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Bicycle safety meetings & related activities,

Warning Alert for Bicycle & Pedestrian Activity

     

  • October 2012 - investigated concerns pedestrian & bicycle safety on Well Street, east of Locust. Submitt request/work order 90918  to obtain & install 8 W11-15 traffic signs [Warning of bicycle & pedestrian activities], 30" X 30" on breakaway polea at corner intersections on Wells & Geothermal between Locust Dr. Clubhouse Rd.  Traffic warning signs noting bike and pedestrian activities.  Polce requested to check area in early morning for traffic violations and ROTC requested to document safety concerns.

 

Bicyclist to ride with traffic

 

  • October 9, meeting of Southern New Mexico Bicycle Educators - Licensed Cycle Instructors met to discuss partnering opportunities on bike education initiatives. The BSC volunteers for social justice in the border area use bicycles for transportation to work sites and discuss possible support with bike education in exchange for LCI training them on Bicycling 123 Skills and maintenance.  Possible community hosting of regular Bicycle 123 Skills classes one Saturday a month at Peace Lutheran, rotate among LCIs, starting Spring 2013 through fall 2013.

 

  • September 2012 Committee members participated in Aggiefest!, Student Welcome, Sept 20 1- 3pm at the Corbett Center (info from Activity Review Committee .

Demonstation of bicycle use and literature handouts.

Regulations Bicyclists to ride with traffic

 

  • February 2012 - EHS submitted work order to remove and patch tripping hazard in street at intersection of Frenger Mall and McFie Circle.
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  • February 2, 2012 - Based on survey results at Espina & N. Horseshoe, EH&S submitted work order to obtain & install 6 MUTCD standard traffic 'Bicycle WRONG WAY (R5-1b)' and 'RIDE WITH TRAFFIC (R9-3c)' plaque signs on poles on N. & S. Horseshoe

 

  • February 2, 2012 - At Auxiliary / Bookstore buildling moved bicycle rack to more convenient location at south west corner of building. 
  • January 30, 2012 - Submitt work order to repaint crosswalk and install mid-street crosswalk signage at intersection of Espina at North Horseshoe
  • January 25, 2012 - Work order to install of new bicycle rack at D.Williams Hall. Removed older version as damageed and tripping hazard. 
  • December 2011 - proposal & funding to install bicycle Fix-It station at Corbett (Dec. 2011 meeting with Auxiliary - waiting on approval)

 

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Committee meeting, September 2011

Meeting scheduled with Unversity Safety Committe on Sept 7 (meeting minutes).  

The joint meeting included Pedestrian and Bike Safety discussion of:

  1. progress on campus bicycle/pedestrian safety (public awareness, classes);
  2. concerns voiced on pedestrian safety
  3. possible survey on campus pedestrians, bicyclists & other campus mall users on personal ped. safety, suggestions, needs, bike registration, conditions ratings, etc 

 

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Committee meeting, August 2011

Committee members participated in Aggiefest!, Wednesday, Aug 17th 1- 3pm at the Corbett Center (info from Eugene Conway). Demonstation of bicycle use and literature handouts.

Bicycle Safety Committee meeting, April 2011

In leu of an April meeting, the TS101 Bicycle Safety Class was provided on April 2. See class details at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/BikeSafety/index.html

 

Bicycle Safety Committee meeting, March 2011

March meeting : Meeting Agenda
Old Business
   1. Bicycle Skill Class -           April 2, TS101 Class Announcement posted on Bicycle Safety Website at
                                                   http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/BikeSafety/index.html
                                                   (other advertising, etc)
   2. Stewart St restriping         Review Steward Street striping (changes needed)
   3. Transportation Study :      NMSU Transportation & Parking survey yet, due January
   4. Geography/SpARC Map:     Posted new bus map from SpARC on Bike Safety Website
   5. Bus Schedule                      Posted Las Cruces Roadrunner Bus Routes & how to use bus bike carrier at
                                                   http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/BikeSafety/index.html#Roadrunner_info
   6. Committee charter           The Revised Bicycle Safety Committee charter was adopted by committee

New business
   1. Speed limit Stewart East
      of Locust                             Recommend 35mph to 25mph. I have discuss with NMSU Engineer.

   2. BR&R afety item:               Bicycle Safety recommendations for 2011/12
   3. Arrowhead Road Mods:  Re-do 2 to 4 lane, to include bike lane
   4. Bicycle 'How To's              Posted on Bicycle Safety Website at
                                                  http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/BikeSafety/bicycle-how-tos.html
Others??? email me.

