Mobility

2021-2022 Annual Budget



Mobility Strategies

The master thoroughfare plan is the community's transportation policy direction and provides a long-term vision of the major and local street network necessary to meet future travel needs. Land use and transportation decisions are intricately related, because they directly influence and impact one another. By coordinating land use and transportation decisions, we can ensure the public resources are allocated effectively and that they provide the infrastructure network required to facilitate redevelopment objectives.



Goal # 4

Ensure adequate access to undeveloped parcels and opportunity sites

Objective 4.1

Utilize the Master Thoroughfare Plan to prioritize future roadway improvements and guide mobility decisions


Priority Ranking: On-going

Action Item

Construct, improve or require right-of-way for roadway sections reflected on the Master Thoroughfare Plan that ar critical to City's street network

Purpose

The Master Thoroughfare Plan is designed to serve the community as full build-out.

Objective 4.2

Adopt guidelines for access management to increase street connectivity


Priority Ranking: 1

Action Item

Incorporate guidelines for access management with the City's street design standards

Purpose

Access management can encourage cross access by requiring minimum driveway distances. This will help with lot connectivity and reduce traffic congestion on public roadways.

Goal # 5

Promote and preserve access to nearby interstate systems

Objective 5.1

Coordinate with TxDOT and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to understand the access needs and planned improvements


Priority Ranking: On-going

Action Item

Continue to participate in regional transportation planning through NCTCOG to understand the impact of planned improvements for freeways within and surrounding the City of White Settlement.


Advocate for projects that will improve access and visibility for the City to support growth and mobility.

Purpose

Partnerships with TxDOT and NCTCOG can help achieve mobility strategies reflected in the Master Thoroughfare Plan.

Goal # 6

Enhance roadways design to increase connectivity and encourage alternative modes of transportation

Objective 6.1

Adopt policies and regulations to support better utilization of public infrastructure


Priority Ranking: 1

Action Item

Update street design criteria shown on Table 12 of 2040 Comprehensive Plan to plan for more efficient use of right-of-way.

Purpose

The City currently utilizes the City of Fort Worth's street sections which can be designed more efficiently to condense the amount of right-of-way for each street section. This adjustment may allow the City of White Settlement more options within existing rights-of-way, especially in areas that are constrained due to existing development or environmental features such as floodplain.

Objective 6.2

Conduct traffic and feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis of roadway improvements


Priority Ranking: 2

Action Item

Conduct Traffic and Feasibility Studies to determine cost, feasibility and construction timeline to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of roadways improvements.

Purpose

The Comprehensive Plan has identified the vision and established the framework for future roadway and pedestrian/bicycle facilities. The next steps are to determine the logistics on how and when improvements will be constructed. The traffic and feasibility studies will help identify any problems that may arise in the future, determine final design specifications, cost estimates, and a construction timeline.

Objective 6.3

Develope context sensitive streets for the City's Special Areas (Town Center and Mixed-Use Overlay) and on-street bike facilities


Priority Ranking: 2

Action Item

Adopt a complete street policy for streets within the Town Center Overlay and those planned with on-street bike facilities as shown in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan shown in Figure 53 of 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Purpose

"Complete Streets" will achieve context sensitive solution to enhance walkability in the Town Center Overlay and to incorporate proposed on-street bike facilities show in Figure 53.

Objective 6.4

Develop partnerships to improve awareness of public transportation options through outreach, marketing, and educational efforts; identify opportunities as they become available


Priority Ranking: On-going

Action Item

Work with North Texas Council of Governments and local transit providers to identify opportunities for public outreach and education about public transportation opportunities.

Purpose

Introducing public transportation through marketing and outreach, builds understanding and advocacy. Initial efforts, such as park and ride lots or van-share and carpooling services, can set the stage for more robust efforts to bring more transportation options to the City. This should not require funding nor resources from the City. Providing for ride-share parking, bike parking and park and ride lots should be discussed when land development regulations are updated.

Goal # 7

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Objective 7.1

Evaluate the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for on-going maintenance needs, as well as new facilities required to serve the community


Priority Ranking: On-going

Action Item

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Objective 7.2

Develop an annual budget review process and priorities on continued maintenance and upkeep


Priority Ranking: On-going

Action Item

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