Basics
Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed
Action
Project
Mile (miles)
Yes
Miles of bicycle paths, sidewalks and other transit routes improved, constructed or designated in the Tahoe Basin each year. Functional pedestrian and bicycle routes provide safe alternative methods of transportation, which increases personal mobility and decreases dependence on automobiles. This works to reduce pollutant emissions and improve ambient air conditions. This PM is distinct from the Miles of Trails Developed or Improved PM, which is focused on recreation and access to public lands rather than transportation.
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Accomplishments
Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed
By:
Cumulative:

Constructed: Bicycle and pedestrian routes are constructed when a new route is built on a previously unoccupied site. 

Improved: Bicycle and pedestrian routes are considered improved when an action is taken to enhance an existing route for the benefit of public transit.

Name Options
Action Performed
Constructed, Designated, Improved
Path or Route Type
Class I/Shared Use Path, Class II/Bike Lane, Class III/Bike Route, Sidewalk

No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.

This indicator is related to the following Threshold Reporting Categories. Click the help icon to learn more about a Reporting Category.

Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Nitrate Deposition
Ozone (O3)
Regional Visibility
Respirable and Fine Particulate Matter
Sub-Regional Visibility

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Expected Project Accomplishments

Projects may report anticipated accomplishments when they are proposed. Below is a list of all expected project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click on a project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.

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Reported Project Accomplishments

Projects are required to report accomplishments on an annual basis. Below is a list of all reported project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click a on project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.

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Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed is reported as a Performance Measure in the EIP Project Tracker. Indicators used for EIP reporting are summarized in an annual report and highlighted each year during the Lake Tahoe Summit.

Reporting Guidance

Pedestrian & Bicycle Route – An established path, track or other route intended to provide transportation between local neighborhoods and communities. This includes shared use paths, bike lanes, signed shared roadways and sidewalks.  

Transit – The carrying of people, goods or materials from one place to another. Transit paths are constructed to facilitate transit between neighborhoods and communities in the Tahoe Basin.

Constructed – Bicycle and pedestrian routes are constructed when a new route is built on a previously unoccupied site. 

Improved – Bicycle and pedestrian routes are considered improved when an action is taken to enhance an existing route for the benefit of public transit.

Designated Bicycle and pedestrian routes are designated when an unofficial route is officially assigned status as a ‘bicycle or pedestrian routes’ and is assigned a name. 

Information for this PM should be entered into the EIP Database by the implementing entity’s project manager within 30 days of completing construction on the project. Projects taking place over more than one year should report the miles of bicycle and pedestrian routes paths created or improved by December 31st of each reporting year. EIP managers will begin compiling reported data in October each year. 

Project Reporting guidance not yet defined
Programs
03.01 - Air Quality & Transportation
EIP Context

Accomplishments for this PM should be reported separately from the Miles of Trails Developed or Improved PM accomplishments. The differences between these two PMs are outlined below:

  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Route – An established path, track or other route intended to provide transportation between local neighborhoods and communities. This includes shared use paths, bike lanes, signed shared roadways and sidewalks (TMPO & TRPA, 2010). 
  • Recreational Trail - An established path, track or other route intended to provide recreation and access to public land, private land and lakes in the Tahoe Basin.  This includes hiking paths, biking trails, horseback riding trails, OHV trails, etc.
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Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed is reported in Lake Clarity Tracker. Indicators in the Lake Clarity Tracker are used to demonstrate compliance with TMDL requirements.

Lake Clarity Tracker Indicator Data
Reporting Category
Atmospheric Deposition
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Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Pedestrian and bicycle routes and paths provide options for increased personal mobility and decreased dependence on automobiles, both for everyday travel needs as well as recreational use. This reduces air and water pollution, increases community health and cultivates additional economic activity.

This indicator measures the miles of bicycle paths, sidewalks and other transit routes improved or constructed in the Lake Tahoe Region each year. This indicator provides a single data point that captures the total miles of pedestrian and bicycle routes that are improved and constructed in the entire Lake Tahoe Region annually.

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Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed is reported as a Measure in the Transportation Tracker. Transportation Measures are used to support data-driven decision making and performance-based transportation planning.

Goal 2: Connectivity