The purpose of this bicycle action plan is to review available data on bicycling in the City of Newburgh and establish a preliminary framework for building a stronger active transportation network.
UCS worked with the City and technical advisory committee to develop a multilingual digital survey to identify bike nodes throughout the City. UCS overlaid these destinations with traffic volume and crash data, and conducted a follow up survey to determine physical roadway constraints. UCS then developed a base map of proposed on-road facilities based on these factors, pairing busier, higher crash roadways with more robust design treatments, within the design constraints of existing street width and other roadway conditions. UCS also developed an implementation plan which maximized planned roadway construction. In addition to bike lanes and shared routes, UCS also made a series of additional recommendations on bike box placement, bicycle parking, and ebike regulations, as well as specific key performance indicators and data systems for tracking bicycle and pedestrian mobility.
UCS presented findings to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and has subsequently assisted in developing a grant application to fund a key feature of the recommended bike network – a protected bike route connecting Broadway with the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.