Anderson Street Neighborhood Byway Design
TYLin developed design plans and construction documents to create the Anderson Street Neighborhood Byway in Portland, Maine.
A neighborhood byway, or bicycle boulevard, is a street that prioritizes bicycling and walking modes while maintaining vehicular traffic. It includes wayfinding and streetscape enhancements. The neighborhood byway on Anderson Street between Fox Street and the Bayside Trail improves safety, accessibility, and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians in Portland’s East Bayside area.
TYLin was responsible for concept design development, final design plans, and bid documents for the preferred option. Designs included full cross-section details encompassing sidewalks, esplanade/landscaping, on-street parking, travel lanes, and other treatments to ensure the safety of all users.
TYLin provided traffic analyses related to access management, roadway design elements, traffic control, signage, pavement markings, and intersection operations.
- Intersection designs feature mini-circles.
- TYLin supported the extensive public outreach effort and consensus-building process, including public and direct property-owner meetings.
- By capitalizing on a large stormwater conduit project in the vicinity, TYLin was able to incorporate extensive utility, drainage, and green stormwater infrastructure upgrades into this project.
- TYLin integrated transportation, placemaking, and stormwater management best practices for the evolving neighborhood’s main street.