|Submission Date||Oct. 31, 2019|
Utah State University
IN-48: Innovation B
|0.50 / 0.50||
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Since USU's last STARS and Bike Friendly University report, it has invested heavily in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure:
• Approximately $100,000 invested in new bike racks and covered bike racks (in addition to racks associated with new buildings)
• $500,000 to develop the Canyon Connector paved multiple use path. The path is one mile total, with USU and Logan City sharing the cost. This was a challenging project which involved collaboration between USU, Logan City, Utah Department of Transportation and a private golf course. It required several years of planning, fundraising, and construction along a busy highway corridor connecting the university to three trail systems at the mouth of the Logan Canyon. The path also connects to neighborhoods, allowing for much safer bike commuting. This trail connector was determined to be USU students number one priority in a survey done at USU for recreation and open space planning.
• $500,000 to install .35 miles of new sidewalk, pedestrian lighting, and bike lanes along 1000 North.
• $500,000 for a new HAWK mid-block crosswalk between the Stadium and Blue Square Housing / Retail on 800 East to provide a safe pedestrian crosswalk.
• Collaboration with Logan City to provide painted bike lanes for .9 miles on 800 East (east campus road).
• $2 M. investment to improve 700 North, the street bisecting the campus, for safety, congestion, and aesthetics. A major driver of the project was to reduce transit delays. Complete streets and sustainable storm water design strategies were employed. The storm water improvements received an EPA grant. New bike lanes for a total length of .5 mile.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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