Feedback Needed On Red Bank Road Design Options

Feedback Needed On Red Bank Road Design Options

The Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE) is looking for feedback on a proposal to add bicycle lanes to Red Bank Road between Woodford Road and the southern corporation line.

Red Bank Road is one of very few streets in the area that bicyclists can use to cross I-71 while traveling between Madisonville and Kennedy Heights. Additionally, bike lanes on this street segment would connect to the trail along Red Bank Road that is currently being developed as part of the Eastern Corridor Project.

There are three options for adding bicycle lanes to Red Bank Road.

Prior to developing the options, DOTE conducted parking studies along the corridor and determined that all residences within the corridor possess driveways, and that the existing on-street parking is only lightly utilized (an average of 2-4 cars per site visit).

DOTE’s examination of parking on Sundays has shown that the Kennedy Heights Church of Christ parking lot is approximately half-full during the service, and overflow on-street parking is not needed.

Option 1

This design provides a bicycle lane on both sides of the street between Woodford Road and the city corporation line to the south. On-street parking would be not be allowed except for 3 parking spots on the east side of the street near the Woodford Road intersection (per CMC 508-1-A(k), motor vehicles may not ever park in a bicycle lane). This design provides the most safety for bicyclists, and is most likely to encourage new riders. View Option 1.

Option 2

This design provides a bicycle lane on the east side of the street between Woodford Road and the city corporation line, and a slightly shorter bicycle lane on the west side of the street. Approximately 8 on-street parking spots would be available at the top of the street (approximately 3 spots on the east side, and 5 spots on the west side). Per CMC 508-1-A(k), motor vehicles may not ever park in a bicycle lane. This design also improves safety for bicyclists, and is very likely to encourage new riders. View Option 2.

Option 3

This design provides a one-way bicycle lane on the east side of the street between Woodford Road and the city corporation line. A bicycle lane would be provided on the west side of the street only between Congreve Avenue and the corporation line. On-street parking would be allowed on the west side of the street between Woodford Road and Congreve Avenue (per CMC 508-1-A(k), motor vehicles may not ever park in a bicycle lane). This option improves safety for slow moving bicyclists traveling uphill, but does not improve safety for bicyclists traveling downhill. This option will not encourage new riders to the same extent as Options 1 or 2, because inexperienced riders may be uncomfortable traveling downhill in the street with motor vehicle traffic. View Option 3.

Your Feedback

If you travel through this area regularly, we would like your input on these design options. Please complete the following feedback form prior to February 18. This project will also be discussed at the Kennedy Heights Community Council meeting on February 19, at 7:30pm at the Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church (6312 Kennedy Ave.).

What is your name?

What is your address? 

In which neighborhood do you live/work? 

Do you travel this stretch of road regularly? 

Which Option do you prefer? 

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