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File #: 19-00018    Version: Name:
Type: Legislative Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/31/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/17/2019 Final action: 1/17/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sponsors: Sherri Myers
Attachments: 1. September 15, 2016 - Report of City Council Action

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM

 

SPONSOR:                     City Council Member Sherri Myers

 

SUBJECT:

 

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BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE                     

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

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That City Council suspend the activities of the Bicycle Advisory Committee as a subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Board for 120 days or until such time that it is replaced with a Complete Streets Committee.

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HEARING REQUIRED:    No Hearing Required      

 

SUMMARY:

 

On September 15, 2016 the City Council authorized the establishment and continued functioning of the Bicycle Advisory Committee and appointed the members currently serving on the committee.  The Committee was originally established with a membership consisting of nine (9) members.  The task of the Committee was to submit application in order for the City to become a bicycle friendly community.

 

Previously, the City Council participated in the appointment of a Complete Streets Committee and approved Resolution No. 29-12, establishing a policy of incorporating bicycle and pedestrian elements into all future road projects.  City staff identified a series of bicycle path projects and cost estimates for Council’s review. 

 

In an effort to broaden the scope of the Committee’s view, the use of appropriate traffic calming measures that encompasses the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users and disabled people including street lighting and sidewalks should be incorporated into the view of the design, operation and maintenance of streets to promote safe and convenient access and travel for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit riders and people of all abilities. With the ultimate goal to include all modes of transportation.

 

In order to move forward with policy implementation and ordinance recommendations to City Council, the activities of the Bicycle Advisory Committee should be suspended until such a time that it is replaced with a Complete Streets Committee.

 

PRIOR ACTION:                     

 

July 13, 2017 - City Council approved the reappointment of the Complete Streets Committee

September 15, 2016 - City Council authorized the establishment of the Bicycle Advisory Committee

January 21, 2016 - the Bicycle Advisory Committee was formed as a subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Board, but without Council approval

August 9, 2012 - Council approved Complete Streets concept and adopted Resolution No. 29-12

 

FUNDING:                     

 

N/A

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

                     

None

 

STAFF CONTACT:

 

Don Kraher, Council Executive

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

1)                     September 15, 2016 - Report of City Council Action

 

PRESENTATION:     No