland

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Intersection (if applicable) Pennsylvania/University

Projects Limit right turn on red

Intersection (if applicable) Pennsylvania/University

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School Location: 1105 Althauser Ave Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 616 Bus Service: • Public Transit – No route near school • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 6-8 graders, at Jefferson Middle School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 419 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 68.01% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by school bus (37.71%) or by walking (29.83%).

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Travel Time to School 40.81% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 19.10% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 31.50% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. iPod 2. Money 3. Reward or gift The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Merz St 2. Thomas Place 3. Althauser St 4. Stafford St

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included available adults, a decrease in violence, and the convenience of driving. The major issues brought up by students were crime and violence, icy or snow covered sidewalks, lack of sidewalks and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. TE

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Problem Lack of visibility on Merz due to parked vehicles

Solution • Limit parking on Merz • Add painted crosswalks

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Unsafe intersection: Merz and Windsor

• Relocate Keyline bus stop • Relocate flashing light at intersection • Move mail box on Windsor and Merz • Add painted crosswalks

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• Add sidewalks on both sides of Merz and Althauser • Add painted crosswalks

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Unsafe intersection: Viola and Merz

• Add a stop sign

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Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Continue to inform/educate students and parents of how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling Bicyclists and Pedestrian - lack of awareness and to/from school knowledge of how to navigate traffic

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School entrance and Althauser - parents block traffic • Do not allow parents to pick up at this location during arrival and dismissal times •Prohibit parking on Windsor and Merz in front of the school

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• Add painted crosswalks

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• Post school crossing sign

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• Adjust bus schedule to fit school arrival and dismissal times

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• Ask homeowners to direct roof drains and storm water into storm sewer (not over sidewalks) • Enforcement of snow removal regulations

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Neighborhood Association Input Staff met with the Point and North End Neighborhood Association members discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by the Point and Norh End Neighborhood Association members.

Point Neighborhood Association 1

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Solution • Neighborhood crossing guard volunteers (parents, grandparents)

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Problem Solution Pedestrians - lack of awareness and knowledge of how • Safe walking education (all ages) to navigate traffic • Safe cycling education (all ages) Bicyclists - lack of awareness and knowledge of how to navigate traffic Dark alleyways and streets • Additional street lighting Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Driver awareness training how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians • Public awareness campaign for all modes to watch out for the mode that is smaller than they are (ex. trucks watch out for cars and smaller, cars watch out for bikes and smaller, bikes watch out for pedestrians) Unsafe intersection: Merz and Windsor Unsafe intersection: Merz and Althauser

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Jefferson Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Jefferson Middle School.

Jefferson Infrastructure Reference Number JE1 JE2 JE3 JE4 JE5 JE6 JE7 JE8 JE9* JE10*

Intersection Merz/Windsor Merz/Windsor Merz/Althauser Merz/Windsor Merz/Viola 22nd/Stafford Viola/Pleasant Merz/Viola/Althauser/Pl easant Merz Althauser

Projects High visibility painted crosswalk Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Stop sign High visibility painted crosswalk School crossing sign Additional street lighting Limit parking (hourly, alternate day, etc) Prohibit parking

Policy No Reference Number Intersection (if applicable) Merz Merz/Windsor Merz/Windsor

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Projects Limit parking (hourly, alternate day, etc) Move Keyline bus stop Move USPS mailbox Inform/educate students (bicycling and walking) and parents (driving motor vehicles) of safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Prohibit parking Prohibit parking Prohibit student pickup Adjust public bus schedule to accommodate arrival and dismissal times Improve drainage to prevent icy walkways

Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number Intersection (if applicable) Projects Eagle Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations * Listed in multiple categories

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Mapping Jefferson Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 7.

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John F. Kennedy Elementary School Present Conditions

Number of students: 491

School Location:

2135 Woodland Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52002-3826

Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Encouragement Programs: Administrators at Kennedy have been providing reminders to parents about the importance of driver awareness of pedestrians and bicyclists in their monthly newsletter.

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Kennedy Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 187 parents of students at JFK Elementary responded to the survey, and this constitutes 38% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by school bus (48.78%) or family vehicle (39.57%).

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Travel Time to School 57.22% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 21.39% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school, while 56.15% of students travel more than 2 miles to attend school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 6% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included crossing guards, available adults and safety. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and lack of sidewalks along routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. After school programs 2. Safety education 3. Sidewalks The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. NW Arterial 2. Asbury Rd 3. Foothill Ct 4. Hillcrest Rd

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. DA

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Solution • Enforce snow removal regulations

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Kennedy Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Kennedy Elementary School. Kennedy Infrastructure Reference Number KE1 KE2 KE3 KE4 KE5 KE6 KE7

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Projects High visibility painted crosswalk High visibility painted crosswalk High visibility painted crosswalk Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Stop sign Stop sign High visibility painted crosswalk Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal


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Lincoln Elementary School

School Location:

555 Nevada Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001-6499

Present Conditions Number of students: 336 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Red Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Lincoln Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 69 parents of students at Lincoln Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 20.54% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (60.87%) or walking (33.33%).

