Details
Lake Tahoe EIP
Performance Measure Info Sheet
Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed
Performance Measure 23 - Miles of Pedestrian and Bicycle Routes Improved or Constructed
Definition 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.
Units miles
Primary Program Air Quality & Transportation
Guidance
Critical Definitions

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. 

Accounting Period and Scale

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
Project Reporting Guidance not yet defined
Subcategories
Subcategory Subcategory Options
Action Performed
Constructed, Designated, Improved
Path or Route Type
Class I/Shared Use Path, Class II/Bike Lane, Class III/Bike Route, Sidewalk
Performance Measure Results
Definitions

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.

Notes
By: Path or Route Type
Show Results: By Year
By: Path or Route Type
Show Results: Cumulatively
By: Action Performed
Show Results: By Year
By: Action Performed
Show Results: Cumulatively
Programs
EIP Program Is Primary EIP Program
03.01 - Air Quality & Transportation
Background

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.