Completing Complete Streets

Client: The City of Rye, The Town of Mamaroneck, The Village of Mamaroneck, The Village of Larchmont, and the Rye YMCA
Faculty: Melissa Kaplan-Macey
Team: Doris Lee, Stephanie Levinsky, Alex Lieber, Carlyn Maksymuk
Year: 2012
The Capstone team worked with the City of Rye, the Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Mamaroneck, and the Village of Larchmont to create a Complete Streets Manual and a pilot implementation guide for bike sharrows (shared right-of-way markings). The manual covers four administrative areas--law and policy, planning process, public outreach and education, and maintenance and financing--and analyzes what steps can be taken in each area to further a program of improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. The recommendations in these areas were based in part on best practices research focusing on similar towns in the tri-state area and New England, compiled in an interim memorandum delivered to the clients. The sharrows guide takes the municipalities step-by-step through the implementation of bicycle sharrows, which the team considers a readily achievable project.