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Travel Time to School 79.71% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 53.62% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 3rd grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 4% stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Bike safety The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. W 5th St 2. Intersections with University Ave 3. Nevada St

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Mapping Student Routes Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Make Nevada St. one-way going South • Add school crossing signs • Have staff directing vehicles in drop-off area • Enforce speed limit • Provide education for drivers • Remove certain parking places to allow more dropoff areas • Need sign preventing cars from parking too close to corner • Increase maneuverability at corners with signage • Add flashing “school zone” sign to alert drivers about the vicinity of the school • Adult supervision • Safety education

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Neighborhood Association Input Staff met with the Hilltop Neighborhood Association to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Hilltop Neighborhood members. Problem Unsafe intersection: University and Booth Visibility issue: blind corners

Solution • Limit parking on University within certain number of feet from the intersection

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• Limit parking on University within certain number of feet of intersection

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• Add a stop sign • Enforcement of stop or traffic calming measures to increase visibility and slow down traffic • Enforce snow removal regulations

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Bicyclist and Pedestrian - general lack of awareness and • Bicycle and pedestrian education for courtesy knowledge of how to navigate traffic • Driver education and courtesy to pedestrians and awareness Drivers - general lack of awareness and knowledge of how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians

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University Ave - speed limit near school (currently 30 • Decrease speed limit to 25 mph mph) • Enforcement of traffic regulations

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• Limit parking during school drop off and pick up hours

• Enforce snow removal regulations • Provide skateboard storage at Lincoln


Lincoln Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Lincoln Elementary School. Lincoln Infrastructure Reference Number LN1 LN2 LN3 LN4 LN5 LN6

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Projects Portable stop sign Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal

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Projects Make Nevada one-way southbound Make Booth one-way northbound Inform/educate students (bicycling and walking) and parents (driving motor vehicles) of safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Reconfigure staff parking area Implement a safe walking program to teach students where and when to cross, but also how to interact with other individuals along their route Partner with Washington Middle School administration/staff and Dubuque Police to address dismissal disruptions Provide skateboard storage

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Projects Enforcement of existing speed regulations Enforcement of existing parking regulations (proximity to corner) Enforce parking regulations Limit parking near intersections Limit parking near intersections Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations Decrease speed limit during arrival and dismissal times Enforcement of existing speed regulations Enforce parking regulations

* Listed in multiple categories

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Mapping Lincoln Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 7.

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1450 Rhomberg Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001-2242

Present Conditions Number of students: 267 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Marshall Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps.

Travel Mode to School 45 parents of students at Marshall Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 16.9% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (46.67%) or walking (28.89%).

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Travel Time to School 94.56 of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 42.22% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School

Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 11.76% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included sidewalks, available adults and crossing guards. The major issues brought up by parents were a lack of sidewalks along routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Paved sidewalks 3. Bike safety The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Intersections with Lincoln St 2. Roosevelt St 3. Rhomberg Ave

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Decrease speed limit • Add traffic calming devices • Enforce speed limit • Enforce snow removal regulations

2 Garfield - traffic exceeds 25 mph speed limit

• Awareness campaign i.e. speed limit on Garfield • Add flashing yellow light and/or speed wagon • Enforce speed limit • Add traffic calming devices • Add hourly parking •Alternate day parking sign

3 Lincoln intersections - dense parking

4 Roosevelt (N.W.) past Amelia has no sidewalks

• Create a trail for students living in new housing development to connect Shiras Ave • Build sidewalks

5 Marshall St. North of school Insufficient snow and ice removal

• Remove snow up to curb • OR make Marshall St. Emergency Snow Removal

6 Bikers on Lincoln, Rhomberg Ave, and Garfield have to • Build a bike lane on Rhomberg Ave, Lincoln, and ride on sidewalks due to heavy traffic and parking Garfield • Organize a bike rodeo at Marshall 7 Unsafe intersection: Garfield and Marshall Visibility issue due to traffic bottleneck

• Add a stop sign • Add signage to limit parking only or limit hours for parking

8 Parking at arrival and dismissal times - one entrance • Provide education about arrival and dismissal plans to the parking lot causes congestion at arrival and for parents dismissals • Prohibit parking in front of the school 9 Unsafe intersection: Rhomberg and Fengler Visibility issues and dense traffic

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Neighborhood Association Input Staff met with the Point Neighborhood Association members discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by the Point Neighborhood Association members.

