The City of Oxford Pathways Commission and the University of Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee have jointly proposed a temporary project that would allow the city and university to evaluate the potential benefits of implementing Oxford's newly revised complete streets policy on the section of University Avenue between the University of Mississippi Museum (5th St.) and Grove Loop. This pop-up demonstration will take place on street sections maintained by both the city and the university. The project is proposed to stay in place for much of July 2015.
This project involves temporarily applying configurations and collecting data to study if by design the street can facilitate efficient traffic flow within the speed limit and safer pedestrian crossing.
• Using temporary/removable paint and tape and some planters, change the current four-lane configuration to include:
o Two travel lanes for motorists, two bike lanes, and one center turn lane
o Shared bike & motorists lanes at intersections
o Pedestrian island(s) & crosswalk(s) to facilitate safer mid-block crossing
• Materials provided by the Office of Sustainability and crowd sourced funding
• Labor provided by volunteers (placement & removal)
• Evaluation (one of Oxford's focus points for the Mayor’s Challenge) will include:
o Speed data collected by City of Oxford
o Bicycle & pedestrian counts provided volunteers
o Comments & feedback collected by Pathways & Office of Sustainability
Why this location?