Build It Quickly Part One: From Pop-up to Permanent
Low-stress networks with protected bikeways and intersections will transform our communities, but it will be decades to build them, with current processes. Can’t we do it faster? The first part of this two-part workshop series looks at how San Jose went from a week-long pop-up protected bikeway to a two-year quick-build network of protected bikeways and intersections – all using inexpensive materials. It also looks at the “Go Human” program of the Southern California Association of Governments, which has implemented 36 tactical urbanism projects as official advocacy for safer street infrastructure. Our third example is from San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard, a vision zero corridor which will soon get a pilot 3-mile bus lane where bikes are allowed. Learn from their successes and mistakes, as well as how a quick-build project led to a successful grant application to make the quick-build “paint and plastic” facilities permanent with hardscape improvements.