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Solution • Move school drop-off location from Rhomberg to side streets • Have shared parking

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Marshall Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Marshall Elementary School.

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Projects Decrease speed limit during arrival and dismissal times Enforcement of existing speed regulations Enforcement of existing speed regulations Speedwagon to develop awareness of posted speed limit

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Mapping Marshall Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Mazzuchelli Middle School

School Location: 2005 Kane Street Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 457 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 6-8 graders, at Mazzuchelli Middle School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 391 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 85.56% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by family vehicle (50.39%) or school bus (38.56%).

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Travel Time to School 41.65% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 6.17% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 59.64% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. After School Programs 2. Money 3. Food The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. JFK and Kauffmann 2. Grandview and Kauffmann 3. Intyersections with Kane St 4. JFK and Asbury Rd 5. Carter Rd and Kauffmann 6. Asbury Rd and NW Arterial

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included distance and weather. The major issues brought up by students were distance, icy or snowcovered sidewalks, lack of sidewalks and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Add stop sign or stop light at intersection • Use improvement study • Painted crosswalks • Consider making intersection a 3-way stop during school hours

2 High speed on Carter Rd North of Kane St

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• Add a crosswalk

5 Arrival and dismissal congestion • Kane St has heavy traffic • Cars are backed up for a long distance • Entry to the school is blocked off with cones from 2:30-3:00pm (police recommendation)

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Mazzuchelli Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Mazzuchelli Middle School.

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Prescott Elementary School

School Location: 1151 White Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001-5070

Present Conditions Number of students: 265 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray, Green, Red, and Orange Lines • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Prescott Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 54 parents of students at Prescott Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 20.38% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (50%), followed by walking (40.74%.)

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Travel Time to School 77.77% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 38.89% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 6%, stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included availability of crossing guards, additional sidewalks, and safety. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe street intersections and traffic.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. After School Programs The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Intersection at Bluff St and 12th St 2. 17th St 3. Central Ave 4. Intersection at White St and 11th St 5. Iowa St

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Neighborhood Association Input Staff met with the Downtown and Washington Neighborhood Association members discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by the Downtown and Washington Neighborhood Association members. Problem 1 Unsafe Locust and W 13th intersection 2 Visibility of pedestrian traffic in alleys 3 W Locust • Very narrow • Uneven sidewalks 4 Sidewalk obstruction on Bluff between 9th and 11th 5 12th and Main snow and ice buildup at curb areas 6 Jackson Park (16th and Iowa St and 16th and Main) 7 17th and Locust lacks visibility 8 11th and Bluff intersection 9 11th and Locust intersection 10 13th and Iowa intersection 11 13th and Central 12 17th, Madison and Main St intersection

Solution • Create awareness for pedestrians and cars • Limit parking on both sides • Improve sidewalk conditions • Grant park extension to 16th St • Clear out obstruction • Enforcement of snow clearing policies • Addition of children playing sign • Add street lighting • Add painted crosswalks • Add painted crosswalks • Add painted crosswalks • Add painted crosswalks • Add a 4 way stop

Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Continue to inform/educate students and parents how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians. of safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Bicyclists and Pedestrian - lack of awareness and knowledge of how to navigate traffic

Washington Neighborhood Association Problem Solution 13 Motor vehicles - lack of awareness and knowledge of • Continue to inform/educate students and parents of how to deal with bicycles and pedestrians safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Bicyclists and Pedestrian - lack of awareness and knowledge of how to navigate traffic 14 Safety •Neighborhood safety team to monitor and reinforce • No cell phones around schools while driving 15 White St, Jackson St. and 12th St - no space for bikers • Add painted bike lanes on sidewalks

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Prescott Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Prescott Elementary School.

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Projects Bike racks High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection Fully signalized intersection High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal Limit parking Extend Grant Park to 16th St. Children playing sign Children playing sign Additional street lighting High visibility painted crosswalks High visibility painted crosswalks High visibility painted crosswalks High visibility painted crosswalks Bike lane or sharrows Bike lane or sharrows Bike lane or sharrows Projects Inform/educate students (bicycling and walking) and parents (driving motor vehicles) of safe routes and appropriate safe behaviors traveling to/from school Reconfigure staff parking area (numbered parking) Implement a frequent biker/walker or mileage club to provide incentives for walking and biking to school Organize a bike rodeo Projects Increase foot and bike patrols at arrival and dismissal Limit parking Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations

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Mapping Prescott Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 7.