Bicycle Safety Committee meeting, February 2011

No meeting, campus closed 3days Feb 2-5 due snow and cold (-5F)

Bicycle Safety Committeee meeting, January 2011

January 2011, Bike Safety Committee Meeting , Wednesday, Jan 12, 1pm, Acad. Research C rm 110
Meeting Agenda
Old Business

  1. Stewart St restriping            Restriped over holidays, VP to address complaints about street change
  2. Bicycle Skill Class -             Set for mid spring semester. Anything else needed?.
  3. Transportation Study :        Nothing on NMSU Transportation & Parking survey yet, due January 
  4. Bicycle Racks:                     Mostly complete Waiting on access to software to update map
  5. Construction:                       Art Complex, Espina, one lane with more traffic later, Knox temp closed
  6. Geography/SpARC Map:   Posted new bus map from SpARC which is to have bike routes 
  7. Committee charter               Latest draft of the charter?  Working committee to iron out items for passage
  8. Cart & Bike Safety Video    In the works

New business

  1. Safety item:                         Request to improve road curb with for pedestrians and bikes along Sam Steel.
  2. Arrowhead Road Mods:     re-do 2 to 4 lane, to include bike lane

Others??? email me.

--

David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, November 2010

November, Bike Safety Committee Mnthy Mtg 1pm

Agenda
  Old Business

Bicycle Safety Committee meeting, October 2010

October, Bike Safety Committee Mnthy Mtg 1pm
Agenda
  Old Business
    1. Bicycle Skill Class (Oct 16) Preparations
    - sign ups
    - Activity Request
    - liability form
    2. Stewart/Union Traffic light
    -City Engineer
    - signage
    3. Transportation Study
    - invitation to participate (see details below)
    4. Bike Safety improvements
    - BRR funding for modifications to Stewart
    5. Bicycle Racks
    - additions to map & database
    6. Construction
  New Business
    1. Geography class project
    - NMSU and Las Cruces area
    - Detailed mapping & GPS locations
    - bike racks
    - related items
  When:  Wed Oct 13 1pm – 2pm Mountain Time
 Where:  Academic Research C, rm 110 (EH&S training facility)
Thanks-- David Shearer

Transportation and Parking Study survey, October 2010

This note is to encourage you and others in the Bike Safety Committee, the Bike Racing Club and the NMSU bicycling community to respond & comment in the Transportation and Parking Study survey.  The survey was noted in the October 25 Hotline, as follows:

  • New NMSU Transportation & Parking survey.  As part of the transportation and parking study currently underway on campus, your assistance in completing a brief survey is critical to the accurate understanding of the parking and transportation issues on the NMSU campus. Please complete the one-page survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMSU Transportation and Parking Survey . Your responses are strictly confidential.
        For more information, please contact NMSU Transportation & Parking Services at 575-646-1839 or e-mail parking@nmsu.edu.

   In addition to the focus group recently held by the Transportation & Parking Study Committee, it is important that bicycle users at NMSU respond to the survey on bicycling as a mode of transportation.  The Bike Safety Advocacy Committee wants NMSU to be a bike friendly campus.
   There are at least five of 16 question and several open comment forms which relate to bicycle facilities and use on the NMSU campus. The survey is not restricted to NMSU students nor employees as it allows all the local bicyclist community to voice their comments on bicycle accommodations and the need for related facilities at NMSU.  The survey tracks the computer IP so multiple use of same computer for the survey may not be counted.
   Again the survey is at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMSUTransportationandParkingSurvey.
Thank you-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

 

Bicycle Safety Meeting, September 2010

Bicycle Safety Meeting, September 8, 1pm, Academic Research C, rm 110
 Meeting Agenda
  NEW BUSINESS
   1. NMSU Transportation & Parking Study -
          * presentation from Kick off meeting (attached)
          * how to get involved in study
          * Bike committee as a shareholder
   2. BR&R Funding for Steward Street improvement
          * EH&S has received partial funding to implement study recommendation
          * for Bike, Cart and Pedestrian Safety
   3. Bike rack locations on NMSU Map
          * added to NMSU map courtesy of Amanda Bowen
   4. Others???
  OLD (CONTINUING) BUSINESS
    1. bicycle safety training classes
        * further review for TS101 bike safety class (League of American Bicyclists) before AggieFest
             1. TS101 Understanding Class: Online via web (need to establish with LAB -noted link to Tammy Schurr 8/28 class)
             2. TS101 Skills Class: October 16, 8:30-12:30pm, Academic Reasearch C, rm 110 (on Training and Goggle calendar)
        * Progress on
              o advertising for the class,
              o help from the Triathlon Club table at AggieFest.
              o identify means and contacts for other advertising on campus, especially to students.
                    + Roundup article on Bike Safety
                    + Handouts / pamphlets
              o Add bike rules to to Freshman 101 class?
    2. Committee Charter Revisions (Cindy Robbins has rewritten with suggestions from August meeting)
        * Latest Draft attached
    3. Bicycle facilities & problems:
    * WO for safety issues rough streets? unsafe locations?
    * Call to City Engineering on Union /Steward traffic light
-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Campus Bike Rack 2010

