Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path


PROJECT DOCUMENTS:

Draft Feasibility Report:

Draft Feasibility Report (pages 1 – 46)       Draft Feasibility Report (pages 47 – 85)

Appendix A

Appendix B (pages 1 – 101)     Appendix B (pages 102 – 201)     Appendix B (pages 202 – 313)

Other Documents

Existing Conditions Report          FAQS      Safety Review and Comparison    StoryMap       Sept 2021 CRTPA Board Agenda

Project Presentation 10/2020          Tree Assessment

MATERIALS FROM NOVEMBER 4, 2021 PUBLIC MEETING

There were numerous “boards” that provided information at the November 4, 2021 Public Meeting.  These boards, are shown below by the segment of the project.

Segment 1 – Betton Road to Armistead Road

Existing Conditions, Evaluated Alternatives, Path Example 1, Path Example 2, McCord Ditch

Segment 2 – Armistead Road to Woodgate Way

Existing Conditions, Evaluated Alternatives, Preferred Alternative, West Side Sidewalk, Path Example 1, Peacefield Example

Segment 3 – Woodgate Way to Live Oak Plantation Road/Metropolitan Boulevard

Existing Conditions, Evaluated Alternatives, Preferred Alternative, Path Example

Market District Connector

Market District Description and Example, Market District Alternatives 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

January CRTPA Meeting – Details TBD

PROJECT UPDATES:

October 25, 2021

The last Q&A Session will be held tonight at 7 PM.  Please use the following link

Q&A Session #3 – Completed

October 21, 2021

Over the course of the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path project there are a lot of frequently asked questions, so were are creating a Thomasville Road FAQ page to provide some insight into the project.  If you have any questions, please ask, question might end up on the FAQ page.

October 19, 2021

TODAY!!!  (October 19, 2021) the CRTPA is hosting a second (and last) Pop-Up event for the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path.  This will be held on Maclay Commerce Drive near the intersection of Maclay Boulevard from 5 PM to 7 PM.  You can view a map HERE

This Pop-Up event is for you to ask questions, provide written comments, or learn about the project.  There are no presentations associated with these events, we will have a table, some maps and some comment forms for you, as well as including you email address to receive additional updates as the project moves forward.

October 18, 2021

Recently, there has been some questions about the conditions of the trees as they are shown in the Draft Existing Conditions Report.  The Urban Forester reports that the conditions are as follows:

A tree in good condition has a healthy canopy and minor branch loss, cavities, or decay.

A tree In fair condition has some canopy decline (thin foliage), and more significant branch loss, cavities, and decay.

A tree in poor condition has extensive canopy decline, wounding, branch loss, cavities, or decay.

October 15, 2021

The Safety Review and Comparison memo will be presented to the CRTPA Board at the October 19, 2021 CRTPA Retreat.

October 15, 2021

The CRTPA will be hosting the final Public Engagement meeting for the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path.  So, if you want to provide comments, discuss the project with the Project Team, review the project maps, in person, please join us on November 4, 2021 at the School of Arts and Sciences located at 3208 Thomasville Road at 7 PM.

October 14, 2021

Q&A Session 1 – Bring your questions, get some answers

Join conversation (microsoft.com)

Week of October 4, 2021

This week we have our first Pop-Up event which will be at Waverly Pond (1209 Waverly Road) from 5 PM to 7 PM.  We have also scheduled the second Pop-Up event, which will be held on October 19, 2021 at the intersection of Maclay Commerce Drive and Maclay Boulevard (click here for location map) beginning at 5 PM and ending at 7 PM.

DO NOT PARK AT THE SAGE PARKING LOT, OR YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO HAVING YOUR VEHICLE TOWED.

As a reminder, The Pop-Up events are for you to ask questions, provide written comments, or learn about the project.  There are no presentations associated with these events, we will have a table, some maps and some comment forms for you, as well as including you email address to receive additional updates as the project moves forward.

Week of September 27, 2021

We have created a StoryMap for the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path for access using the following link:

Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path StoryMap

The StoryMap has a lot of information and links to documents that are associated with the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path.  At the end of the StoryMap you can provide comments as necessary.

Week of September 21, 2021

The second round of Public Engagement has started.  We have three Question and Answer Sessions that will be held on the follow dates:

October 14, 2021 at 7 PM – TEAMS Meeting Link (Completed)

October 21, 2021 at 7 PM – TEAMS Meeting Link (Completed)

October 25, 2021 at 7 PM – TEAMS Meeting Link

In addition to these virtual meetings we will be holding “Pop-Up” events on October 4, 2021 and October 19, 2021.  These events are for you to ask questions, provide written comments, or learn about the project.  There are no presentations associated with these events, we will have a table, some maps and some comment forms for you, as well as, including you email address to receive additional updates as the project moves forward.  The first of the Pop-Up events is scheduled for October 4, 2021 at Waverly Pond (1209 Waverly Road) from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Week of September 6, 2021

The Existing Conditions Report is completed as well as the September 13, 2021 CRTPA Board Agenda

Week of June 7, 2021

We have aggregated the Existing Conditions into a series of section along Thomasville Road (Betton Road to Metropolitan Boulevard) to provide some basic information regarding the project.  Please use the link below to access the maps:

Thomasville Road Existing Conditions

Recently, we were asked a series of questions from Rose Hollow Homeowners Association about the project (the Week of June 7, 2012).  These are really good questions and include additional information for the project.  The responses are linked below.

