Internal Audit has released a new report covering the effectiveness of City processes to plan, design, maintain, and manage nonmotorized transportation facilities with a focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety.
The City of Denton has established pedestrian- and cyclist-related mobility plans and design standards; however, specific goals have not been established to show progress towards implementing these plans. Additionally, funding for improving pedestrian and cyclist facilities exists; however, it is generally limited and not dedicated. Still, progress toward increasing the pedestrian facility network is being made. Further, the City's sidewalk, bike lane, and traffic signal maintenance could be enhanced by documenting procedures. Additional geographic information system resources may be needed to further improve facility condition monitoring. Finally, while enforcement activities seem generally effective when initiated, additional public education and specific regulations could further curb unwanted resident behaviors. Detailed findings can be seen in the Audit of Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety (PDF) report.