Pedestrian Traffic in the French Quarter
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Bike Traffic and Bike User Studies

Baseline Traffic Update for Target Field Station Transit Interchange Serving the Downtown
Minneapolis Entertainment District, 2013
First baseline study in 2009 and update studies in 2010 and 2011
Client:  for Hennepin County MN in 2013

At the Target Field (Rail) Station on the edge of the Minneapolis downtown Entertainment District and the Twins professional baseball park, heavy and light rail commuter traffic, bike traffic, sidewalk traffic, car traffic and transit center users all converge. Baseline sidewalk and LRT platform user counts have been conducted for the County Rail Authority over many years by Pedestrian Studies. The long term study of transportation development impacts has allowed for a documentation of traffic impacts from the emerging transportation modes, renovation of an office building, and development of new housing within walking distance.   To date, the studies have been controlled to avoid impacts of ballpark event traffic, and focus only on the weekday downtown commuter traffic and daily/Saturday neighborhood resident traffic dynamics.

Enhancing the Bike User Experience in Downtown Alexandria MN, Fall 2013

Client: Douglas County.     Status: Report Delivered
Project Team Included City of Alexandria and Alexandria Tourism staff, and Downtown Business Owner Association

Recommendations for Bike Wayfinding, Biker Amenities on Major Street, and Visual Enhancements
Peter conducted walking audits of the shopper physical and visual experience in downtown Alexandria MN.  City staff, Douglas County Health Department staff, Tourism and Convention Bureau staff, and downtown store owners and Downtown Business Association leaders provided input to the Walking and Biking Connections analysis.  

Exact placement and design of sidewalk amenities and wayfinding elements which would reinforce the vital Walking and Biking Connections and retail traffic were discussed and shown in detailed maps.  The visual cues that would lure traffic to the ends of each block on the main shopping street were electronic information kiosks, public art, and wayfinding signs for drivers and pedestrians/bikers, parking lot identity signs, improved signage and design of storefront and parking lot entrances, and installation of walking time signs at visitor traffic generators.  Temporary placement of small platforms (parklets) filling a parking space next to the curb was also recommended.

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