In Feb 2009 my student safety inspector counted the bicycle racks on campus. They recorded:

    * the number of racks
    * the number of slots in each rack,
    * the number of bikes at the time,
    * the building name
    * the location relative to the building
They also marked each on a map and photographed the rack.

bicycle rack capacity by campus building

    In total the student inspectors checked 40 buildings and 93 bike racks with a capacity for 1381 bicycles.  However, I know that the count is not complete as they did not check beyond main part of campus and there are more at the south area apartments and by ARC.  I have attached a excel spread sheet of the data and below is a graph image of the building and racks capacity.

    Amanda Bowen, NMSU Police indicated that they may be able to digitize the locations on a campus map. As time permits, I will make copies and take the page size maps to her.
-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, August 2010

Bicycle Safety Meeting, August 4, 1pm, Academic Research C, rm 110

August Meeting Agenda
    1. bicycle safety training classes
        * further prep for TS101 bike safety class (League of American Bicyclists) before AggieFest
        * Scheduling: Hybrid Class Dates
             1. TS101 Understanding Class: Online via web (need to establish with LAB -noted link to Tammy Schurr 8/28 class)
             2. TS101 Skills Class: October 16, 8:30-12:30pm, Academic Reasearch C, rm 110 (on Training and Goggle calendar)
        * TO DO (finalize)
              o class cost $15  materials ???
              o details of hybrid class
              o advertising for the class,
              o help from the Triathlon Club table at AggieFest.
              o identify means and contacts for other advertising on campus, especially to students.
                    + Roundup article on Bike Safety
                    + Handouts / pamplets
                    + Add bike rules to to Freshman 101 class?
                    + Tweeter
    2. Committee goals & objectives (hold over from last meeting)
        * Draft of committee goals (draft attached)
    3. Bicycle facilities:
        * Arrowhead road to be widened (article),
        * Listing of Bike Racks (Shearer)
        * WO for safety issues Rrough streets? unsafe locations?
Thanks -- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, July 2010

The July Bicycle Safety Meeting has been set for tomorrow July 13 at 1 pm. Meeting location is at Safety Training Rm 110 in Academic Research C, 1620 Standley Dr.  Meeting duration estimated at 1 hour (must be out of room by 2:45pm).
    The purpose of the meeting is to review goals, resources, and prepare for the Aggie Fest on August 18.

July Meeting Agenda
    1. bicycle safety training classes (Eugene Conway, Ellen Castello)

    2. Committee goals & objectives (Cindy Robbins, Ellen Castello)

  • Draft of committee goals (Cindy Robbins original, Steve Lopez modifications attached)
  • Statistical measurements (Eugene Conway - ref website statistics at http://www.bikesbelong.org/stats/)

    3. Review resources & coordinate bicycle activities with Activity Center (Ben Gabriel)

  • review of activity center resources and planned activities  

    4. News on campus bicycle facilities (Shearer):

  • Arrowhead road bike lanes,
  • LEED shower(s) in Gardner Hall,
  • Work orders for campus bike paths? rough streets? unsafe locations? 
  • BR&R request for improvements to Steward

    5. Others items? News?
Thanks
-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, May 2010

The Bicycle Safety Advocacy will meet Wednesday, May 26, 9am at Academic Research C, Rm 110 (see room schedule at http://www.nmsu.edu/safety/training/calendar/ehs_cal.htm?201005) Map (at http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/maps/map-link.htm#NMSU_EHS_GOOGLE_MAP )
May agenda topics:
    1. schedule bicycle safety training class (Eugene Conway)
    2. review resources&  coordinate bicycle activities with Activity Center (Ben Gabriel)
    3. review progress on bicycle safety facilities, BRR request (Shearer)
    4. committee officers& goals (shearer)
I have added the Biking Months Events in Las Cruces to the safety website (at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/BikeSafety/may-national-bicycle-eve.html) and on the Tweeter page (see http://safety.nmsu.edu)
-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, April 2010

