Improving Road/Street Safety for All Users

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Florida Boulevard, Louisiana

Florida Boulevard, Louisiana
Florida Boulevard, Louisiana

Traffic Safety was identified as a high priority by residents. The busiest streets of the City are State Highways which have heavy traffic.  Residents cited numerous concerns about conflicts between vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DODT) has identified Range Avenue as the heaviest traffic in Livingston Parish.  It is difficult for a pedestrian to cross Range Avenue.  There are insufficient sidewalks for pedestrians to navigate the City.

The desired outcomes of this community project are to:

  • Improve mobility of all community members
  • Improve traffic flow throughout the city
  • Create safe and accessible places to walk and bike
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles and active transportation

This project has 4 components:

  • Analyze and map vehicle crash data
  • Develop a safety action plan
  • Develop a Bike and Pedestrian Plan
  • Develop a Complete Streets Ordinance and Design Guidelines

Possible Funding Sources, Technical Assistance, and Partners:

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • LA Dept. of Transportation
  • Capital Region Planning Commission
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Estimated Timeline: Medium Term (1-3 years)

Estimated Cost: Moderate (>$100k)

April 12, 2018 The City of Denham Springs was awarded inclusion in the Local Road Safely Program for 7 local roadways in the City of Denham Springs.  This program will evaluate the 7 highest crash sites in Denham Springs and put in countermeasures to lower the number of crashes.

The City of Denham Springs is working with Capital Region Planning Commission to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This plan should be ready around the first quarter of 2019.

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