NOTE: SINCE THIS WAS FIRST PUBLISHED, WE HAVE LEARNED THAT THIS LIST IS NOT NECESSARILY COMPLETE AND THAT THERE ARE STILL CHANCES THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE BIKE/PED PROJECTS COULD BE INCLUDED. STAY TUNED
The following list of projects was copied from a list provided by the US Conference of Mayors, and is not warrantied to be complete. We do not have explanations for any of these projects, all of which are supposed to be more or less "shovel-ready." We note with interest that the list does not contain any specific reference to the West Ashley Greenway, or to the Bike/Ped crossing over the Ashley River.
Each line contains the project name, the dollar amount, and the number of estimated jobs.
White Point Gardens Phase II 2,000,000 34
Charlotte Street Park 2,100,000 35
Woodland Road Park 2,000,000 35
Ball Field Lighting at Six Locations 2,100,000 37
Brittle Bank Park Pier Restoration and Bank Stabilization 2,500,000 44
City of Charleston Rosemont Development 2,000,000 50
Gilchrist Properties 1,500,000 50
Elliotborough Park 3,000,000 51
Dill Tract Park Development 3,000,000 53
Waterfront Park Restoration 3,000,000 53
Stoney Field Renovation 5,000,000 89
Ladson House Redevelopment 2,000,000 100
Meetng & Morrison Street Revitalization 2,000,000 100
Concord Park 6,500,000 111
Boyer's Court & Indian Street Redevelopment 2,000,000 120
Reuse/Redevelopment 2,000,000 200
St. Phillip/Fishburne Properties 2,500,000 200
West Ashley Site 3,000,000 200
City Wide Aquatic Facilites Repairs/Renovations 12,000,000 215
Dill Tract Park Development Phase II 18,000,000 242
Charleston Development Academy 3,000,000 250
CRBN Infrastructure 16,290,000 255
St. Andrews Garden Apartments 3,000,000 350
Johns Island Five Acre Site 2,750,000 400
Horizon Parking Deck 24,000,000 408
Ray Site on Johns Island 2,400,000 660
PILOT PROGRAM...from California Chronicle..
"Bike sharing will help connect thousands of residents and commuters to their workplaces and shopping destinations by providing bikes that they can easily borrow," said Mayor Newsom. "This bike sharing pilot project will allow us to test and perfect the bikes and technology that will be used in our citywide network."
The pilot program will include 50 bikes located at five stations on non-city property (as required by a Court injunction until environmental review of the City's Bicycle Plan is complete). Each station will have either nine or 12 bikes and will provide approximately 50 percent more bicycle parking slots to help ensure proper distribution between available bikes and open, available drop-off spots. The stations will be in the Financial District, Mission Bay, the Presidio, Civic Center and the City College campus.
Bike sharing customers will sign-up through an online registration system linked to the website of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages the City's Bicycle Program. Registration will require a valid credit card to charge an annual user fee, hourly fees, and to provide security for lost bikes (which will be the responsibility of the user). A subscription will provide members access to all rental stations and the use of a bike for a limited period of time per day.
"We are committed to the vision of increasing bicycling in San Francisco through innovative programs like bike sharing," said SFMTA Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
According to the 2007 Census update, 2.7 percent of San Franciscans commute via bicycle compared to an average of 0.5 percent in the United States and 0.9 percent in California. The SFMTA's 2007-2008 Bicycle Count found a 25 percent increase in bicycling over the previous year, and a 2008 survey showed that fully 6 percent of all trips in San Francisco are made by bicycle.
The start-up costs for the pilot program are estimated to be between $400,000 and $500,000, while the annual operating costs are projected to be $450,000. As provided for in the SFMTA's Transit Shelter Advertising Contract with Clear Channel, these costs are for Clear Channel to staff the pilot program and have responsibility for installation and maintenance.
Today in Paris, Mayor Newsom received a briefing on the history, organization and success of the "Velib" or bicycle share program in Paris, and toured the repair, design and showroom facilities along with the research and development facility. The "Velib" program was introduced by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe as a way to reduce traffic and environmental
degradation in Paris by having a shared bicycle program encompass the entire city. Today Paris has over 20,000 bicycles as part of the "Velib" program and it has proven to be very popular and successful.