This Bicycle Master Plan was prepared for the City of Eastvale, consistent with California Streets and Highways Code Section 891.2. This plan was made possible through the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Sustainability Grant Program. This Bicycle Master Plan incorporates other applicable plans’ goals, objectives and policies, including SCAG’s 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), Western Riverside Council of Governments’ (WRCOG) Non-motorized Transportation Plan , and adjacent cities’ bicycle master plans.
The project’s scope included developing a citywide bicycle network and a menu of supportive programs. To this end, the scope called for strong emphases on the following: Agency and Public Participation; a Bicyclist Needs and Demand Analysis; Education, Enforcement and Encouragement Recommendations; and an Implementation Plan. Because this is Eastvale’s first dedicated Bicycle Master Plan, and the "state of practice" in bicycle planning is rapidly evolving, this report relies heavily on 3D models, maps, photographs and other graphics to illustrate proposed facilities and concepts.
Project Goals and Approach
This project’s overall goal was to create a bicycle master plan for the City of Eastvale. Bicycle master plan adoption and implementation can help achieve important community health, environmental and economic benefits, and plays an increasingly important role in meeting state mandates regarding the environment, health, safety and social equity. The most successful bicycle master plans – those that achieve community benefits and meet legal mandates – reflect important changes in bicycle facilities’ "state of practice."
The following paragraphs highlight the most relevant benefits attributable to bicycling, as well as applicable legislation. They also offer further insight into bicycle facility planning’s "state of practice" and brief facility type descriptions consistent with that state of practice and recommended by this plan. The section concludes with a brief discussion of the methodology used to determine both facility and program recommendations.