Lincoln's population has grown by 140,287 people since 1958 and in that same amount of time, the City went from 25.54 square miles to 92.74 square miles; a 265% increase. What that means for the Department of Public Works and Utilities is growing infrastructure and service demands. In order to successfully support Lincoln's continued growth and prosperity, the Department must establish a strategic mindset that is aimed at continual improvement of vital infrastructure and services coupled with a sustainable and responsible approach to the management of public resources.
Access management balances the need to provide access to individual properties and developments while protecting the effective and safe flow of traffic on the surrounding road system. The City is publishing these standards to the public in one clear, easily accessible document. The goal is to provide our community, including neighborhoods, developers and property owners thorough, clear guidelines to be used in finding the correct balance between our competing values.
The following is updated information related to the City of Lincoln's A.D.A. Transition Plan and the "Non-Right-of-Way Facilities" for the Public Works & Utilities Department. This information is an update to the information provided in the 1992 A.D.A. Transition Plan.
The Public Works & Utilities Department, in association with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department, has developed a Pedestrian Facilities Transition Plan which details all facets of pedestrian facility installation and repair. The Transition Plan includes a commitment by the community for: 1) Installation of new pedestrian facilities; 2) Repair of existing pedestrian facilities; and 3) Installation of curb ramps in compliance with ADA standards.
The goal of the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District hazard mitigation planning project is to make residents, businesses, property owners, operators of critical infrastructure, and jurisdictions less susceptible to the affects of future disasters by increasing the disaster resistance of the district and the jurisdictions located within its boundary.
The Mayor's Road Design Standards Technical Task Force is hereby charged to evaluate the standards for roadway design and construction looking at current design standards and industry practices. The Task Force is asked to ratify existing procedures or to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council that propose to amend, refine or change such processes.
To show what is possible when communities use technology to connect transportation assets into an interactive network, the Smart City Challenge will provide up to $40 million in federal funding to one mid-sized city that puts forward bold, data-driven ideas to improve lives by making transportation safer, easier, and more reliable. The City of Lincoln vision for the Smart City Challenge will be focused into attainable project components that leverage our current and continued focus on the use of technology for major transformation of our system.
The Solid Waste Management Plan for Lincoln and Lancaster County is a guidance document, communication tool, and a resource for policy decisions regarding solid waste management systems, facilities and programs.