Options considerations

What options were considered in this study?

Based on previous studies and feedback from the public, the following strategies were included in this study:

  • Improved signal timing, priority and signal control
  • Improved corridor lighting
  • Changes to lane configuration at intersections
  • Priority for transit at intersections
  • Transit signal priority
  • Widening SR 305 to 3 or 4 lanes
  • Increased transit service
  • Parking changes in Winslow
  • New roundabouts
  • Bus rapid transit
    • Reversible transit lane
    • Dedicated northbound transit lane
    • Operating with general traffic
  • Separated pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • New signals
  • Turn lanes for improved access at intersections
  • Left turn restrictions at intersections
  • Increased park-and-ride capacity
  • Extended HOV lanes
  • Grade separation at SR 305/Bond Road
  • Improved local street connections off SR 305
  • Crash barriers on shoulders

What options were not considered in this study?

Several options were removed from consideration based on recommendations in previous studies:

  • Light rail: previous study showed expected ridership within the 20-year planning timeframe would be too low
  • Monorail: not appropriate with suburban/rural nature of corridor, and very low cost effectiveness
  • Automated fixed guideway: not a tested technology for public transportation in highway corridor setting and not appropriate for level of expected ridership within the 20- year planning time-frame
  • Magnetic levitation: low community support, poor reliability in previous applications, and very low cost effectiveness
  • Commuter rail: poor integration with ferry terminal and negative safety and traffic impacts

 

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