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Resurrection Elementary School

School Location: 4300 Asbury Road Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3411

Present Conditions Number of students: 287 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Green Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Resurrection Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 191 parents at Resurrection Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 66.55% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family Vehicle (82.2%) or school bus (10.99%).

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Travel Time to School 74.34% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 8.38% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school. 50.79% of students travel 2 miles or more to arrive at school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 6th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. A large percentage, 42.97% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included additional sidewalks, crossing guards and safety. The major issues brought up by parents were a lack of sidewalks, unsafe intersections and high traffic levels on the routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Street safety 2. Bike paths 3. Safety education The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Asbury Rd and St. Johns Dr 2. Asbury Rd and NW Arterial 3. JFK and NW Arterial 4. Pennsylvania and NW Arterial

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Resurrection School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Resurrection administrators. Problem 1 Congestion on East entrance to school • East entrance is backed up during dimissal

Solution • Incorporate right turn back for NW into east entrance • Exit via Church parking lot entrance

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Resurrection Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Resurrection Elementary School.

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Decrease speed limit


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Roosevelt Middle School

School Location: 2001 Radford Road Dubuque, IA 52002

Present Conditions Number of students: 1113 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Limited Access Red Line • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 6-8 graders, at Roosevelt Middle School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 1024 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 92% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by school bus (58.6%) or by family vehicle (25.98%).

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Travel Time to School 35.45% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School Only 9.28% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 47.46% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Money 2. iPod 3. Reward or gift The streets cited most often by students as being unsafe included: 1. NW Arterial 2. Pennsylvania 3. Asbury Rd. 4. Seippel Rd. and Middle Rd. 5. Radford Rd.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included time, distance and weather. The major issues brought up by students were crime and violence, icy or snow covered sidewalks, lack of sidewalks and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Solution • Add stop light • Add painted crosswalks

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• Reduce speed limit • Add traffic calming devices • Add signage and possible radar wagon

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Radford at North city boundary has high traffic speed • Install fence next to east faculty parking lot to • Jay walking across Radford Rd. near school property deter students from crossing through parking lot border • Finish sidewalk to the South • Visibility issue: crest of hill blocks visibility of crossing area for traffic

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• Add a stop light or a 4 way stop • Add painted crosswalk

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• Add painted crosswalk

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Roosevelt Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Roosevelt Middle School. Roosevelt Infrastructure Reference Number RS1 RS2 RS3 RS4 RS5 RS6 RS7 RS8 RS9 RS10 RS11 RS12

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Sageville Elementary School

School Location:

12015 Sherrill Road Dubuque, Iowa 52002-9731

Present Conditions Number of students: 313 Bus Service: • Public Transit – None • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Sageville Elementary School during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 127 parents of students at Sageville Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 40.57% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by school bus (73.23%), followed by family vehicle (21.26%.)

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Travel Time to School 40.16% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 3.15% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school while 80.31% travel more than 2 miles to attend school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School 85.34% of parents responding to the survey stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included availability of crossing guards, additional sidewalks, and safety. The major issues brought up by parents were proximity to highway, lack of sidewalks and paths and traffic.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. Safety education 2. Street safety 3. Crossing guards The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Hwy 52 2. Sherrill Rd 3. John Deere Rd

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Add sidewalks

2 No crosswalks on nearby roads except for the one in • Add painted and signed crosswalks front of the school entrance

3 Arrival and dismissal • Heavy traffic • Relatively high speed near school (except for the area exactly in front of the school entrance)

• Add flashing school zone signs near school • Decrease speed limit or enforce current speed limit

4 Lack of supervision in walking/biking paths from homes • Increase adult supervision to school • Present safety education programs

5 Unsafe intersection: Sherrill and Mud Lake Visibility issue: blind corner

• Add painted crosswalk • Additional signage for school zone on Sherrill Rd between school and Mud Lake

6 Students walk through creek and gate behind school

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Sageville Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Sageville Elementary School.

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Mapping Sageville Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Senior High School

School Location: 1800 Clarke Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 1468 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 9-12 graders, at Senior High School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 682 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 46.45% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school most often by family vehicle (45.31%).

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Travel Time to School 61.43% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 15.98% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 29.03% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Money 2. Rewards or gifts 3. Food The streets cited most often by students as being unsafe included: 1. Intersections with Grandview Ave 2. Clarke Dr and West Locust St 3. Asbury Rd 4. University Ave

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included the convenience of driving and school activities. The major issues brought up by students were crime and violence, icy or snowcovered sidewalks, and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Solution • Add painted crosswalk

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Senior Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Senior High School.

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St Anthony’s/Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School

School Location: 2745 Rosedale Ave Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3411

Present Conditions Number of students: 162 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 111 parents at St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 68.51% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (86.49%).

