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File #: RES 16-1540    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/12/2016
Title: Approving the Street Design Manual and Complete Streets Action Plan.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Street Design Manual - Final 061716, 2. Complete Streets Action Plan - Final 070816, 3. Planning Commission Resolution 7-8-16, 4. Planning Commission Memo, 5. Transportation Committee Memo030916, 6. HPC Resolution 7-14-16, 7. HPC Memo

Approving the Street Design Manual and Complete Streets Action Plan.


WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council Complete Streets resolution, passed in 2009, recognized the City of Saint Paul strives to be the most livable city in America and livability includes the safe movement of people and goods along all public rights-of-way; and

WHEREAS, the Transportation Chapter of the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan emphasizes the importance of Complete Streets with Policy 1.1 “Complete the streets” and several additional policies relating to multimodal safety and access; and

WHEREAS, the concept of Complete Streets is defined as considering the needs and characteristics of all modes of travel and people of all abilities as an integral part of the street design process and striving to identify win-win solutions for improving safety, access, and mobility of people and goods; and

WHEREAS, the Street Design Manual illustrates and defines best practices for street design for the City of Saint Paul and is intended to be updated administratively as design standards evolve and change; and

WHEREAS, the Complete Streets Action Plan outlines priorities to guide staff in further implementing adopted Complete Streets policies identified in the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul secured funding for the Street Design Manual and Complete Streets Action Plan through a TIGER II planning grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation; and

WHEREAS, an interdepartmental staff work group with representatives from Public Works, Planning and Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Safety and Inspection, and Fire drafted and reviewed the Street Design Manual and Complete Streets Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, public input was gathered through various means, including a kick-off workshop in 2012 five design workshops in 2013, the East 7th Street Better Block event in June 2013, and initial comment period in fall of 2014, and official comment period...

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