Reduce the current transportation mode split of 64% Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) use for work trips to increase active transportation modes (walking, biking, and transit) by implementing the Bicycle + Pedestrian Transportation Plan, the Complete Streets policy, Vision Zero, and other programs to create safe streets for all road users, particularly vulnerable road users
Develop a Safe Routes for Older Adults program to address transportation needs of those 65+ years through fixed route and on-demand EV transit options, investing in walking and bicycling infrastructure, and promoting e-bikes/adaptive bikes/adult trikes for older adults. Aim for a 10% alternative mode share by Older Adults.
Adopt a Vision Zero plan to reduce injuries to all road users, particularly vulnerable road users. Reduce traffic injuries to zero.
Conduct a feasibility study to determine candidate streets for protected bicycle infrastructure as this facility type addresses the “interested but concerned” population that would bike if separated from vehicular traffic.
Continue the Safe Routes to School program that has an existing 68% active and shared mode split (bike, walk, carpool, transit), aim for 75% in 2030.
Encourage the use of bike and/or scooter sharing, and the provision of required infrastructure throughout Palo Alto, especially at transit stations and stops, job centers, community centers, and other destinations.
Reduce speed limits to 15mph on 25% of City streets for less bicyclist stress and more bicyclist and pedestrian friendliness and safety.
Develop regional and local bicycle highways to provide uninterrupted bike commutes.
Increase the number of bike facilities, including bike parking and signalized intersections with bicycle accommodations (e.g. bicycle signal heads, bicycle detection, integrated bike/ped counters into signals, colored/buffered/protected bicycle lanes).
Designate vehicle-free streets to encourage economic activity and recreational uses.
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