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Travel Time to School 65.77% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 9.01% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school. 63.06% of students travel more than 2 miles to arrive at school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 4th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 29.27% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included school activities, distance, safety, and available adults. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and predators, and unshoveled walkways on the routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Adult Supervision 2. Safety Education 3. Shorter distance 4. Crosswalks 5. Money The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Grandview, University, Delhi and Grace St Intersection 2. Grandview and Clarke Dr 3. University, Pennsylvania, and Asbury Rd Intersection 4. Grandview and Rosedale intersection

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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St. Anthony’s Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for St. Anthony’s Elementary School.

St. Anthony/Our Lady of Guadelupe Infrastructure Reference Number Intersection Rosedale between Avoca and SG1 St. Ambrose Rosedale between Avoca and SG2 St. Ambrose Rosedale between St. SG3 Ambrose and alley SG4 Clarke/N Grandview Rosedale between St. SG5 Ambrose and alley

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Mapping St. Anthony’s Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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St. Columbkille Elementary School

School Location: 1198 Rush Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3411

Present Conditions Number of students: 262 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Orange Line • School District Bus Service

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at St. Columbkille Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 69 parents at St. Columbkille Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 26.33% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (66.67%) or school bus (20.29%).

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Travel Time to School 59.42% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 24.63% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels less than 1/2 mile to school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 3rd grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 25% , stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included safety, traffic amount, and availability of adults. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe intersections and strangers along the routes to school.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Safety Education 2. Street Safety The streets and intersections cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Hill St and Bryant St 2. Bryant St and Rush St 3. Bryant St and Grandview

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. I

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School Administrator Input Staff met with St. Columbkille School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by St. Columbkille administrators.

Problem 1 Unsafe intersection: Rush and Mount Loretta

Solution • Increase no parking area near corners

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• Redirect parking lot at Holly and Rush • No parking in front of Church at arrival and dismissal times • Reconfigure parking lot to ease traffic • Modify parking lot entrance and exit •Mid-block pedestrian crossing - from parking lot to Church or at corner

3 Unsafe intersection: Rush and Bryant

• Add painted crosswalk • Use portable stop sign

4 Unsafe crossing area: Mid block crossing on Rush St

• Add painted crosswalk and pedestrian stop lights • Use portable stop sign in front of Church

5 Holly St • Eliminate parking from mid-block toward Rush St Visibility issue due to parked vehicles and high traffic • Do not allow buses on Holly St volumes

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St. Columbkille Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for St. Columbkille Elementary School.

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Projects No Parking during school hours High visibility painted crosswalks No Parking during school hours Adult crossing guards at arrival and dismissal


Mapping St. Columbkilles Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Table Mound Elementary School Present Conditions

Number of students: 449

School Location:

100 Tower Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52003-8074

• Public Transit – None Bus Service: • School District Bus Service

Encouragement Programs: Administrators at Table Mound have moved the school’s bike rack closer to the building entrance, so students who ride their bicycles to school feel that their bikes are safe. They saw an increase in bike ridership due to the move; from zero to four cyclists.

Parent Surveys

Student surveys were administered to parents of children attending grades K-5 at Table Mound Elementary School, during the month of November in 2008. Parents were asked to fill out the survey form about their child’s transportation to school. The survey asked parents about the safety of their child’s route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, parents of students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 133 parents of students at Table Mound Elementary School responded to the survey, and this constitutes 29.62% of the student body. Parents responding to the survey stated that their child travels to school most often by family vehicle (40.60%), followed by school bus (39.85%.)

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Travel Time to School 50.38% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child spends less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 21.06% of parents responding to the survey stated that their child travel less than 1/2 mile to school while 65.41% travel more than 2 miles to attend school.

Grade Level Allowed to Walk/Bike to School Parents responding to the survey viewed 5th grade as an appropriate, allowable age for a child to walk or bike to school. 7.69%, stated that they would never allow their child to walk or bike to school.

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included sidewalks, traffic and violence. The major issues brought up by parents were unsafe street intersections, lack of sidewalks and paths, and traffic.

