|5th & 6th Livable Streets project|
MIST has joined with the Riverfront Neighborhood council in proposing changes on S. 5th Street and S. 6th Street for better access and mobility for all modes of transportation.
*note: Higgins to Arthur is not part of this proposal any longer. This section will be revisited in the future. The photo rendition, however, is still valid for west of Higgins*
About this proposal:
S 5th and S 6th have high crash rates, high rates of speeding, lack bike lanes, and are both very much under capacity for carrying motorized traffic.
Missoula lacks a connected, east/west on-street bike lane south of the river.
The City Engineer cost estimate for this project is about 150k, using some 'standard' estimations. We think the cost will be much lower, as this plan is a very simple modification of what already exists on the street. A little extra paint is all that is needed. The signal heads would not need to be moved or modified in anyway, likely. As the project progresses, details will need to be fine tuned, with the Rifverfront Neighborhood Council providing energy and leadership.
This project would connect to the new bike lanes on 5th and 6th from Higgins to Arthur.
More about intersection designs (PDF) for the bikeway.