One of the guiding principles for creating the Installation of the Future at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) is to encourage alternatives to privately owned vehicle (POV) travel for short trips within the base. Designing and promoting an active, walkable, and bikeable base environment involves creating a system of organized, easily navigable pathways and bikeways that offer users convenience, safety, efficiency, and accessibility. A key component of a walkable, bikeable base is the central Multi-Modal Spine, a coherent, connected bikeway and pedestrian network stretching across the majority of the Support and Flightline Districts.
This section sets forth the objectives, strategies, and criteria to support base planners, consultants, design professionals, and stakeholders as they develop plans and designs that contribute to an integrated mobility framework and a pleasant, mission-focused installation.
C05.2 Design Objectives
Sidewalk, pathway, and trail design will promote base walkability and multi-modal options for the health and wellbeing of Tyndall Community members through the following:
- Standardizing materials and dimensions for mobility infrastructure to conveying clarity and coherence within the installation and contribute to the quality of open spaces and connections
- Promoting an active, walkable, and bikeable base environment by networking and connecting a diverse hierarchy of sidewalks, pathways, and trail typologies
- Supporting the placement and relationships of the sidewalk, pathway, and trail elements to provide a safe, efficient, and vibrant base environment.
Achieving the guideline objectives requires close coordination with other disciplines. To realize the full benefit of the investments in walkability and bikeability at Tyndall AFB, it is of utmost importance that designers and engineers of the pedestrian and bicycle facilities balance considerations for POV and non-POV mobility solutions on the installation.
The benefits of achieving the requirements for the typologies and elements in the following pages are to reduce crashes, improve health and wellbeing, enhance accessibility, foster community, limit non-POV use/parking, promote walkability, and increase sustainability performance for Tyndall AFB.
C05.3 Design Approach
This section describes the approaches used for the planning, layout, design, and coordination of the pedestrian and bicycle facilities across the installation now and into the future. Exhibit C05-1 illustrates the current and future planned improvements for all modes of mobility throughout the base. This section provides a guide for policy and programs and in the placement of sidewalks, pathways, and trails projects.
For guidance on locations and relationships of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, refer to Section B02. Integrated Mobility Framework.
The following sidewalks, pathways, and trails criteria expand on the requirements in the IFS. Each element of the pedestrian and bicycle network is closely coordinated and integrated so all connections and comfort are maximized, and all elements will match across the base for a unified look.
The following plan typologies and elements are described in this section:
- Streets, Intersections, and Crossings
- Multi-Modal Spine
- Sidewalks, Pathways, and Trails
- Paving, walls, and screening materials
All typologies and elements are closely coordinated with the requirements set forth in all sections of the Landscape Master Plan. Designers must reference the other sections of this Plan, as well as the IFS Appendix Design Intent: Architectural Image & Character for requirements and details specific to those component plans.
C05.4 Design Typologies
Many systems—landscaping, lighting, signage, site design and furnishing and stormwater management—must function together to create Tyndall AFB’s network of sidewalks, pathways, and trails. The typologies discussed in this section describe the unique features that create a safe, accessible, and integrated mobility system.
C05.5 Design Typology Criteria
The criteria in this section relate to specific design requirements, including IFS requirements, and guidelines for contractors to follow and Tyndall AFB personnel to review. Additional criteria are provided in the other sections of this Landscape Master Plan and are not repeated in this section; however, the requirements for sidewalks, pathways, and trails must be coordinated with other site elements. The sections that follow serve as worksheets, with supporting guidance and illustrations, for contractors to use among their teams and in coordination with Tyndall AFB. These worksheets should be used to complete the Compliance Checklist submittal for each project. Each requirement includes a selection of check boxes to indicate the applicability of that requirement to a specific context, and to demonstrate compliance with the requirements.
Yes No NA The designer/contractor either selects “Yes” if compliance has been met, “No” if it has not, or “N/A” if the requirement is not applicable to the project.
Exhibit C05-2. Sidewalks, Pathways & Trails Facility Criteria Summary
|Typology Group||Facility Types||Criteria||Total Width||Material(s)||Mode(s)|
|Streets, Intersections & Crossings||Crosswalks||C05.5.1.1; C05.5.1.3||varies||Paint on Existing Asphalt; Enhanced Paving||Varies|
|Mid-block crossings||C05.5.1.1; C05.5.5.2||varies||Paint on Existing Asphalt; Enhanced Paving||Varies|
|Shared-lane markings||C05.5.1.2||N/A||Paint on Existing Asphalt||Bicycle|
|Multi-Modal Spine||Flightline District Multi Modal Spine||C05.5.2||50’-80’||Concrete Pavers||Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian|
|Support District Multi-Modal Spine||C05.5.3||32’-42’||CIP Concrete and Recycled Asphalt||Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian|
|Sidewalks, Pathways & Recreational Trails||Shared-use pathways||C05.5.4.1||12’-14’||Recycled Asphalt||Bicycle and Pedestrian|
|Multi-use pathways||C05.5.4.2||14’-16’||CIP Concrete and Recycled Asphalt||Bicycle and Pedestrian|
|Pedestrian paths||C05.5.4.3; C05.5.4.5||6’-10’||CIP Concrete||Pedestrian|
|Sidewalks||C05.5.4.3; C05.5.4.5||Min. 6’||CIP Concrete||Pedestrian|
|Recreational trails||C05.5.4.4||5’-10’||Per INRMP, (e.g. Crushed Stone, Shell and/or Hardwood Mulch)||Pedestrian|
|Trailheads||Trailhead||C05.5.5||Min. 30’ Radius||CIP Concrete and Enhanced Paving||Bicycle and Pedestrian|
C05.6 Design Elements
C05.7 Design Elements – Coastal Zone
Due to the unique attributes of the Coastal Zone, the natural environment must be considered in the design, routing, and materials of the paths, boardwalks, and piers.
Refer to below documents for additional requirements:
- UFC 4-152-07, Design: Small Craft Berthing Facilities
- UFC 3‑600‑01, Fire Protection: Engineering for Facilities
- America Society of Civil Engineers Manual of Practice No. 50, Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbors (MOP 50)
- National Fire Protection Association 303, Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards
- Section C.09 Lighting, for lighting restrictions within the Coastal Zone
Criteria for the Coastal Zone pathway and trail elements include the following.