Incentives/Programs The top parent suggestions for increasing their child’s/children’s walking and biking were: 1. Street Safety 2. After school programs 3. Safety education The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Rockdale Rd 2. Hwy 61 3. Kelly Lane 4. Key West Dr 5. Tower Dr

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. BIANCA DR

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Table Mound School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Table Mound administrators. Problem Solution 1 Unsafe crossing area: Intersections with Hwy 61 and 151 •Add painted crosswalks • Add flashing school crossing lights • Add walk button with countdown 2 Unsafe roadway: Rockdale Rd •Lack of sidewalks • Very small shoulders

•Eliminate massive curb cut on Rockdale Rd. and access off Tower Dr. • Rebuild Rockdale Rd with sidewalks

• Past Casey’s in Key West, there are numerous homes. • Enforce snow removal regulations There are no sidewalks along that stretch of Rockdale and these students are too close to qualify for the • Examine exception to 2 mile rule for school bus school bus o Across 4 lane (east side 151/61) o Bellevue Heights sub • Insufficient ice and snow removal on existing sidewalks o Kerrigan Heights sub o Table Mound East side mobile home parks

3 The only students who can safely walk to Table Mound live in the Jaeger Dr. neighborhood and the mobile home park next to the school

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Table Mound Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Table Mound Elementary School.

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Projects Flashing school crossing lights Twin Valley/Hwy 61/151 at arrival and dismissal High visibility painted Twin Valley/Hwy 61/151 crosswalks

Twin Valley/Hwy 61/151 Rockdale Maquoketa Dr/Hwy Maquoketa Dr/Hwy 61/151 Maquoketa Dr/Hwy 61/151

Fully signalized intersection Build sidewalks Flashing school crossing lights High visibility painted crosswalks Fully signalized intersection

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Projects Walking path through farm field from school to trailer park Corridor study Examine exception of 2 mile bussing rule considering: proximity to 4 lane highway

Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number Intersection (if applicable) Rockdale * Listed in multiple categories

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Projects Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations


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Wahlert High School

School Location: 2005 Kane Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 586 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Gray Line • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 9-12 graders, at Wahlert High School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 467 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 79.69% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school most often by family vehicle (78.16%).

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Travel Time to School 49.04% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 4.07% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 72.59% travel more than 2 miles to attend school.

Incentives/Programs

The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Money 2. Change in school hours 3. After school activities The streets cited most often by students as being unsafe included: 1. Intersections with Grandview Ave 2. Kane St 3. Asbury Rd 4. Intersection with NW Arterial

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included distance and time. The major issues brought up by students were icy or snowcovered sidewalks, hills, and unsafe intersections near the school and specifically near the school parking lot.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation. !

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Solution • Add stop sign or stop light at intersection • Use improvement study • Painted crosswalks • Consider making intersection a 3-way stop during school hours

2 High speed on Carter Rd North of Kane St

• Enforce traffic regulations • Add traffic calming devices

3 Sidewalks on Carter Rd

• Improve sidewalks

4 Unsafe intersection: Kane and Carter

• Add a crosswalk

5 Arrival and dismissal congestion • Kane St has heavy traffic • Cars are backed up for a long distance • Entry to the school is blocked off with cones from 2:30-3:00pm (police recommendation)

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Wahlert Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Wahlert High School.

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Mapping Wahlert Project List

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Washington Middle School

School Location: 51 N Grandview Ave Dubuque, IA 52001

Present Conditions Number of students: 639 Bus Service: • Public Transit – Keyline Transit Green Line • School District Bus Service

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 6-8 graders, at Washington Middle School, during the month of November in 2008. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school. Additionally, students who walk or bike to school were asked to draw their route to school on school area maps (see page 4).

Travel Mode to School 420 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 65.72% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by family vehicle (52.38%) or by walking (18.81%).

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Travel Time to School 72.64% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

Travel Distance to School 18.33% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 9.29% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. iPod 2. Homework passes 3. Money The streets cited most often by parents as being unsafe included: 1. Freemont Rd 2. Rockdale Rd 3. Grandview Ave and Hwy 20 4. Intersection at Grandview Ave, Delhi St and Grace St 5. Loras Blvd and Grandview Ave 6. University Ave and Grandview Ave

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Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included time, distance and weather. The major issues brought up by students were crime and violence, icy or snowcovered sidewalks, and unsafe intersections near the school.

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Mapping Student Routes and Crash Data Those students who walked or biked to school were asked to draw their routes on a provided map. These routes were compiled into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. The more heavily used routes began to overlap and become thicker displaying the primary routes used to access schools. This map also contains 2006 crash data from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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School Administrator Input Staff met with Washington School administrators to discuss problems impacting children who walk or bike to school. During these meetings, both structural and educational solutions were discussed. The following table contains the problems and solutions that were listed by Washington administrators.

