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Transportation Master Plan

Key findings

Goal

• Road network reaches capacity at 20,000 vehicles per day • This occurred on 10 days in 2012 and 33 days in 2013 • Congestion is limiting opportunities for economic growth • 2,000 pedestrians and 200 vehicles per hour at Caribou St. & Banff Ave. intersection • Bottlenecks at Bear & Buffalo St., and Buffalo St. & Banff Ave. create congestion over the Bow River bridge • Traffic should be intercepted before it reaches downtown

• To maximize traffic efficiency without building costly road • infrastructure •

2014 initiatives •

Alley

SENIOR BUS ZONE

NO PARKING

101 BEAR STREET LIBRARY & SENIOR CENTRE

BEAR STREET

WHYTE MUSEUM ACCESS

15 MINUTE PARKING

POST OFFICE

N O PA R K I N G

3 HR PARKING

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BUFFALO STREET 3 HOUR RV ONLY PARKING

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CENTRAL PARK

• Scramble crosswalks at Banff Ave. intersections Wolf, Caribou and Buffalo St.

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• Improve wayfinding signage to parking • •

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• Turning lanes on Buffalo and Bear St. by post office • Traffic counts and design work for traffic signals to be installed at Buffalo and Bear St. in 2015


Parking Management Key findings

Goals

Transportation Master Plan

• 1,400 parking stalls available, shortfall of 125 stalls at peak periods • Shortfall projected to increase to 360 in 10 years; 600 in 20 years • Up to 30% of traffic may be circling looking for parking • 500 vehicles enter the town between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. (offpeak and peak) • Bear St. parade is 13% full by 9 a.m. (off-peak and peak) • 56% of time violation tickets were issued to residents in 2012 • Most visitors (65% on weekends) stay for less than 5 hours • Estimated cost per stall in a parkade is $70,000; per stall in a surface lot is $40,000 • Payment in lieu by developers for not providing sufficient on-site parking is $21,000 per stall • To maximize the efficiency of the available parking downtown • To increase stall turnover and reduce congestion from circling motorists

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Aisle Width = 3m Stall Depth = 5.5m Stall Width = 3m Parking Angle = 60

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• 17 additional stalls created by changing parking stall layout in Central Park & Buffalo St. • 39 additional stalls on Spray Ave. • 33 additional stalls created with angle parking trial on Bow Ave. • Additional “RV Only stalls” on Elk St. at peak periods • Beaver St. parking lot change to 3 hour parking • Investigate user-pay parking—see related information

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Active Modes Key findings

Goal

Transportation Master Plan

• 45% of visitor trips and 50% of resident trips take place on bike or on foot • Pedestrian river crossings increased by 40% with the addition of the pedestrian bridge

• To maximize the awareness and use of the existing trail system

2014 initiatives • Legacy Trail connection on Norquay Road (completed) • Trails master plan

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Public Transit Key findings

Goal

Transportation Master Plan

• 5% of residents and 13% of visitors surveyed use Roam public transit local service • 42% of visitors surveyed stated that availability of transit is important when choosing a vacation destination • Roam regional service ridership has increased by over 80% — from 3,400/month riders to 6,200/month riders, since service began in December 2012 • The inaugural 2013 Cave and Basin summer weekend service attracted over 5,200 riders

• To increase ridership among residents, commuters and visitors

2014 initiatives • Ridership survey • Bus sign changes to enhance public awareness of a public transit system in Banff • Continue to work with Parks Canada to expand the service further into the national park

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