Request for Qualifications

Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan

INCOG

Tulsa, OK

Posted: 04/08/2013
Submittal Deadline: 05/03/2013

Website: http://www.incog.org/Transportation/2013bikepedplan.html


INCOG is accepting statements of qualifications for a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. This submittal is for consultant qualifications only. DO NOT PROVIDE PROPOSED FEES FOR THIS PROJECT.

Qualifications are to be mailed or delivered to: INCOG, Attn: James Wagner; 2 W. 2nd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74103 by May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm. Provide 10 hard copies of your Statement of Qualifications and send an electronic copy to jwagner@incog.org. INCOG may develop a short list from the submittals and selected consultants will be invited to submit a proposal or interview. It is anticipated that a contract will be negotiated with the selected firm.

For more information and a complete RFQ document, visit http://www.incog.org/Transportation/2013bikepedplan.html or contact James Wagner at (918) 584-7526.


I. Introduction.

INCOG is seeking a qualified consultant or team of consultants to develop a Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan with the purpose of providing a comprehensive regional plan for pedestrian and bicycle improvements; providing connectivity to the existing regional trail network using on-street treatments; improving pedestrian and bicycle safety; becoming more strategic in competing for pedestrian and bicycle funding; and identifying barriers, with solutions, for residents to safely access destinations using walking or bicycling modes within the Tulsa region.

II. Project Area and Description

The Plan area will be in the Tulsa Transportation Management Area (TMA), which includes the municipalities of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A TMA map can be downloaded here: http://www.incog.org/Transportation/maps/TMA_Map.pdf

III. Background

In June 1998, INCOG employed a consulting team to prepare the Trails Master Plan for the Tulsa Transportation Management Area (TMA). The Plan addressed policies, programs, and physical improvements and offered recommendations for improving community access to outdoor resources by building a network of off-road multi-purpose paved trails addressing the trail needs of community residents related to recreation, transportation, and economic pursuits. It identified 44 corridors throughout the metro area to be developed over 15 years. The resulting Trails Master Plan proposed a 283 mile network of off-street multipurpose trails and a 207 mile system of on-street bikeways throughout the TMA. The Trails Master Plan was developed by INCOG in association with a steering committee of citizens, a team of national and local consultants, and residents of the metro area. It was adopted by INCOG in 1999.

As of 2012, approximately 35% (98 miles) of the total planned miles for the 283 mile trail system have been built or are funded, with many of the projects either in the design or construction phases.

INCOG supports a regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) which is comprised of 19 members representing city staff and citizens involved and interested in bicycle and pedestrian issues. Formed in July 2011, the mission of the BPAC is to promote Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation & Planning (5-E’s) concepts pertaining specifically to bicycling and pedestrian modes, and to provide input into the planning processes to INCOG and its member cities. The BPAC provides input on a future Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan, for which funding is currently pending. The BPAC also serves as a resource to other cities and agencies requiring public input pertaining to the bicycle and pedestrian environment. A site containing BPAC information, including the December 2012 recommendations can be found here: http://www.incog.org/Transportation/bpac.html

It is expected that a steering committee, comprised of funding communities and BPAC members will be the primary sounding board for recommendations and goals for the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The final approval of the plan will be by the INCOG Transportation Policy Committee and the INCOG Board of Directors.