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Problem Solution Unsafe intersection: Hwy 20 and Fremont • Enforcement of current regulations • Cars run yellow lights • Right turn on red, drivers are not checking for pedestrians

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Unsafe intersection: Grandview and Hwy 20 •Enforcement of current regulations • Cars run yellow lights • Right turn on red, drivers are not checking for pedestrians

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Unsafe intersection: Hwy 20 and Lombard • Adult supervision on Hwy 20 and Lombard Right turn on red, drivers are not checking for pedestrians

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Fremont Insufficient ice and snow removal

• Enforce snow removal regulations

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Grandview Insufficient ice and snow removal

• Enforce snow removal regulations

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School entrance • Icy sidewalks and crosswalk • Dangerous curve • Excessive speed

• Enforce snow removal regulations • Make a 1-way drop off drive behind the school • Change start time • Parking lot reconfiguration

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Grandview intersections – congestion at arrival and • Add painted crosswalks dismissal times. School ending time (2:30pm) is 10 • Add painted curbs and limiot parking on Grandview minutes after Senior dismisses which leads to traffic near school and congestion

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Vehicles picking up speed or failing to reduce speed in • Replace lane of traffic with wider pedestrian preparation for or exit from Hwy 20 walkway or bike lane • Or have a turn only lane Vehicles rushing to pass on 4 lane bridge before Grandview chanegs back to 2 lane Unsafe intersection: W 3rd and Grandview • A student is hit yearly • Accidents by both right and left turning vehicles • Pedestrians and bike riders have also been hit

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Project List Project lists were developed for each school after holding public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department. The following list outlines projects for Washington Middle School. Washington Infrastructure Reference Number WA1 WA2

Intersection/Roadway Hwy 20/Grandview Hwy 20/Lombard

Projects Countdown pedestrian signals Countdown pedestrian signals

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Flashing school crossing lights at arrival and dismissal

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Grandview (all intersections)

High visibility painted crosswalks

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Widen pedestrian/cyclist area to prevent vehicles passing on the overpass Bike lanes Fully signalized intersection Roundabout

Policy No Reference Number

Intersection (if applicable)

Projects Change school start time Reconfigure parking lot Reevaluate Keyline bus schedule to correspond with school dismissal times

Safety/Enforcement No Reference Number

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Hwy 20/Fremont

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Enforcement of existing speed regulations

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Enforcement of existing traffic regulations (running red lights, right turn on red without stopping, etc.)

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Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations

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Enforcement of existing snow removal regulations Limit parking near school

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Mapping Washington Project List Based on the input received during public meetings and input sessions with school administrators, city planning and engineering staff, and the local police department, the following map was created to provide a visual representation of the projects. Each marker on the map corresponds to an issue in the table on page 6.

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Project Cost Estimates Project cost estimates were developed by City of Dubuque Planning and Zoning, Engineering, and Public Safety Staff. Unit Abbreviations: EA = Each, LF = Linear Foot, SF = Square Foot, YR = Year, SY = Square Yard

PROJECT TYPE

CATEGORY

PRICE

UNIT

High Visibility Painted Crosswalks

Regular Stripped Ladder Pattern Concrete

$100.00 $300.00 $3,000.00

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Flashing School Crossing Lights

4 @ crossing

$12,500.00

EA

Fully Signalized Intersection

Per Intersection

$175,000.00

EA

Adult Crossing Guards

1 Guard

$10,000.00

YR

No Parking Areas

Minimum of two signs per area

Curb Extensions

Curb & Gutter 2.5’ wide Curb & Gutter 3.5’ wide Curb & Gutter 5’ wide Vertical Curb

$25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $30.00

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Build Sidewalks

Concrete 4 in. thick Concrete 6 in. thick Concrete 5 in. thick (reinforced) Concrete 6 in. thick (reinforced)

$5.50 $6.50 $6.50 $7.50

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Bike Lane or Sharrows

Bike Lane

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Bike Lane, incl. stripping & resurfacing

$10,000$20,000 $6,500.00

Sharrows Painted Symbol every 1300 ‘ Existing stripping removal/re-apply Signage (placed every mile)

$250.00 $3.00 $250.00

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CATEGORY

PRICE

UNIT

Stop Sign

Sign only Sign w/breakway post

$60.00 $80.00

EA EA

Fully Signalized Crosswalk

2 Signal Faces

$24,200.00 $47,900.00 $71,600.00 $95,300.00 $29,750.00 $59,000.00 $88,250.00 $117,500.00 $35,300.00 $70,100.00 $104,900.00 $139,700.00

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4 Signal Faces

Pedestrian Overpass Pedestrian Countdown Signals

$1,000,000.00 EA Install LED Signal, pole, pedestal, control Install LED Signal to Existing Pole

Roundabout

$3,000.00 $900.00

EA EA

$650,000.00

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Additional Street Lighting

Add to Existing Wood Pole Install Complete System (pole, light, etc.)