Bicycle Safety Advocacy Committee Meeting, 11am-noon, Friday April 9th, Academic Research C, Room 110

The Tuesday, March 9th attendees selected this Friday for the April meeting (calendar).  The meeting location is EH&S office, room 110, Academic Research Bldg C, 1620 Standley Dr.  Click here for map & walk/ride directions to EH&S.  Monthly meetings are open to anyone with interest and willingness to support bicycle safety and/or participate in monthly meeting.  Please forward a copy of this email to others that may be interested. If you can not attend this meeting but will in the future, email me with comments and willingness to participate (Subject line should include: bicycle safety).  Thanks
-- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,

Bicycle Safety Meeting, March Summary

March 9th Bicycle Safety Advocacy Committee Meeting,
Attendees (5):  David Shearer, Trina Witter, Jean Conway, Tim McKimmie, Stephen DeGuiulio
 Discussion Topics (note: Committee organization was postponed) 
    Campus safety for pedestrians and bikers
       1. Discussion of concern of sidewalk use for bicycles
              * Request for review of master plan's on bicycle use accommodations
              * Request for information on future use of University Ave: Speed limit, 4 lane, etc
       2. Discussion of current bike/pedestrian safety
              * Request for information on bike safety/injuries reported for bicyclists
    Bicycle safety training
       1. Use of EH&S training room offered (see below)
       2. Jean Conway announced May 15 Bike Safety Class
       3. Also note of possible family and child bike safety class.
       4. Request to add section on bicycle safety to EH&S defensive driving class
    Advocate: bicyclist facilities & activities for sustainability and health
       1. New sustainability committee (Steve Loring) - for comments on bicycle use on campus
              * Suggestion: incentive to ride bicycle to campus as means of lower use/need for parking spaces
       2. Rider education
              * Suggestion: bicycle safety tips to RoundUp or place flyer on bike racks
       3. PSA for Radio & TV available (May is bicycle month)
       4. Question: to Way Finding Committee- will new signs include location of to nearest bike racks
       5. Comments: New extension of Payne should include bike lanes.  (Yes they are there)
              * Recommendation that Parking include bicycle lanes when repaving streets
       6. Suggestion that minimum width of campus roads include bike lanes.  

Bicycle Safety Meeting, March 2010 - Organization meeting

Bicycle Safety Advocacy Committee Meeting, 1-2pm, March 9th, ARC 110
      The University Safety Committee is asking for participation in a Bicycle Safety Advocacy Committee. First meeting on calendar is 1-2pm, March 9, at EH&S office, room 110, Academic Research Bldg C, 1620 Standley Dr.  Click here for map & directions to EH&S office
       EH&S as well as the University Safety Committee are NMSU components which seek to minimize injury and risk for employees, students, and the campus community. These are also avenues through which related campus concerns can be addressed for resolution.  Several in the NMSU community have raised concerns about pedestrian safety related to bicyclists and about bicycle routes at and to NMSU. 
      The first meeting is to establish committee leader(s) and begin to address NMSU bicycle safety concerns.  I ask for attendance by anyone with interest and willingness to participate (anticipate short meetings on second Tuesday of each month).  Please forward a copy of this email to others that may be interested. If you can not attend this meeting but will in the future, email me with comments and willingness to participate (Subject line should include: bicycle safety).

  --Proposed discussion topics for committee review.
    Improve safety for pedestrians and bikers
        * bike lanes on campus streets:

                      along Steward Avenue (recommended by pedestrian safety study), along Espina, other locations?
        * separate bike & cart lanes? bells as warning for pedestrian safety
        * changes at crosswalks to limit/slow bike riding across crosswalk
        * stricter bike use rules and bicycle police enforcement
    Advocate: bicyclist facilities & activities for sustainability and health
        * repair & add more bike paths on campus? routes to campus?
        * more bike racks & other facilities for bikers. Where? Rental bikes availability
        * Campus bike rides for health? Bicycle riding competitions between departments?
        * Note: EH&S is setting up a new bike webpage on safety.nmsu.edu
    Bicycle safety training
        * EH&S can help arrange by providing use of the safety training facility and adjacent lot for lecture and skill training.
        * Campus instructors, let me know the particulars and EH&S will try to support this endeavor.      

Thanks --- David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety, (Chair) University Safety Committee,