Request for Proposals
Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan
Laguna Beach, CA
Submittal Deadline: 04/26/2013
The goal is to create an action-oriented Plan that promotes a multi-modal City transportation/circulation network that is pedestrian friendly, traffic-calmed, congestion-mitigated, and providing frequent and reliable transit service between home, workplace, school, recreation and shopping for residents and visitors. The plan would specifically focus on a balanced, multi-modal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, highways, sidewalks and trails, including pedestrians, bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, seniors, movers of commercial goods and users of public transportation, as well as motorists.
The Plan will focus on public involvement and will include public workshops and presentations to solicit input on parking and mobility perceived conditions in the City. The workshops will include presentations and discussions in regard to the relationship of the City's current circulation conditions, and the ultimate goal of attaining a balanced multimodal transportation network. The Plan preparation efforts would utilize dynamic media outreach techniques for ongoing public input through a project website. The planning process would also include separate public meetings for individual stakeholders and communities to isolate individual needs of all transportation user types.
A consulting firm will assist the City in the preparation of the Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan. The City’s consultant will have extensive experience in transportation planning, parking planning and transportation related management systems with a focus on implementing the latest multi-modal City transportation systems. The consultant will also have a broad range experience with assessment of existing transportation networks and guiding/transitioning future multi-modal complete streets transportation systems and capital investments.
OVERALL PROJECT OBJECTIVES
The Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan will outline a long-term, comprehensive vision for a multi-modal City transportation network and guide future transportation capital investment and development entitlement decisions. The Plan will:
• Consider the movement of people.
• Consider all modes of transportation, but emphasize alternatives to the automobile, including bus/trolley, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
• Maximize the use of existing streets by all users.
• Include recommendations on parking facilities and policies, including pricing and take into consideration recommendations that are concluded in the City’s upcoming Downtown and Laguna Canyon Road Parking Management Plan.
• Be coordinated with land use to support the City's residential, commercial, office, light industrial and visitor serving uses.
• Be environmentally sensitive by reducing congestion, decreasing emissions per passenger mile, and encouraging non-polluting modes of transportation, such as electric vehicles.
• The Plan will include the implementation of technological enhancements to the City's mobility system, including smart phone "Apps" that: 1) track and map the City's trolleys in real time, 2) identify remote parking lots and parking fees, and 3) identify available on street parking metered spaces in real time.
• At every stage of plan development, the plan will include public participation and stakeholder involvement to the maximum extent possible.