$500.00 $3,500.00

EA EA

School Crossing Sign

Sign only (30 in.) Sign only (36 in.) Breakway post

$37.00 $59.00 $20.00

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Portable Stop Sign

Type II Barricade w/Stop Sign

$120.00

EA

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Proposed Projects for Dubuque Schools PROJECT TYPE

CATEGORY

PRICE

UNIT

Traffic Calming Devices

Speed Tables (Bump) Raised Intersections Traffic Circles Chicanes Chokers Center Islands Median Barriers Half Closures Full Closures Diagonal Diverters

$2,500.00 $12,500.00 $10,000-$15,000 $14,000.00 $7,000-$10,000 $8,000-15,000 $10,000-20,000 $40,000.00 $120,000.00 $85,000.00

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$500-$1200

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Additional Bike Racks Children Playing Signs

Sign only Sign w/breakway post

$25.00 $45.00

EA EA

Student Crossing Guards

Training and Equipment for Students

$5,000.00

YR

Install Fence

Chain Link (vinyl coated) Chain Link 42 in. High Chain Link 48 in. High Chain Link 72 in. High Chain Link 96 in. High Field Fence

$23.00 $15.00 $18.00 $35.00 $75.00 $6.50

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$10,000.00

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Surveillance Camera Restrict Right Turn On Red

Sign Installation on Existing Pole

EA

Close Street to Through Traffic

No Through Traffic Sign Type 3 Barricade

$500.00

EA EA

Shrub Removal

One man, Dmp Trk, and Chipper

$65.00

HR

Tighten Turn Radius

Remove Existing & Construct

$32.00

LF

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CATEGORY

Widen Pedestrian/Cyclist Area

Asphalt Concrete

Extend Grant Park to 16th Street

Not Possible

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Projects by Type

1

Extend Grant Park to 16th Street

1

Widen Pedestrian/Cyclist Area

Tighten Turning Radius

1

Shrub Removal

1

Close Street to Through Traffic

4 2

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Restrict Right Turn on Red

4 2

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Surveillance Camera

Stop Signs

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Install Fence

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Student Crossing Guards

Build Sidewalks 1

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Children Playing Signs

Curb Extensions 2 2

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Additional Bike Racks

No Parking Areas 1 2 2

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Traffic Calming Devices

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Portable Stop Sign

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School Crossing Sign

7

Additional Street Lighting

6

Roundabout

5

Pedestrian Countdown Signals

4

Pedestrian Overpass

3

Fully Signalized Crosswalks

2

Adult Crossing Guards

Audubon Marshall Jefferson Fulton Sageville Eisenhower Mazzuchelli/Wahlert Resurrection Carver Roosevelt Hempstead Hoover Kennedy Irving St. Anthony/OLG Senior Table Mound Bryant St. Columbkille Washington Lincoln Central Prescott Holy Ghost TOTAL

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Fully Signalized Intersection

Project Type

Flashing School Crossing Lights

Project No

High Visibility Painted Crosswalks

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Project Cost Estimates by Type The total number of projects in each group were multiplied by cost estimates from pages 211 - 214 to produce a cost estimate by project type. High and low cost estimates are meant to account for different material types the extent of the final projects. No estimate was made for projects that were measured in linear feet or hours. Final cost estimates for these projects will depend on the scope of the projects which has not been determined at this time. Unit Abbreviations: EA = Each, LF = Linear Foot, SF = Square Foot, YR = Year, SY = Square Yard Project No

Project Type

1 High Visibility Painted Crosswalks 2 Flashing School Crossing Lights 3 Fully Signalized Intersection 4 Adult Crossing Guards 5 No Parking Areas 6 Curb Extensions 7 Build Sidewalks 8 Bike Lane or Sharrows 9 Stop Signs 10 Fully Signalized Crosswalks 11 Pedestrian Overpass 12 Pedestrian Countdown Signals 13 Roundabout 14 Additional Street Lighting 15 School Crossing Sign 16 Portable Stop Sign 17 Traffic Calming Devices 18 Additional Bike Racks Projects Unique to One Specific School 19 Children Playing Signs 20 Student Crossing Guards 21 Install Fence 22 Surveillance Camera 23 Restrict Right Turn on Red 24 Close Street to Through Traffic 25 Shrub Removal 26 Tighten Turning Radius 27 Widen Pedestrian/Cyclist Area 28 Extend Grant Park to 16th Street

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Total Number of Projects 49 37 20 15 12 12 9 8 7 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2

Cost - Low Cost Estimate High Estimate $1,000 $3,000 $12,500 $$175,000 $$10,000 $$$$$$$$$$80 $320 $242,000 $139,700 $1,000,000 $$900 $3,000 $650,000 $$500 $3,500 $20 $59 $120 $$2,500 $120,000 $500 $1,200

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