Rose Hollow HOA questions and responses

Week of June 21, 2021

On Monday June 21, 2021,the Project Team met with Betton Hills Neighborhood Association to discuss options for the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path that include Trescott Drive.  The transcripts and Video can be found below.

Betton Hills NA Transcript

Betton Hills NA Video


As the initial pilot project for the 2019 Tallahassee-Leon County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update, the Thomasville Road corridor has been identified as one of the significant gaps in the bicycle/pedestrian network. Currently, Thomasville Road has limited pedestrian and bicycle facilities and substandard bike lanes in portions of the corridor. The limits for this feasibility study will be from Betton Road/Bradford Road (south) to approximately Live Oak Planation Road (north), with the intent to  determine connectivity from this northern terminus into the Market Square District. This feasibility study will determine to what extent, considering costs and impacts, can a shared-use path be accommodated along this corridor.

Flexibility in design, the use of technology, and a focus on safety will all be incorporated into a flexible design of the preferred option. The primary goal of the Thomasville Road shared-use path will provide a safe facility for residents in the area to travel via bicycle or walking. The study area corridor connects to over a dozen neighborhoods, expanding the bicycle and pedestrian network to a significant amount of people. To determine the feasibility of this shared-use path, existing right-of-way will be documented along with environmental or physical barriers, and other factors such as grade. The feasibility study approach will include conducting field visits after appropriate data collection has occurred to develop an inventory of corridor constraints which will form the basis for developing possible innovative solutions for consideration by the project team.

Thomasville Road Feasibility Study

Phase I – Data Collection

The Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path Feasibility Study was initiated in January of 2020 and focused on the collection of existing conditions along the corridor.  This data ranged from:

  • Sidewalk location and conditions
  • Available Right of Way
  • Existing Bicycle Facilities
  • Intersections
  • Parks and Recreation Connections
  • Schools
  • Preliminary Tree Assessment
  • Road Conditions
  • Location of Utility Poles
  • ADA Conditions
  • Transit Stop Locations

In addition to the existing data the Project Team has established seven (7) Goals to direct the project.

Safety –  Provide a safe connection between destinations along Thomasville Road.

Accessibility – Create a facility that is accessible to variety of user types, and is appropriate for at least three of the four bicycle comfort levels in the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Network Connectivity – Grow network connectivity by providing opportunities to access destinations along and beyond Thomasville Road.

Positive User Experience – Ensure positive user experience by incorporating natural features, creative design, and ADA compliance.

Equitable – Make the facility available to people with disabilities, low-income areas, aging populations, and areas of low vehicle ownership.

Multimodal – Accommodate a variety of modes on the facility.

Health and Recreation – Provide opportunities for extended trips to recreate and exercise.

This initial phase of the project focused on a technical review of the corridor to ensure that the opportunities and challenges were identified along the corridor.  This information was presented to the CRTPA Board on October 19, 2020 via a Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path presentation.

Basic information about the project can be found on this project sheet.

This marked the end of the data collection phase and the beginning of the Public Engagement phase which is scheduled to start in January of 2021.

Phase II – Public Engagement

The first set of public meetings are going to be held at the end of April and beginning of May 2021.  This will include a virtual meeting room that will run from April 27 to May 4 and two Question and Answer meetings on April 29, 2021 and May 3, 2021.  Additional information regarding these meetings will be provided in advance with links on the CRTPA “News and Projects” section on the main page of the website.  Lastly, We have also created a newsletter in advance of these meetings which provides some background as these virtual meeting begin.

The Virtual Project Room is now closed.  However, the boards from the Virtual Project room can be found below:

Virtual Project Room

In addition to the Virtual Project Room link below are links to the transcripts and videos from Q&A Session 1 and Q&A Session #2.

Q&A Session #1 Transcripts

Q&A Session #1 Video

Q&A Session #2 Transcripts

Q&A Session #2 Video

Q&A Session #3 Transcript

Q&A Session #3 Video

We have aggregated the Existing Conditions into a series of section along Thomasville Road (Betton Road to Metropolitan Boulevard) to provide some basic information regarding the project.  Please use the link below to access the maps:

Thomasville Road Existing Conditions

Recently, we were asked a series of questions from Rose Hollow Homeowners Association about the project (the Week of June 7, 2012).  These are really good questions and include additional information for the project.  The responses are linked below.

Rose Hollow HOA questions and responses

On Monday June 21, 2021,the Project Team met with Betton Hills Neighborhood Association to discuss options for the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path that include Trescott Drive.  The transcripts and Video can be found below.

Betton Hills NA Transcript

Betton Hills NA Video

As the project moves forward and you have questions or comments, please contact Jack Kostrzewa at:

mailto:john.kostrzewa@crtpa.org

We can also be found on Facebook at TvilleRoadMUP

 

 

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